Fish Ladder Opens on Presumspcot River, ME

Portland Press Herald: The first of several fish passageways planned for the Presumpscot River officially opened Wednesday [May 1], just in time for alewives and other species to make migratory runs that could begin any day.

Sappi Fine Paper was required by the state to build the fishway at its Cumberland Mills Dam. Its opening represents a key step in a long-running effort to restore migratory fish runs that have been blocked for more than a century by a series of industrial dams.

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