Maine Boaters Warned of Low Kennebec River Levels
August 11, 2012
Portland Press Herald: Owners of a local dam have significantly lowered the depth of the Kennebec River behind the dam for maintenance, posing a potential low-water hazard to boaters upriver.
The area around the Hydro Kennebec Dam was searched a few weeks ago as part of the effort to find missing toddler Ayla Reynolds, but this week’s low water is so maintenance can be performed below the water line and has nothing to do with the search, said Joanne Walsh, spokeswoman for owner Brookfield Power.
The water level upstream from the dam, in northern Waterville and Winslow, is 15’ below capacity and boaters should avoid it because it “will expose many new navigational hazards on the water,” according to a news release from Brookfield Power.
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