How Removing One Maine Dam 20 Years Ago Changed Everything

The removal of the Edwards Dam on Maine’s Kennebec River helped river conservationists reimagine what’s possible.

Those who advocated for the dam’s removal promised that devastated fisheries would return, and the city of Augusta would benefit from new recreational opportunities and a revitalization of the riverfront.

They were right. But it wasn’t just Augusta where change was felt. The removal of the 162-year-old  dam restored the ecology and propelled a national movement.

LINK (via: The Revelator)

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