New plan for Ellsworth dams ‘doesn’t cut it’ for sportsmen groups

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff • April 25, 2019 1:00 am

Courtesy of Downeast Salmon Federation

A high view of the Union River and its confluence with Branch Lake Stream on April 17.

A plan to relicense two hydroelectric dams in Ellsworth would threaten Union River water quality and fish habitats because the dam operators would allow water levels in a lake north of Ellsworth to get too low, according to 14 commercial fishermen, sportsmen and environmentalist groups….

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