Sunday, April 8, 2012

Penbscot River Project

The epicenter of dam removal news is set to shift from the Elwha River to the Penbscot, Maine's largest River.
Patagonia fly fishing ambassador Topher Brown outlines the scope of the Penobscot project and what it mean's for the river's habitat and fish, most notably the Atlantic salmon. 
Dam busting is a hot commodity on both the left and right coasts of North America. On December 17, 2010, the Penobscot River Restoration Trust – a joint venture betweenAmerican Rivers, the Atlantic Salmon FederationMaine Audubon, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Nature Conservancy, the Penobscot Indian Nation, and Trout Unlimited – purchased the Veazie, Howland and Great Works Dams on the Penobscot River in Maine at a cost of 25 million dollars. Phase Two of the Penobscot River Restoration Project begins with the removal of the Great Works Dam in 2012 and the removal of the Veazie Dam over a two-year period beginning in 2013. Construction of a fish bypass at Howland Dam runs concurrently with dam removal. The estimated cost to implement this phase of the project is 30 million dollars.
LINK (Via: The Cleanest Line)


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