Branch Lake Stream Dam being removed in Ellsworth

By Owen Kingsley 

ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) – The removal of the Branch Lake Stream Dam in Ellsworth is underway.

The dam has been here for decades, interrupting the flow of Branch Lake Stream.

After a few years of fundraising, the Downeast Salmon Federation raised enough for the project.

“We’re taking the dam out and restoring this piece of river so that fish can get up from the Union River up the Branch Lake Stream. So that’s Atlantic Salmon, River Herring, Shad, Eels, all those things that now have better access,” said Brett Ciccotelli from Downeast Salmon Federation.

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