Dams and the Royal River

Please join Royal River Conservation Trust, Maine Rivers, The Town of Yarmouth and CCA-Maine for an informational session on recent studies regarding the future of Yarmouth’s two dams.

The meeting will be held  on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 at the Log Cabin, 196 Main Street, Yarmouth. It is open to the public and there will be information and presentations on the feasibility analysis with ample time for questions and discussions.

The Royal River flows nearly 26 miles from its source in Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester to its mouth in Casco Bay in Yarmouth.  The watershed includes approximately 141 square miles of land in the towns of Auburn, Durham, Gray, New Gloucester, Pownal, North Yarmouth and Yarmouth.  The Town of Yarmouth owns two dams, the Bridge Street Dam and the East Elm Street Dam. These are the lower-most dams in the watershed.  Together they block access to over 100 miles of mainstem and tributary habitat for migratory fish.  As part of the Royal River Restoration Project and following recommendations of the 2008 Royal River Corridor Master Plan, the Town of Yarmouth is evaluating options for fisheries and habitat restoration.  
For more info: www.rrct.org and http://mainerivers.org/projects/royal-river/

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