Elwa River http://kplu.org en Elwha River dam removal historic, but not explosive http://kplu.org/post/elwha-river-dam-removal-historic-not-explosive <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982954.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982954.mp3</a></p><p>PORT ANGELES, Wash. &ndash; Seattle&#39;s Kingdome collapsed with a bang. Explosive demolition experts also brought down the cooling tower at the former Trojan nuclear plant. But if you&#39;re hoping for the same excitement from the upcoming destruction of two big hydropower dams on Washington&#39;s Elwha River, you&#39;ll be disappointed.</p><p>The history-making dam removal that begins in September will happen slowly and methodically.</p><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:27:02 +0000 Tom Banse 2384 at http://kplu.org Elwha River dam removal historic, but not explosive Turbines to shut down for good at doomed Elwha dams http://kplu.org/post/turbines-shut-down-good-doomed-elwha-dams <p>Nearly 100 years of hydropower production comes to a close today (Wednesday) on the Elwha River on Washington&#39;s Olympic Peninsula. The turbines at the two dams on the river are going off line for good in preparation for the biggest dam removal in North American history.</p><p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:30:20 +0000 Tom Banse 1757 at http://kplu.org Turbines to shut down for good at doomed Elwha dams