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Habitat diversity leads to better stream health and fishing opportunities: TU Science staff Dan Dauwalter, Kurt Fesenmyer, Tucker Porter (BLM), and John Walrath electrofishing in Goose Creek.By Dan DauwalterHabitat complexity and diversity are characteristics of healthy streams.
AUGUSTA — The first water to flow through when Edwards Dam was breached 15 years ago was brown and thick with mud from the earthen cofferdam built for the occasion.
Environmental and fisheries advocates say the Kennebec River has been looking better and getting healthier ever since the 917-foot-long dam was removed on July 1, 1999, returning 17 miles of upstream water to free-flowing after they were blocked by the dam for the previous 172 years.
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