A series of major hydro-electric power proposals have been advanced for rivers in northern Maine. None were ever constructed, but all provided a substantial amount of political controversy. The Dickey-Lincoln project was probably the most notable pitting environmental concerns against proposed low cost energy production and jobs for this rural region.

The Dickey-Lincoln debate began in the late 1960s and continued until the mid 1980s. Although it would not have flooded the Allagash area as other private projects would have, Dickey was a “public power” project involving appropriations from the U.S. Congress and was opposed by private power companies. Environmental concerns and political funding considerations finally defeated the project. The furbish lousewort plant, discovered a century earlier by Catherine “Kate” Furbish, helped stall and eventually stop the Dickey-Lincoln proposal. Maine U.S. Senators, Democrats Edmund S. Muskie and William D. Hathaway, favored the Dickey-Lincoln project in the 1970s.

The resources in this collection represent the environmental impact statements produced by the Army Corps of Engineers and other studies by various federal agencies in the decades-long debate. All resources in this collection are public domain documents produced and distributed by the federal government as part of the federal depository library program.

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Submissions from 1981

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Transmission Project: Final Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix L, New England Division, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and United States Department of Energy

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project at Dickey, Maine : Final Environmental Impact Statement, New England Division and United States Army Engineer Division

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project at Dickey, Maine : Final Environmental Statement, New England Division and United States Army Engineer Division

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Economic Analysis Study, New England Division, United States Army Engineer Division, and Acres American Incorporated

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix F: Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis (Supplement 2), University of Maine at Orono, Maine; Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit; United States Army Engineer Division; and New England Division

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project at Dickey, Maine : Final Environmental Statement, Volume 1-4, U. S. Army Engineer Division and New England

Submissions from 1980

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix A: Geology and Seismology (Supplement), Walter A. Anderson, New England Division, and United States Army Engineer Division

Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Report : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Maine, Department of the Army, New England Division, and Corps of Engineers

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Dickey-Lincoln Mitigation Plans Under Review by Engineer Board, Engineering Board and New England Division

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Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Report : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Maine, New England Division, Corps of Engineers, and U. S. Army Engineer Division

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix K: Fish & Wildlife Mitigation Plan & Impacts (Revised), New England Division and United States Army Engineer Division

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Federal Water Pollution Control Act Section "404" Evaluation for Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, New England Division, United States Army Engineer Division, and United States Army Corps of Engineers

Dickey-Lincoln School Hydroelectric Project News Releases, 1978-1980, United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project at Dickey, Maine : Draft Supplement Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. Army Engineer Division and New England Division

Submissions from 1978

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix J: Historical-Archeological Impact Study, Albert A. Dekin Jr., Bruce R. Donaldson, J. Lloyd Pepper, Paul A. Robinson, Edward A. Hession, Judith A. Rasson, Public Archaeology Facility Department of Anthropology, and United States Department of Energy

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Citizens Dickey-Lincoln Project Impact Review Committee Final Summary Report, Forrest P. Dexter Jr.

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix H: Socio-Economic Impact Study, Edward C. Jordan Co., Inc. and United States Department of Energy

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix F: Geotechnical Impact Study, Jordan Gorrill Associates; Edward C. Jordan Co., Inc.; and United States Department of Energy

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix G: Land Use Impact Study, Jordan Gorrill Associates; Edward C. Jordan Co., Inc.; and United States Department of Energy

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, Hydro-Power Decision, October 27, 1978, James B. Longley

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An Overview of the Proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Hydro-Electric Project : Aroostook County, Maine, New England Division, Department of the Army, Corps. of Engineers, and Department of Energy

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix J: Coordination with Other Agencies & Public Involvement (Supplement), New England Division and United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Revised Draft Impact Statement Issued for Dickey-Lincoln, New England Division and United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix F: Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis (Supplement), New England Division and United States Army Engineer Division

