3 Maine dams to be opened to fish

3 Maine dams to be opened to fish

There are 1 comment on the Boston.com story from Aug 21, 2008, titled 3 Maine dams to be opened to fish. In it, Boston.com reports that:

Conservationists said Thursday they are moving forward with plans to remove two dams and install a fishway at a third to reopen hundreds of miles of Maine river habitat to Atlantic salmon and other sea-run ...

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Orono, ME

#1 Aug 25, 2008
This explains the 30% residential electric increase scheduled for Febuary 2009. This would be at the Peak of the Maine winter heating season.

They are removing two large dams. Installing a small one that was abandoned due to poor performance. This will give a net loss of approximately 30% of the local hydro electric generating capacity. Sad.

All because no one can design a working fish ladder.

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