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Lower Kennebec Dams

Lower Kennebec Dams

•    Fish passage plans like those proposed by Brookfield haven’t worked for Atlantic salmon anywhere in the world, and they’re not going to work on the Kennebec.

•    Removing these dams is the best chance we have to prevent Atlantic salmon from becoming extinct and would benefit other sea-run fish that are important to the health of the Gulf of Maine.

•    NOAA’s decision ignores these realities, harming wildlife, our environment, and our commercial fishing industries.

Maine TU Council is a conservation partner working with NRCM and other organizations including Maine Rivers and ASF to prevent Atlantic salmon from becoming extinct in Maine.

Next major milestone: Draft Environmental  Impact Statement expected late March 2023

Click here to read NOAA's Biological Opinion (BIOP)