Conservationists fear malfunctioning Penobscot River dam has wiped out smolts

Conservationists fear malfunctioning Penobscot River dam has wiped out smolts

Two weeks after an unexpected shutdown at the McKay Hydroelectric Plant that left portions of the West Branch of the Penobscot River below Ripogenus Dam at extremely low levels for an extended period, two hydroelectric units remain out of service. The station is operated by Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners. The July 7 shutdown killed fish … Read more