The Penobscot River in Maine is one of the state’s, and the Northeast’s, most cherished fisheries. The trout fishing in the spring can be fantastic. But that’s not to say that the river hasn’t faced its share of challenges. Invasive northern pike have threatened the trout population, and dams on the river have as well.
The state has undertook means to eradicate the pike, as we’ve told you, and we’re happy to report that, starting Monday, a major dam will be coming down.
The Great Works Dam will be coming down this coming week, thanks to the hard work and resilience of groups fighting for the river’s health, according to the Bangor Daily News. Removing the dam should help restore the famed sea-runs of Atlantic salmon and trout up the Penobscot - Rick Bach
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