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An assessment of stream habitat and nutrients in the Elwha River basin: implications for restoration

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Mark D. Munn, R.W. Black, A.L. Haggland, M.A. Hummling, and R.L. Huffman, 1999, An assessment of stream habitat and nutrients in the Elwha River basin: implications for restoration: Water-Resources Investigations Report.

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The Elwha River was once famous for its 10 runs of anadromous salmon which included chinook that reportedly exceeded 45 kilograms. These runs either ceased to exist or were significantly depleted after the construction of the Elwha (1912) and Glines Canyon (1927) Dams, which resulted in the blockage of more than 113 kilometers of mainstem river and tributary habitat. In 1992, in response to the loss of the salmon runs in the Elwha River Basin, President George Bush signed the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, which authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to remove both dams for ecosystem restoration. The objective of this U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study was to begin describing baseline conditions for assessing [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/wri984223
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