After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History, This River Is Thriving | National Geographic

June 2, 2016 - Conservationists can now point to the largest dam removal project in the U.S. as a success story. The ecosystem of Washington's Elwha River has been thriving since the removal of its hydroelectric dam system. Recent surveys show dramatic recovery, especially in the near shore at the river's mouth, where the flow of sediment has created favorable habitat for the salmon population. A new generation of salmon species, some of which are endangered, are now present in the river. Some hope that the restoration of the Elwha River will become a shining example for the removal of dams across the U.S. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read "River Revives After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History." http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/largest-dam-removal-elwha-river-restoration-environment/ Check out salmon photos on National Geographic Your Shot. http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/tags/salmon/ Learn more about the largest dam removal in U.S. history. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140826-elwha-river-dam-removal-salmon-science-olympic/ After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History, This River Is Thriving | National Geographic https://youtu.be/VipVo8zPH0U National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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Keith Oberg: damit

Matt Klock: Tear all damns down. Rivers are the veins of the earth.

Radu Nastase: And air pollution in the area is way UP

LaughTooHard: What? All are Federally listed as Endangered Species? The US has three different Federal Agencies that regulate salmon. Far too much Government and incorrect analysis. The sports fishing off of Southwest Vancouver Island has never been better and the vast majority of those fish originate from US rivers.

Cal Bono: Great! now make sure you dont be stupid like Canada and allow asshat indians to fish the river, but not anyone else.

KELLI2L2: Rather than destroy the Dam why not just open 🔓 it.... Duh

I.B. WHOIBE: Dam good news!

Law For All: Amazing time lapse

RedRaider 3000: Awesome, it only cost tens of millions of tax dollars to complete and conservationists can have a job. These people are a cancer.

Hippo Biscuit: Whoopie now residents for miles will have to pay double for power😃 Way to go guys!👍

The1Jebrim: Tearing down human civilization should not be celebrated.

Theresa Hope: Wow the removal is fantastic. It's like minecraft

Aaron Cobb: Can't wait to go fishing there

Seth Mueller: if I was given $1000 I would keep it because I'm not stupid like the people who donate it.

Shadab Fariduddin: Excellent decision worth emulating

Judith Anne: But why was the dam built in the first place?

Joshua Matthew M. Samarita: So, hydro power plant is not good on environment?

Two Tone: Each dam that is removed, raises global sea level. But in this case, I don't mind as its practically on top of the next megathrust earthquake, and might have ruptured, killing many people downstream.

Puffy Adderson's FAKE NEWS trolling channel!!!: Well I'll be DAMNED!!!!!

arun prasad: Karanataka from india you watching

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