Friends of Sebago Lake
Since 1992, we have been working to create a sustainable Sebago Lake.
This letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers by Steve Kasprzak is another part of our continuing effort to inform the regulatory agencies of the impacts of hydro dams and flow regulation. Steve has put together this masterpiece of “collecting the dots” of available information from different scientific disciplines.
Friends of Sebago Lake has started a collection of newspapers articles, letters, and statements by scientists about the many impacts of dams and flow regulation. The collection has a focus on Canadian hydropower, silencing of Canada’s scientists and showcasing the ability of a senior Canadian scientist Dr. Hans Neu to
VIEW FULL REPORT Stephen Kasprzak letter and Presentation to Maine Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Supporting LD 640. Kasprzak’s presentation explains why additional studies of the impacts of mega hydro dams, reservoirs and flow regulation on marine ecosystems and climate change are important.
The Maine DEP has received this letter from Steve Kasprzak. It states that a permit for an Avangrid- CMP transmission line and corridor through western Maine should be denied. FOSL has recently uncovered more information that indisputably confirms Hydro Quebec’s dam projects are causing irrevocable harm to the ocean fisheries
WHAT WE STAND FOR
The mission of Friends of Sebago Lake (FOSL) is to promote an understanding of the interconnected harmful impacts of unnatural freshwater flows by dam regulation and to advocate for the restoration of natural freshwater seasonal water flows from inland waters to the seas.
FOSL’s mission includes the re-unification of fragmented freshwater ecosystems caused by dams impassable to fish. FOSL works for requirements that all dams in Maine have safe and effective fish passage for the full restoration of the historical range of Maine’s diadromous fishes.
We Pay Attention
To serve as a watchdog over those who regulate the flow of freshwater for their pleasure in their adherence to the laws of the Clean Water Act and State and Federal dam license requirements.
In The Name of Science
Promote the need for scientific study of the impacts of unnatural freshwater flow on the water quality and ecosystems of Sebago Lake and other Maine lakes and their water continuums all the way to the Gulf of Maine.
Require the restoration of more natural seasonal cycles of freshwater flow in our lakes and rivers.
Fight For The Fish
Fight for the restoration of access and safe passage of diadromous fish to Sebago Lake and all Maine river watersheds.
From Here to the Sea
Advocate for and support scientific study of the relationship of unnatural freshwater flow on nutrient flux changes impacting coastal phytoplankton populations, coastal ecosystems, ocean acidity, and climate change