Reviving a river: Checking in at Great Works Dam

Each week, our folks at the Maine field office are driving by to check on the progress of the Great Works Dam removal, part of the Penobscot River Restoration Project.

These photos are not from the same perspective as previous, but you get a better appreciation of the current state of the dam. The concrete section at left is nearly gone and most river flow passes through this breach.

Credit: Steve Shepard/USFWS

Credit: Steve Shepard/USFWS

Work here will resume later from the other side of the river. A large area has been isolated within the newly constructed coffer dam. This will allow the next two sections to be demolished in a more controlled and safe manner. Woo-hoo!

Credit: Steve Shepard/USFWS

Credit: Steve Shepard/USFWS

See more Great Works dam updates.

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