DamNation: Work starts on removal of 200-year-old dam on Sheepscot River

The removal of the Coopers Mills dam – located roughly a dozen miles east of Augusta Maine – is part of a three-year, roughly $2 million campaign to improve fish passage in a river within the heart of midcoast Maine that is home to Atlantic salmon, sturgeon, alewives and other sea-run fish. Yet the projects also aim to preserve some of the history surrounding historic dams and mills while enhancing public access to sites that once served important roles in the economies of local communities.

LINK (via: The Press Herald)

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