Originating from Moosehead Lake and the Moose River, the Kennebec flows gently for much of its course.
The river had perhaps the most magnificent runs of anadromous fish on Maine's coast. Atlantic salmon, alewives, shad, sturgeon and striped bass all swarmed far upstream to spawning grounds. The fish were decimated, however, by dams and pollution.
Length: 230 miles
Drainage Area: 5,870 square miles (above Merrymeeting Bay)
Discharge at Merrymeeting Bay: 5,893 million gallons/day (avg.)
Lower Kennebec Regional Land Trust
page for the Lower Kennebec watershed.
The Maine Department
of Transportation is planning to construct a new highway bridge across
the Kennebec in Augusta: read their Environmental
Impact Statement on this project.
Rivers, Streams, and
Lakes in the Kennebec Watershed:
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