Lecture set Saturday on coastal hazards, Elwha

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PORT TOWNSEND — Ian Miller of Washington Sea Grant will give an illustrated presentation on “Coastal Response to Dam Removals on the Elwha River: Present and Future” at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The talk will be at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Admission is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested.

Miller will talk about how the coastal zone is responding to the removal of the dams and rapid erosion of sediment impounded behind them.

Based at Peninsula College, Miller focuses his research, education and outreach on natural coastal hazards on the Olympic Peninsula, including impacts of climate change, tsunamis and chronic erosion.

He has a bachelor's degree in marine ecology from Western Washington University and earned his doctorate in oceanography from the University of California-Santa Cruz in 2011.

Miller is one of the key scientists working on the Elwha Nearshore Consortium, a group of scientists and managers who joined together to understand and promote the nearshore restoration associated with the Elwha dam removals.

The lecture is sponsored by the Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group.

For more information, phone Michael Machette at 360-531-2441 or visit www.quimpergeology.org.

Last modified: January 05. 2013 8:55PM
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