"Welcome Back, Fish"

June 28, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“An estimated 2 million alewives returned to the river on their annual spring run this year, according to state officials. Other sea-run fish returning to the previously impounded 17 miles of river between Augusta and Waterville include American shad, striped bass, sturgeon, and a few Atlantic salmon.” Keith Edwards reports on the remarkable comeback of fish populations on Maine’s Kennebec River, ten years after a major dam was removed by order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In the Kennebec Journal.