Project Overview

Welcome to Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC’s (BWPH) Relicensing Website for the Lewiston Falls Project (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) No. 2302) located on the Androscoggin River at river mile (RM) 30.8 in Androscoggin County, Maine in the cities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Lewiston Falls Project (Project) is located on the Androscoggin River in the downtown areas of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. The Androscoggin River runs 178 miles from Umbagog Lake in Errol, New Hampshire, through western Maine to join with the Kennebec River at Merrymeeting Bay, approximately 20 miles inland of the Gulf of Maine. The Androscoggin River is Maine’s third largest river, with a drainage area of approximately 3,530 square miles.

What's new

Drawdown Alert: BWPH plans to lower the Lewiston Falls impoundment/headpond upstream of the dam six inches below the spillway, which is about 4.75 ft below the normal headpond elevation of 168.17 feet, for approximately two weeks. This drawdown will commence on July 22, 2024, and will consist of installing a temporary bulkhead on the spillway crest at the dam located below the railroad trestle. Once the temporary bulkhead is in place, the headpond will be refilled to near full pond for the majority of the project duration.

The bulkhead will allow the workers to remove the vandalized rubber bladders and install new replacement bladders. After the new rubber bladders are installed, the headpond will be lowered again, six inches below the spillway crest, for one week, to remove the temporary bulkhead. After the bulkhead is removed, the headpond will return to the normal operating conditions.

The project is scheduled to continue into late-October 2024.

About Lewiston Falls

Public Safety

During Construction

Please respect all fencing, signage and safety indications;

they are in place to ensure your safety and that of employees

and consultants working on the project.