Veazie Dam

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Veazie Dam
Veazie Dam Removal (9353308686).jpg
Veazie Dam before removal in July 2013
Veazie Dam is located in Maine
Veazie Dam
Location of Veazie Dam
Country United States
Location Penobscot County, Maine
Coordinates 44°49′57″N 68°42′03″W / 44.83248°N 68.70094°W / 44.83248; -68.70094Coordinates: 44°49′57″N 68°42′03″W / 44.83248°N 68.70094°W / 44.83248; -68.70094[1]
Opening date 1912
Demolition date July 22, 2013
Dam and spillways
Impounds Penobscot River
Height 20 ft (6 m)
Length 1,072 ft (327 m)[2]
Power station
Installed capacity 8.4 MW

The Veazie Dam was a hydroelectric dam on the Penobscot River between Veazie and Eddington in Penobscot County, Maine. In 2010 the Penobscot River Restoration Trust bought the dam from PPL Corporation based on an agreement that was signed in 2004. Deconstruction of the dam began on July 22, 2013[3] as a part of an extensive project involving four dams to restore eleven species of sea-run fish to the Penobscot River.[4] The Veazie Dam was the furthest downstream of the dams on the Penobscot River, now the Milford and Orono Dam dams are furthest downstream, albeit on separate side of Marsh Island. The Great Works Dam, which was 8 mi (13 km) upstream of the Veazie Dam, was removed in 2012.[5][6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veazie Dam". HomeTown Locator. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dams in Maine". Maine.gov. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Botelho, Alyssa (July 23, 2013). "Breaching of dam, restoring salmon's passage unite many". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gagnon, Dawn (June 30, 2013). "Date set for historic Veazie Dam breaching". Bangor Daily News. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Project". Penobscot River Restoration Trust. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Timeline". Penobscot River Restoration Trust. October 2012. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ McCrea, Nick (June 11, 2012). "Crews begin removing Great Works dam; interior secretary calls effort 'milestone for river conservation'". Bangor Daily News. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ Ferris, David. "Hat Trick On The Penobscot River: Fewer Dams, Same Energy, More Fish". Forbes. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2012.