Pocomoonshine and Crawford Lakes Fish Passage Project

October 8, 2014 kvctu Fish ManagementFish PassagePDF's of Interest

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Applicant: Kennebec Valley Chapter and Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Project Title: Pocomoonshine and Crawford Lakes Fish Passage Project, Pokey Dam, East Machias River, ME

Project Location: Pokey Dam, East Machias River, Crawford, ME
Salmonid Species and Threatened/Endangered Status: Atlantic salmon (Endangered), sea run and freshwater (native) Eastern Brook Trout

“The goal of this project is to construct a new concrete Denil fishway at Pokey Dam on the East Machias River in Downeast Maine. The existing wooden fishway has partially failed and no longer functions as needed. The new fishway will help restore and maintain important fish populations and ecological connections throughout the watershed.

The pending complete failure of the fishway will severely reduce access for migratory and resident fish to more than 4,500 acres of lake habitat as well as important river habitat in the upper   watershed. The watershed is considered important habitat for federally endangered (2009) Atlantic salmon and resident brook trout. The watershed is also of statewide significance for sea-run alewives with the potential run exceeding 1 million adult fish. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife believes this river does support sea-run brookies as they have   recently documented these fish in nearby rivers (Greg Burr, IFW pers comm, Dec ‘12).”


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Pocomoonshine and Crawford Lakes
Fish Passage Project

Fish Passage Project

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