17 Miles Of Maine's Kennebec River Restored It's been 10 years since the federal government ordered the Edwards Dam on Maine's Kennebec River to be torn down. Regulators had decided that the public would be better served by a free-flowing river than the tiny amount of electricity produced by the dam's hydro plant. Removing the dam has changed the environment — for the better.
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17 Miles Of Maine's Kennebec River Restored

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17 Miles Of Maine's Kennebec River Restored

17 Miles Of Maine's Kennebec River Restored

17 Miles Of Maine's Kennebec River Restored

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It's been 10 years since the federal government ordered the Edwards Dam on Maine's Kennebec River to be torn down. Regulators had decided that the public would be better served by a free-flowing river than the tiny amount of electricity produced by the dam's hydro plant. Removing the dam has changed the environment — for the better.

Susan Sharon reports for Maine Public Broadcasting.