Good read, thanks for posting. I went on a recon of the Elwha River Valley with three friends from OPFF Club last Tuesday. They were showing me some put-in and take-out's for my Pontoon. We were all amazed how much new growth there was in and around the lake bottom. A lot of planted trees and natural growth. Reeds 10 ft tall all around the islands and banks. Plenty of new trees planted all over the lake bottom. They are getting a good jumpstart on a fast recovery. There is a lot of BIG logs all over the lake and we met two biologist who were marking these logs to tract their movements during high flows. The trees stumps down on the lake bottom from 1911 looked very fresh and were 12-15 ft tall.
It will take awhile for the river to flush out all the logs in and around the banks, so there is going to be a lot of snags and sweeps for awhile. Heads up drifting!
The aerial photo shows the silt built beaches very well, we went down to the mouth to see the "NEW" land. Very impressive.
This is a great project that has been going on for along time and if you are in the area it is well worth checking out.
Side note: Fred, as I am typing this, my 15 y/o Mini Poodle is snoring away at my feet. "On the ninth day God truly made man's best friend".
Hope you and your Pup are having a great day in the cool grass out back.