Connectivity has been restored to the Shepards River all the way to New Hampshire. A deteriorating, smooth culvert that would not pass fish was replaced by an open-bottom arch that accommodates the natural stream bed.
Brandy Brook is a quality feeder to Collyer Brook, that has some of the best small water trout fishing local to Portland and the best trout habitat in the Royal River Watershed. These waters had been isolated by one of the worst hanging culverts that our survey teams had ever documented.
In 2016, the headwaters of Linscott Brook were reconnected to the brook in the Shepards River Watershed. Undersized twin culverts that were prone ice jams and flooding were replaced with an open bottom arch.