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Montgomery Dam
  • Published
    November 7, 2021

    Board rejects citizen petitions on Montgomery Dam

    One town official called for a discussion on dam and Megunticook River issues at the Opera House. Another threatened to clear the room when Montgomery Dam supporters got loud at the Select Board meeting.

  • Published
    October 20, 2021

    Citizens ask Board to set votes on Montgomery Dam

    A Camden resident and business owner tells the Select Board, removing Montgomery Dam is "a momentous decision," and the views of townspeople need to be heard.

  • Published
    September 17, 2021

    Library trustees talk about possible changes to Harbor Park

    Town officials will seek comments from the Camden Public Library Board of Trustees on a new design of the areas of Harbor Park that border the Montgomery Dam, Megunticook River and harbor.

  • Published
    September 10, 2021

    Survey on Montgomery Dam available to Camden residents

    Townspeople will be offered a chance to express their opinions about the preservation of Montgomery Dam in a new survey.

  • Published
    September 7, 2021

    Study promotes natural river, fish passage, dam removal

    A recently-released study of the Megunticook River from Camden Harbor to Lake Megunticook promotes improving its natural environment and fish passage, reducing flooding around the dams and removing downtown dams.

  • Published
    August 25, 2021

    Board releases Megunticook River study

    The Megunticook River Feasibility Report offers a comprehensive study of flooding patterns, sediment behind the dams, what is involved in removing three downtown dams, fish passage, river restoration and a recommended action plan. The Select Board talked about discussing the report at a special meeting in September.

  • Published
    August 24, 2021

    Citizen group wants to save the dam falls

    A citizen group, Save the Dam Falls, is working to preserve the Montgomery Dam and the waterfall it creates. The group is gaining more members, including two women who own Main Street properties, and whose uncle gifted the dam to the town of Camden.

  • Published
    August 19, 2021

    Library trustees shift focus to Harbor Park when asked about dam removal

    Town government officials asked Camden Public Library trustees for their input on designs for a plan to remove the Montgomery Dam. Trustees say they want to focus solely on how town government plans would affect Harbor Park. One library official: 'It is difficult to endorse a concept that has a river running through Harbor Park.'

  • Published
    August 13, 2021

    Camden board plans task force on dam removal

    The Select Board faces a November grant deadline for design of the Megunticook River between Main Street and Camden Harbor, after the Montgomery Dam is removed.

  • Published
    July 26, 2021

    ‘Save the Dam Falls’ committee formed

    A citizens’ group of Camden residents held its first meeting July 21 to gather information on how best to preserve Montgomery Dam and the waterfall at the head of Camden Harbor.

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