Monday, June 11, 2012

Celebrating A Big Moment for the Penobscot River

Via Moldy Chum:

The removal of the 1,000-foot-long Great Works Dam in Maine is the result of a collaborative effort by a coalition of conservation groups, hydropower producers and state and federal agencies to tear down two out-dated, inefficient dams on thePenobscot River and restore sea-run fish runs.
LINK (via:The Bangor Daily News)
Next year the Veazie Dam, which is larger and closer to the ocean, is scheduled to be removed. Once both dams are gone, Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish will have access to 1,000 miles of ancestral river habitat.

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One of the nation’s most significant river restoration projects will kick off on Maine’s Penobscot River on Monday. You can watch a live stream of the June 11 event here, scheduled to begin at 10am eastern time.
LINK (via: American Rivers)


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