The largest dam removal project in American history began in 2011 on the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Northwest Washington State. Since then two dams were removed, allowing the river to run free for the first time in over 100 years. The slides show what’s left of the Gline’s Canyon dam and Lake Mills that it backed up. Being freed, the river now runs naturally and you can see much of the debris that washed down from the lake when the dam was first breached. The later pictures show it in its more natural state. Several species of Wild Pacific Salmon have already found their way back up the river to their primordial spawning grounds.
Here is a potpourri of cloud types for this week’s challenge.
Ed’s Sunday tills has challenged us this week with power lines. So, I have many of them, mostly not wanted but difficult to get around. Here are a couple of sunsets from my front yard with the power lines front and center.
Collapsed Skagit River bridge, on Interstate – 5,
Sunday Stills asks for a bridge of any kind. This one was a functioning bridge until it collapsed. It is back functioning again but it was a major headache for a while as it is part of Interstate 5 that ties the West Coast with British Columbia, Canada.
Birds, we have birds. So here are some gulls of various types. I like to catalogue them but I need many more to get a full set. These are most of the gull that we see in my part of the northwest.
So Ed, this is a great idea and right up my alley. I love boats and own two. Here are a few boats of different sizes and purposes from my collection: