Orono Dam

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Orono Dam
Orono Dam is located in Maine
Orono Dam
Location of Orono Dam
Country United States
Location Orono, Penobscot County, Maine
Coordinates 44°53′01″N 68°39′53″W / 44.883520°N 68.66470°W / 44.883520; -68.66470Coordinates: 44°53′01″N 68°39′53″W / 44.883520°N 68.66470°W / 44.883520; -68.66470[1]
Opening date 1960
Owner(s) Black Bear Hydro
Dam and spillways
Impounds Stillwater River
Height 25 ft (8 m)
Length 1,125 ft (343 m)[2]
Power station
Installed capacity 2.78 MW

The Orono Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Stillwater River at its confluence with the Penobscot River in Orono, Penobscot County, Maine. As a part of the Penobscot River restoration and the removal of the Great Works and Veazie dams, the Orono Dam and Stillwater Dam will be upgraded to maintain previous levels of power generation.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Orono Dam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dams in Maine". Maine.gov. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  3. ^ McCrea, Nick (June 11, 2012). "Crews begin removing Great Works dam; interior secretary calls effort 'milestone for river conservation'". Bangor Daily News. 
  4. ^ McCrea, Nick (June 19, 2012). "Black Bear Hydro seeking Army Corps approval of hydroelectric dam upgrades". Bangor Daily News.