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Conservation Group Removing Barrier To Salmon On Maine River

A salmon conservation group plans to remove an old hydropower station straddling the Dennys River so more alewives and Atlantic salmon can make their way upstream into Meddybemps Lake.

The Bangor Daily News reports that work is set to begin Monday on removing the structure. The abandoned hydroelectric station, built in the 1940s, sits over an artificially narrowed bottleneck in the river in Washington County. Officials say water levels on the lake won't be affected by the project.