Monday, October 25, 2010

Fish Passages Coming to a Dam Near You

The great boiling schools of blueback herring, shad
and alewives that once passed through Westbrook on their way up the Presumpscot
River disappeared hundreds of years ago. But by May 1, 2013--at the latest--the
stage will be set for their return. That is the date Inland Fisheries and
Wildlife Commissioner Roland D. Martin set for completion of a fish passage
through the Cumberland Mills dam. When it is complete, the project will trigger
construction of more fish passages on five of the eight remaining dams that
block the river on its 25-mile course from Sebago Lake into Casco Bay in
- John C.L. Morgan

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