Support the Mousam River Dams

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Support the Mousam River Dams

This petition had 453 supporters

Save the Mousam started this petition to Selectmen Town of Kennebunk and

Keep the Dams on the Mousam River in Kennebunk!  There are many options available to keeping our river as is, without disrupting its existing ecosystem.  We can and will come up with a solution that will limit the financial impact proposed, and do what is right for our community.  Don't settle for quick and easy.

Did you know: Falmouth was pushed to do the same thing, and are extremely unhappy with the results.  They are experiencing mounds of mud and the promised benefits have not come to fruition.  After years of sometimes heated discussion, the Yarmouth Town Council agreed in September to stop discussing the possibility of removing their Bridge Street Dam as well as the East Elm Street Dam further upriver. 

Another really sad sight is down in town Exeter...  take a look at how their dam removal has reshaped the river.

Saturation levels for the abutters, and far beyond, will be impacted by removing the dams? The dams above Kennebunk will NOT be taken down, as they are owned by the town/state and control lakefront and watersport activities in the area. We can keep the dams, but not the hydro power... and sign over the dams to the town? If sediment levels are "toxic", it will ADD to the fee's (substantially) we will have to pay if we remove the dams? Please consider joining us to keep the Mousam River Dams...

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This petition had 453 supporters