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Sebasticook River Local Protection Project

Sebasticook River, Hartland

The Sebasticook River Local Protection Project is located on the Sebasticook River in Hartland, about 30 miles north of Augusta. The project protects a tanning company and residential and commercial property. Construction began in November 1982 and was completed in November 1983 at a cost of $1.86 million. It was built under Section 205 of the Continuing Authorities Program and is operated and maintained by Hartland.

The project extends from Great Moose Lake to a point downstream of the Irving Tanning Company. Work included the construction of:

  • Two earthfill dikes near North Street totaling 500 feet in length.
  • A 170-foot-long earthfill dike along the east bank of the Sebasticook River, upstream of the Main Street Bridge.
  • About 300 feet of stone slope protection along the east bank of the Sebasticook River, upstream of the Main Street Bridge. About 170 feet of the stone slope protection lies at the base of the 170-foot-long earthfill dike.
  • Approximately 280 feet of stone slope protection along the west bank of the Sebasticook River, upstream of the Main Street Bridge.
  • A 650-foot-long concrete floodwall along the east bank of the river, immediately downstream of the 300-foot-long stone slope protection.
  • A 2,300-foot-long water supply pipeline extending from Great Moose Lake to the Irving Tanning Company that ensures the plant of an adequate supply of process water and fire protection.

The project also involved removing the Right Mill Dam upstream of the Main Street Bridge and sediment on the river bottom.