John Gussman

VIDEO of the flood-swollen Elwha River in Olympic National Park

  • Sunday, February 8, 2015 12:09am
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JOHN GUSSMAN — the Sequim-based cinematographer who has been documenting the $325 million Elwha River restoration/dam removal project — has shared a new 2-minute video — below, https://vimeo.com/119029319 — taken Friday of the Elwha.

The river, now free of its two dams and swollen by heavy rains, roars through Olympic National Park west of Port Angeles.

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Flooding on the Elwha 2/6/15 from John Gussman on Vimeo.

“Return of the River, ” a new film co-directed by Gussman and Jessica Plumb of Port Townsend, documents the history of the Elwha, the decades-long efforts to remove its Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, and the restoration efforts to bring salmon and steelhead runs back to the southern 70 miles of the river.

To learn more about “Return of the River” and Gussman’s other projects, click on www.elwhafilm.com; phone him at 360-808-6406 or email [email protected] Plumb can be reached at 360-821-9665, or email her at [email protected]

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