Title

Article about the Androscoggin River, the state's third largest river, that was

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

1-1-1999

Pages

32-33

Abstract

Article about the Androscoggin River, the state's third largest river, that was so polluted by the early 1960s that the federal government declared it to be one of the nation's ten filthiest rivers. With passage of the federal clean water laws, the river has seen an extraordinary improvement. Barry Mower, a biologist with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, whose grandfather used to say that the river was "too thick to paddle and too thin to plow," says the river is now cleaner than it has been in this century. Bonne Loundsbury of the Androscoggin Land Trust sees the river as Lewiston-Auburn's greatest natural resource.

Subjects

Androscoggin River, Rivers

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