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Revised Draft Impact Statement Issued for Dickey-Lincoln, New England Division, United States Army Engineer Division, and United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Environmental Impact Statement : Supplement to Draft EIS for Transmission Lines Prepared by the Department of Energy, New England Division and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Army engineers in New England : the military and civil work of the Corps of Engineers in New England, 1775-1975, Aubrey Parkman

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix C: Social & Economic Assessment (Supplement 1), Pamela D. Savetsky, New England Division, and United States Army Engineer Division

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix E: Aquatic Ecosystem and Fisheries Studies (Supplement), Christoipher J. Schmitt; Dennis R. Sasseville; Normandeau Associates, Inc.; New England Division; and United States Army Engineer Division

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Transmission Project : Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Transmission EIS Study Team and United States. Department of Energy

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Alternative power transmission corridors, United States Department of Energy

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix A, United States Department of Energy

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix I: Visual-Recreation Resources Impact Study, United States Department of Energy

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Transmission Project, United States Department of Energy

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Geotechnical Impact Study. Map Volume, United States Department of Energy

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Alternative Power Transmission Corridors. Map Volume., United States. Department of Energy

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Ecological Resources Impact Study. Map Volume, United States. Department of Energy

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Land Use Impact Study. Map Volume, United States. Department of Energy

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Visual-Recreation Resources Impact Study. Map Volume, United States. Department of Energy

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix E: Ecological Resources Impact Study, United States Department of Energy and Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix B: Alternative Power Transmission Corridors, United States Department of Energy and United States Department of the Interior

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix G: Recreation Resources (Revised June 1978), U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers; New England Division; Northern Maine Regional Planning Commission; and Land Use Consultants, Inc.

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix D: Transmission Reconnaissance Study, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Energy

Submissions from 1977

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Power Alternatives Study Draft Report : Task 1 through 4, Acres American Incorporated

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Power Alternatives Study : Task 2 Report, Acres American Incorporated

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Economic Impacts Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Edward C. Jordan Co. Inc, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and New England Division

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Social Impact Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project / Prepared for the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, New England Division, Edward C. Jordan Company, Inc.

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Summary of Labor Impacts During Construction : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Edward C. Jordan Company, Inc.

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix C: Social and Economic Assessment, Edward C. Jordan and Roger Creighton

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Earthquake Investigations at the Dickey-Lincoln School Damsites, Maine, Ellis L. Krinitzsky and David M. Patrick

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, U.S.A. and Quebec, Canada: Design Memorandum No. 5: Water Quality, New England Division and United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project at Dickey, Maine : Draft Environmental Impact Statement, New England Division and United States Army Engineer Division

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, U.S.A. and Quebec, Canada: Design Memorandum no. 4A: General Design (Revised), New England Division and United States Corps of Engineers

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Hydroelectric Project : Summary of Water Quality Factors, New England Division and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Final Report on the Recreation Plan for Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Maine : Prepared for the Corps of Engineers, New England Division, Northern Maine Regional Planning Commission and Land Use Consultants, Inc

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement : Appendix G: Recreation Resources, Northern Maine Regional Planning Commission; Land Use Consultants, Inc.; New England Division; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Report of the Citizens' Dickey-Lincoln Project Impact Review Committee to Governor James B. Longley, John D. Robinson and James B. Longley

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix E: Aquatic Ecosystem and Fisheries Studies, Christoipher J. Schmitt; James R. Beltz; Normandeau Associates, Inc.; New England Division; and United States Army Engineer Division

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Environmental Impact Statement: Appendix H: Noise Impact Assessment, Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, New England Division, and United States Army Engineer Division

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Transmission Reconnaissance Study : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, United States Department of Interior

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project: Transmission System Planning Study, United States Department of the Interior

Submissions from 1976

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Power Alternatives Study : Task 1 Report, Acres American Incorporated

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Terrestrial Ecology of the Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Corps of Engineers; New England Division; and Environmental Research & Technology, Inc

