Maine Dam Removal a Boon to Whitewater Paddlers

River Aare, Interlaken, Berner Oberland, Switzerland

Bangor Daily News: Removal of the Great Works Dam in Bradley and the Veazie Dam, part of the Penobscot River Restoration Project, had an added benefit for those who like whitewater, according to organizers of the upcoming Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta.

“It’s got some challenging whitewater rapids,” Scott Phillips, a Penobscot Indian and race chair, said Friday of the stretch of river located below Indian Island, where the two dams have been removed in the last three years. “Since we took the dams out, it’s a challenge [for paddlers].”

Read more about the 2015 Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta.