缅因州政府调查四座水坝以拯救大西洋鲑鱼

最后一种野生鲑鱼生活在缅因州的一组河流中,自那时以来一直被列入濒危物种法 2000. 其中一条河流是肯纳贝克河, Brookfield Renewable U.S.. 拥有水坝.

Brookfield wants to amend federal licenses for four dams and receive a new 40-year operating license for one of them. That requires a review of the damsimpacts on salmon, said representatives for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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The federal review could result in mitigation measures Brookfield would need to take to protect the salmon, NOAA officials said. The review comes as the Biden administration is also eyeing changes to dams in other parts of the country. The administration released reports earlier this month that said removing dams on the lower Snake River in eastern Washington may be needed to adequately restore salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest.

在缅因州, Brookfield views the review as a step toward building new fish passages on the Kennebec, which will help the fish migrate and spawn, said David Heidrich, a spokesperson for the company. Brookfield plans to spend at least $ 40 million on structural modifications to its projects, and will incorporate changes required by the federal review, Heidrich said.

Wild Atlantic salmon swim at a fish hatchery in Orland, 缅因州, in this undated file photo. The federal government is conducting a review of four dams on the Kennebec River in Maine that could result in a lifeline for the last wild Atlantic salmon in the United States.

Wild Atlantic salmon swim at a fish hatchery in Orland, 缅因州, in this undated file photo. The federal government is conducting a review of four dams on the Kennebec River in Maine that could result in a lifeline for the last wild Atlantic salmon in the United States.

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