Orono Dam

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Orono Dam
Orono Dam is located in Maine
Orono Dam
Location of Orono Dam in Maine
CountryUnited States
LocationOrono, Penobscot County, Maine
Coordinates44°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
Opening date1960
Owner(s)Black Bear Hydro
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsStillwater River
Height25 ft (8 m)
Length1,125 ft (343 m)[1]
Power Station
Installed capacity2.78 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.[2][3]


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