WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The dam at Saccarappa Falls in Westbrook could soon be gone. Sappi Fine Paper, which operates the dam, is looking into two plans that call for its removal, because the company wants to give up the hydroelectric facility.
The paper company held a public hearing Wednesday night to explain the two options to residents.
People in the community see this as an opportunity to restore the fish population on the river. Many of them also see it as a chance to keep building up recreation on the river, which the city has been focusing on in recent years.
Rob Mitchell, president of the Westbrook River Park group, has been pushing for a whitewater kayaking park near Saccarappa Falls in Westbrook for years. Now, he believes it's closer than ever to becoming a reality.