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After the dam's removal:
Remnants of the dam were left as reminders of the area's history.
Now the river flows freely from its source in the Olympic Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This project was the largest dam removal in U.S. history.
More info about the Elwha Dam:
PBS documentary (about 25 minutes): Undamming the Elwha
National Geographic (3 minutes - time lapse video): Freeing the Elwha
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