Faculty Advisor

Tyler, Jeffrey A.


The Edwards Dam was constructed on the Kennebec River in 1837 below the head of the tide in Augusta, Maine by the Kennebec River Dam Company. In 1999 the Edwards Dam was finally removed after a long and hard environmental movement for a free flowing river. Although there was some opposition, the removal of the Edwards Dam resulted in many positive changes in the environmental, recreational, and economic trends in the state of Maine.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology