Indian Creek (Elwha River)
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Indian Creek flows from Lake Sutherland into the former Lake Aldwell. Historically, Indian Creek supported runs of several anadromous salmon and trout species, including all five species of Pacific Salmon. However, with construction of the Elwha Dam in 1913, fish were blocked from accessing the Pacific Ocean.
While the Elwha Dam was in operation, Indian Creek sustained populations of kokanee sockeye salmon, which spawned in Lake Sutherland and migrated to Lake Aldwell to use as their ocean. It also contained landlocked rainbow trout, coastal cutthroat trout, and introduced eastern brook trout.
- Gussman, John. "Going Home". Return of the River. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
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