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 -         Churchill Dam at the head of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway releases flows into the Nation's first state-managed "Wild and Scenic River."  This 'wild' designation has created controversy over access to the waterway.  The state replaced the dam in 1998 without an Army Corps of Engineers permit and had to file for an after the fact permit.  Implementation of the subsequent Memorandum of Agreement, the River Drivers' Agreement, and the Maine Legislative Act LD 2077 has led to controversy over the nature of public access to the waterway and has been the subject of legislation and recent federal litigation.
 
-         Harris Station Dam is above Wyman reservoir, and just downstream from Moosehead Lake.  Releases from Harris, the largest dam in Maine, generate substantial hydropower and also support livelihoods of downstream whitewater rafting interests.  Harris is in the heart of Plum Creek's land use proposal pending before LURC.

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