Mousam River Dam Removal Weighed

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Portland Press Herald: A Kennebunk [Maine] electric utility is weighing whether to remove the 3 lowest dams on the Mousam River or face potentially costly upgrades to restore fish passage to a river that once hosted large runs of spawning fish.

Trustees at Kennebunk Light & Power District have until March 2017 to decide whether to seek federal relicensing of 3 dams that the nonprofit utility owns on the Mousam River or propose several alternatives for the facilities. One option under serious consideration—and being pursued by local conservationists and sportsmen—is the removal of some or all 3 of the dams, including the large Kesslen Dam located in the heart of downtown Kennebunk.

Read more about the proposal to remove 3 dams on the Mousam River in Maine.