Goff Mill Brook Dam Removal

The dam on Goff Mill Brook in Arundel was removed on September 18th, 2015 reconnecting seven miles of habitat to the Kennebunk estuary. Searun brook trout are now a possibility there. The project was executed by the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, working in full partnership with the Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited under TU’s national Embrace-a-Stream grant program. Additional funding was provided by The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf of Maine Coastal Program, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund. Caribou Springs LLC of Gilead, Maine was the prime contractor. 

Abutters were concerned that the removal would adversely affect the wildlife. The pool below the Andrews's property was lowered about three feet, but only lost 10 to 15% of its watered area. Here is a picture of the pool taken in November.