Document Type

Review

Publisher

The Division?

Publication Date

1978

Publisher location

Waltham, MA?

Abstract/ Summary

An overview of The Dickey-Lincoln Project in northern Aroostook County, Maine is a proposed Federally financed hydro-electric power generating facility. Electric energy generated by the facility would be introduced into the New England Power Pool system through construction of new transmission lines across northern Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Responsibility for investigation and construction rests in the two Federal agencies, i.e. dams and reservoirs in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and transmission lines in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The two actions are part of the same proposal, although they are in essence separate and distinct. The dams would convert a riverine and forest ecosystem into an 88,000 acre man-made reservoir system while the transmission line, a linear development, would stretch over 365 miles and require clearing of approximately 6,000 acres of timber land. The location and size of the dams determine the extent of the reservoirs while the alignment of the transmission facilities is more flexible to allow avoidance of sensitive environmental areas. Transmission line routes 1/2 mile wide were studied in detail for environmental impacts to allow for final adjustment of the right-of-way as necessary. However, impacts are presented for a right-of-way assumed to be the center of the 1/2 mile route.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

United States. 1978. An overview of the proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes hydro-electric project: Aroostook County, Maine. Waltham, MA?: Division?].

Version

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