The Maine Department of Marine Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted an extensive three-dimensional engineering survey at Quantabacook Lake Dam in Searsmont on September 15 as part of a four-year project coordinated by the Georges River Chapter of Trout Unlimited with state and federal agencies and the lake association.

The collection of detailed low-water datapoints and aerial drone images will allow the Fish and Wildlife Service to implement an engineering solution for improving sea-run river herring (alewives) passage to and from the lake to the Gulf of Maine.

T.U. is a national nonprofit conservation organization committed to protecting coldwater fish species and maintaining their healthy native habitat.

The Georges River T.U. monthly chapter meetings held in Rockport remain suspended until further notice. For T.U. chapter updates, go to or call Steve Hirshberg, vice president, at 832-1166.