Elwha River handles heavy rains

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- Olympic National Park says the Elwha River handled recent heavy rains with no problems at the sites where two dams are being removed.

Spokeswoman Barb Maynes told the Peninsula Daily News (http://is.gd/kreNuv) high water flows were anticipated and channeled. She says the river transported sediment downstream last week according to plan.

The Elwha and Glines Canyon dams are being removed as part of a $325 million project to restore the river's once-famous salmon runs.

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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com