Maine Group Takes Over 3 Dams

Howland Dam, Photo by Bridget Beesaw, Penobscot River Restoration Trust.

Bangor Daily News: The decade-long effort to reopen nearly 1,000 miles of fish habitat in central and northern Maine surpassed a milestone last week when a coalition purchased 3 major dams on the Penobscot River north of Bangor.

Project Map, Penobscot River Restoration Trust.

The coalition of organizations working together as the Penobscot River Restoration Trust officially took possession of the Veazie, Great Works and Howland dams from PPL Corp. on Friday in a historic deal worth $24 million.

Next up for the coalition: complete plans to start dismantling or bypassing the dams over the next several years.

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