Restoring Fish Passage at the Sebasticook

Posted Wednesday May 31, 2017 by wf_admin

The Sebasticook River is the largest tributary to the Kennebec River, joining at Waterville, Maine. Historically, this productive river has supported large runs of sea-run fish species, including alewife, American shad, and Atlantic salmon. An ambitious project supported by Wildlife Forever is restoring fish passage throughout the 28 miles of the Sebasticook River, including the removal of several old dams. With Wildlife Forever’s assistance, the Old Guilford Dam in the Town of Newport was removed in preparation for the production of approximately 1 million juvenile alewives per year at Sebasticook Lake, which has been inaccessible to andromous fish since the 19th century.