ME

Edwards Dam

General information

Waterway  Kennebec River
Current status   Removed 
Year built 1837
Year removed 1999

The Edwards Dam removal was an important milestone for the Kennebec River, and also for dam removal efforts across the country. This is the only time FERC has required the removal of a hydropower project, thereby setting an important precedent for the Commission’s authority to do so.

Check out this special report from July 1, 1999, featuring several HRC members and partners.

How Removing One Maine Dam 20 Years Ago Changed Everything

https://www.nrcm.org/programs/waters/kennebec-restoration/