Elwha River's Former Lake Mills Pics

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  1. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    Thanks Ron, been trying to keep up on this but haven't lately, amazing !!! Oh, how I miss that upper river !!!!

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    yoohoo what dam is next
     
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    I imagine that a lot more of the silt will be moving with the rain we have had and the stuff that is coming.
     
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    I wonder how much gold washed down the river to lay in all that silt.
     
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    I wonder when the first kayak or raft descent will be, like after they blew Condit on the White Salmon. Seems like it took a few weeks for a major jam to break up and free; then kayakers and rafters were floating through the old Northwestern reservoir and past the dam site.
     
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    I'm sure that the gold bugs are dyin' to get at it! A local I know who pans the local rivers told me he found a few small nuggets recently, but of course he wouldn't say which river he was on. Its just a hobby for him.
     
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    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Thanks for the link, Ron. I've been checking the cams on the dam removal blog a couple of times per week.
     
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    It took quite a long time to remove the silt from when they took that dam out on the Clark fork. They moved it in Railroad cars up to around Warm Springs.
     
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    Hey Mark- Me too. Some of my very best fly fishing experiences (where water, scenery, weather and wild fish all came together to provide wonderfully perfect fly fishing memories) occurred between Cat Creek & the Lake Mills delta. Sure would be nice to have videos of at least a couple of 'em.....

    Oh well, Life's Good!!

    If I had to check out today, I'd consider myself a very lucky guy to have had those opportunities.
     
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