Veazie Dam Removal Continues on Penobscot River

Great Works Dam, photo by Cheryl Daigle, Penobscot River Restoration Trust.
Great Works Dam, photo by Cheryl Daigle, Penobscot River Restoration Trust.

BDN The Maine Campus: Friday (Oct. 25) marked the first time in 180 years when water from the Penobscot River flowed through a section where the coffer dam used to be, behind the now removed Veazie Dam. Volunteers worked on the shores to help save stranded, dewatered mussels.

The removals of the coffer dam, Great Works Dam and, most recently, the Veazie Dam have set into motion the restoration of the Penobscot River. The project began in 2009 when baseline assessments commenced and is set to be completed in 2014.

Read more about the removal of the Veazie Dam.