Dam

Posted by Ken Campbell February 18, 2009 0 Comment 734 views

Back in the Fall of 2007, I wrote a short Field Report for the Azimuth Expeditions web site about a family canoe outing on Lake Aldwell. At the time, a dam removal project was slated to begin in just a few months, and it was with a sense of urgency that I chose the destination. “Now, with the removal of the dams on the Elwha River just a few months away, I figured I’d better go for a look before it was gone forever.” That’s what I wrote then.

Well, the dam is still there. Along with its sister dam a few miles farther inland, the one that holds back the waters of Lake Mills. They’re still scheduled to be demolished, but the date has been moved back to 2011. Or maybe 2012. Quien sabe?

I wonder if it’s one of those things that a person could watch, when it happens. I believe I’d like to see a dam get removed. Meantime, I think I’ll go back to Lake Aldwell again, maybe this Spring.

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