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Alwives

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Alewife Trying Waterfall

Alewives come upstream from the Androscoggin River into the Sabattus River to spawn. The two lower photos show a couple trying to navigate a small waterfall. I was in the location just off the Paper Mill Trail in Lisbon Falls for an hour and a half and in that time, even though the fall was only two feet high, only one was successful.  The water on top of the fall was so shallow  it couldn’t really swim any further and it ended up flopping around a bit and then being swept down to the bottom of the waterfall again.