Outlet Stream Restoration - Masse Dam Removal

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Project Sponsor: 
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
MNRCP Region: 
Central Interior and Midcoast
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Project Type: 
Dam Removal
Masse Dam and mill
Project Description: 
The Outlet Stream Restoration Project at Masse Dam involved the removal of a relic dam and restoration of a 6-acre impoundment to 0.41 miles of riverine conditions, with bordering wetland. Masse Dam was the first of six dams to be addressed on Outlet Stream, which connects China Lake’s 3900 acres to the Sebasticook River in the Kennebec River Watershed. The project is a collaborative effort of Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, Maine Rivers, Maine Dept. of Marine Resources and China Region Lakes Alliance.