United States: Chinook salmon return to Olympic National Park after dam demolished

Mongabay: In March of this year the Elwha Dam, which had stood for 99 years, was demolished in the U.S. state of Washington. Five months later, Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) made their way down the river to long-blocked off habitat and entered Olympic National Park. "As I saw the fish roll, my heart jumped!" said Phil Kennedy, Lead Fisheries Technician for Olympic, in a press release. Park officials have been conducting weekly checks all summer, waiting for the Chinook salmon to make their return.......

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