Elwha River Hydroelectric Power Plant (NRIS 88002741)
N end of Lake Aldwell,
Washington. County/parish: Clallam.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
December 15, 1988.
Part of Hydroelectric Power Plants in Washington State, 1890--1938 MPS
- Elwha Dam
- The Elwha Dam was a 108-ft (33 m) high dam located in the United States, in the state of Washington, on the Elwha River approximately 4.9 miles (7.9 km) upstream from the mouth of the river on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act of 1992 authorized the US Federal Government to acquire the Elwha Dam and Glines Canyon Dam hydroelectric power projects for decommissioning and demolition for habitat restoration. Removal of the Elwha Dam began in September 2011 and was fully complete by March 2012, allowing the Elwha River to flow freely through the site. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/88002741