Presumpscot River Dam May be Removed

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Portland Press Herald: Sappi North America is seeking approvals to remove a dam and make other changes along the Presumpscot River in Westbrook [Maine] as part of a historic agreement to restore fish populations and enhance recreational uses in the upper river.

Parties involved in the agreement, announced Wednesday, hope it will help revive fish spawning runs and fishing opportunities, as well as attract whitewater kayakers and additional tourists to Westbrook. It also marks the latest stage in a decades-long effort to clean up and restore a heavily industrialized river running through one of Maine’s most populous areas.

Read more about efforts to remove a dam on the Presumpscott River.

westbrook_and_presumpscot_river_jan_08

Portland Press Herald: Sappi North America is seeking approvals to remove a dam and make other changes along the Presumpscot River in Westbrook [Maine] as part of a historic agreement to restore fish populations and enhance recreational uses in the upper river.

Parties involved in the agreement, announced Wednesday, hope it will help revive fish spawning runs and fishing opportunities, as well as attract whitewater kayakers and additional tourists to Westbrook. It also marks the latest stage in a decades-long effort to clean up and restore a heavily industrialized river running through one of Maine’s most populous areas.

Read more about efforts to remove a dam on the Presumpscott River.