Title

Penobscot River dams provide half the power for the Great Northern Paper Company

Authors

David D. Platt

Source

Island Journal

Date

1995

Volume Number

Volume 12

Pages

64-69

Abstract

Penobscot River dams provide half the power for the Great Northern Paper Company, year-round sewage treatment for towns from Millinocket to Bangor, and 40 extra feet of water height for Chesuncook Lake. But Ripogenus Dam, built in 1915, also submerged some the area's historic natural beauty, and caused fluctuating water levels which, though vital for hydroelectricity, conflict with the needs of wetland vegetation and fish. Details.

Subjects

Dams, Penobscot River, Ripogenus Dam

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