The Lowell Hydroelectric Project: A Case Study in Balancing Fish Passage Requirements, Historic Preservation Interests, and Project Economics
Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries
Olson FW;White RG;Hamre RH;
American Fisheries Society
The Lowell Hydroelectric Project is located on the Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts, within the boundaries of a historic park and on an anadromous fish run. This paper traces the evolution of the fish passage facilities and highlights the tradeoffs among conflicting historic preservation, fisheries resources, and project economic interests.