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Grand opening of fish way at Sappi Warren
Date: 5/2/2013 Album ID: 1647562
Photos by Gordon Chibroski
At Cumberland Mills Dam
Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer. On Wednesday, May 01, 2013, Media, VIPs and visitors tour the massive concrete fish way at the Grand Opening of the Cumberland Mills Fish Way at the Sappi Warren Release Papers plant in Westbrook. People on the left head down to the beginning of the fish way to see the source and learn how the fish will travel up river and over the dam to the breeding grounds for the first time in 150 years. The rushing water comes from the plunge pool where returning fish swim over the dam safely.
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Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer. On Wednesday, May 01, 2013, The Grand Opening of the Cumberland Mills Fish Way at the Sappi Warren Release Papers plant in Westbrook allows fish to travel upstream to their natural breeding grounds for the first time in 150 years. This is the splash pool where the fish can return downriver safely over the dam. On left is the end of the fish way.
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Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer. On Wednesday, May 01, 2013, The Grand Opening of the Cumberland Mills Fish Way at the Sappi Warren Release Papers plant in Westbrook allows fish to travel upstream to the natural breeding grounds for the first time in 150 years. This is the start of the fish way under the grate above. It levels off above so the fish can rest for a moment and then raises again several times till the fish are over the dam.
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