SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Elwha too clogged for fish to live

KitsapSun – Two days after I hiked the sandy, rocky desolation that used to be Lake Mills,  as many as 200,000 chinook salmon were killed in what has to be one of the  biggest blunders in the history of the Washington State Department of Fish and  Wildlife.  The year-old salmon were released from the new $16 million Elwha Hatchery run by  the state and Lower Elwha Klallam tribe on April 5. Most — if not all — were  killed when they tried to swim downstream through the thick gray goop that is  the lower Elwha River, created by the removal of two dams built illegally in  1910. continued

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