Fish can’t get past a dam on a river without help. Researchers are studying the best ways to help fish on the St. Croix River travel past the Woodland and Grand Falls dams, working with the owners, Woodland Pulp.
The 138-year-old Milltown Dam, located near the mouth of the St. Croix River between Calais, Maine, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick, is on course to be decommissioned and removed.
The International Joint Commission’s International St. Croix River Watershed Board invites you to a public meeting on Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm (AT).
The St. Croix River system contains a series of dams which fish that live part of their lives in the ocean, such as alewives, must navigate in order to spawn each year. An IJC-funded project aims to bring a population model for alewives online.
Alewives are returning to the St. Croix River in improved numbers, with 270,659 counted crossing the Milltown Dam – located between St. Stephens, New Brunswick, and Calais, Maine – as of the end of the counting season on July 18.
All special reports concerning projects of the board can be found below:
From June 15 to September 17, 2010, the International St. Croix River Watershed Board (Board) accepted public comments on a draft plan to restore the sea-run (anadromous) alewife, a native fish species, to the St. Croix River basin.