"Maine Perspectives" piece on the removal of the Edwards Dam from the Kennebec R
"Maine Perspectives" piece on the removal of the Edwards Dam from the Kennebec River at Augusta, noting that it could have a significant impact on other dams in Maine, but also noting that it would be misleading to suggest that a great wave of dam removals will soon be taking place. Edwards was a small dam of marginal economic utility in a place where it exacted a serious environmental price. There are not too many candidates where the cost-benefit ratio is similarly skewed. Once a dam is in place and construction costs amortized, its electricity is practically free. Dams also produce no air pollution and hydropower is indefinitely renewable.
Dams, Edwards Mill Dam Augusta
Rooks, Douglas, ""Maine Perspectives" piece on the removal of the Edwards Dam from the Kennebec R" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3662.
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