Title

Author Franklin Burroughs, a longtime visitor to the area, reflects on the chang

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-2003

Pages

66-73, 106

Abstract

Author Franklin Burroughs, a longtime visitor to the area, reflects on the changes that have occurred over the years at the Forks, where the Dead and Kennebec rivers converge. The hydro dam at Harris makes for paradoxes in the section of the Kennebec River between Harris and the Forks. At night and into the early hours of the morning the turbines are shut off and the flow is reduced, creating a peaceful, low and rocky river. For most of the daylight hours, Harris Dam is opened, releasing a torrent that turns the river wild. The whitewater has spawned a thriving rafting industry in the area.

Subjects

Dams, Dead Space Gallery Portland, Kennebec River

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