Elwha dams are subject of next SEF Science Café

Two dams on the Elwha River disrupted the flow of sediment to the Strait of Juan de Fuca for nearly 100 years, contributing to erosion of the Elwha River delta and altering coastal habitat.

Dr. Ian Miller describes how researchers are tracking the response of coastal systems (both physical and biological) and describes their most up-to-date findings at the next Science Café, presented by Sequim Education Foundation, slated for April 8.

Miller is Washington Sea Grant’s coastal hazards specialist, working at Peninsula College in Port Angeles as well as the Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks.

Miller works with coastal communities on the Olympic Peninsula to increase their ability to plan for and manage coastal hazards, including tsunami, chronic erosion, coastal flooding and hazards associated with climate change. Find him online at the Coast Nerd Gazette.

The Science Café is a community service of Sequim Education Foundation. Programs present expert speakers for adult and young adult audiences interested in current developments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Science Café events are held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Paradise Cafe. Admission is free and food and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information about Sequim Education Foundation, see

Science Café

presented by Sequim Education Foundation

When: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8

Where: Paradise Cafe, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim

Presentation: “Two Dams and the Beach: Dam Removal as Coastal Restoration” with Dr. Ian Miller

Admission: Free

More info:

Upcoming Science Café events

May 13 — Alex Bradbury on “Mollusks and Looking Beneath the Surface of the Salish Sea”

June 10 — Dave Brasher on “Explosive Welding”


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