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Water Resources Development Project, Saint John River Basin : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, U.S.A. and Quebec, Canada : Design Memorandum no. 2 : Hydrology and Hydraulic Analysis, Section IV - Lincoln School Dam-Spillway Design Flood, Department of the Army, New England Division, and Corps of Engineers

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An Energy Strategy for New England : Objectives and Implementation, Development Sciences, Inc. and New England Regional Commission

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Criteria and Tradeoffs for Evaluating Pumped Storage Generation, Dwight L. Glasscock and Jack C. Howe

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1976 Deer Wintering Survey of the St. John River-Dickey-Lincoln Project Area, Alan Hutchinson

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Citizen's Committee : Briefing Book, James B. Longley and Citizen's Committee

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Maine Comprehensive Energy Plan, Maine. Office of Energy Resources

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Use of Remote Sensing to Quantify Construction Material and to Define Geologic Lineations : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Maine, H. L. McKim and C. J. Merry

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, U.S.A. and Quebec, Canada: Design Memorandum no. 3: Hydropower Capacity and Project Economic, New England Division and United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Report on Rare and Unusual Plant Species Within the Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Area, Charles D. Richards, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and New England Division

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Creel Census and Fisheries Utilization Study, Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Maine : for the Period 26 May 1976 to 15 August 1976, Final Report to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gordon W. Russell, Richard W. Hatch, and Mary J. Hosmer

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Dickey-Lincoln School Project : Financial Feasibility Study for Electric Power, Southeastern Power Administration and United States Department of the Interior

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Transmission Planning Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies, United States Department of Interior

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[Letter from New England Regional Director to Division Engineer, New England Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers], U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Recommendations of Alternative System Plans and Transmission Corridors for the Dickey/Lincoln School Hydroelectric Project, VTN Environmental Sciences (Firm) and Interior

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Recommendations of Alternative System Plans and Transmission Corridors for the Dickey/Lincoln School Hydroelectric Project, VTN Environmental Sciences (Firm) and Interior

Submissions from 1975

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, U.S.A. and Quebec, Canada: Design Memorandum no. 2: Hydrology and Hydraulic Analysis: Section 3 - Dickey Dam-Spillway Design Flood, Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine : Geotechnical Design Factors, New England Division and Engineers

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Scope of Work, Environmental Impact Statement for the Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, New England Division, United States Army Engineer Division, and United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Hydroelectric Power Potential at Corps of Engineers Projects : a Report, Ralph L. Trisko, United States. Army., and Institiute for Water Resources

Submissions from 1974

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The Benefits and Costs of the Dickey-Lincoln Project : a Preliminary Report, A. Myrick Freeman

Submissions from 1973

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A Study of the Dickey-Lincoln Hydroelectric Project and its Impact on the Resources of the Upper Saint John River Valley, Rosemary M. Manning, Sierra Club, and New England Chapter

Submissions from 1970

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Fact Sheet : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, New England Division and United States Army Corps of Engineers

Submissions from 1968

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Social and Economic Consequences of the Dickey-Lincoln School Hydro-Electric Power Development on the Upper St. John Valley, Maine -- : Phase 1, Preconstruction, Louis A. Ploch and Nelson L. LeRay

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Social and Economic Consequences of the Dickey-Lincoln School Hydro-Electric Power Development on the Upper St. John Valley, Maine -- : Phase 1, Preconstruction, Louis A. Ploch and Nelson L. LeRay

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Social and Economic Consequences of the Dickey-Lincoln School hydro-electric power development on the Upper St. John Valley, Maine: Phase 1, Preconstruction, Louis A. Ploch and Nelson L. LeRay

Submissions from 1967

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Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, U.S.A. and Quebec, Canada : Design Memorandum No. 2 Hydrology and Hydraulic Analysis: Section 1 - Climatology and Stream Flow, United States Army Corps of Engineers and New England Division