Miles Lost Miles Gained

Art and science combine to virtually restore lost rivers through digital maps, sculpture and intersecting tales of ecosystem destruction and restoration.

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Presentation of ML/MG map and virtual tour of the Lost Rivers of King County

Lost Rivers of King County

Location: Ballard Locks Visitor Center
Date: Saturday December 30th 2017
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM.

Come explore the Lost Rivers of King County with Zac Corum, creative director of the Miles Lost/ Miles Gained project, and celebrate the inaugural public release of the new interactive digital map of the historical Duwamish, Black, Sammamish, White and Stuck Rivers. The new mobile enabled map allows users to explore the “lost” rivers and history of the Duwamish and Puyallup River basins that were radically transformed in the early 20th century by intention and by accident.  Mr. Corum will provide a demonstration of the map and take the audience on a virtual guided tour of the lost rivers in their backyards and discuss the Miles Lost / Miles Gained project which uses art, interpretation and digital maps to tell intersecting tales of river transformation in the Puget Sound area.

The Miles Lost/Miles Gained project began in 2011 by Mr. Corum, inspired by the pending removal of the Elwha River dams, and has been gratefully assisted by Dr. Brian Collins (Puget Sound River History Project, UW Earth and Space Sciences), Mr. Amir Sheikh (PSRHP, Burke Museum Waterlines Project) and Ms. Heather Minnella (Snoqualmie Indian Tribe). Mr. Corum is also grateful for the support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in providing historical maps and a venue for presenting the project. Digitization and production of the website map facilitated through a King County 4 Culture Preservation Special Project grant.