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June 12th, 2012
Eastern U.S. Dam Demo Aims to Spawn Atlantic Salmon

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Hundreds of people are expected to gather here this morning to celebrate the start of a $62 million project to restore the Penobscot River. Following the conclusion of a 10 a.m. press conference at the Great Works Dam, work crews will begin knocking down a defunct concrete fishway in the middle of the dam, the second of three dams located downstream from Indian Island, the Penobscot Indian reservation. The project is seen as a model for river restoration in other parts of the world because the terms of a multi-party agreement will allow power companies to increase power generation elsewhere in the river watershed. In the end, there will be no loss of power production. Read More

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