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WATER POWER OF MAINE.

Issue 6 and Volume 38.

WATER POWER OF MAINE. The Geographic branch of the United States Geological Survey has nearly fifty measuring stations scattered over New England at various points along the principal rivers. Gauges are attached to a bridge or some permanent object on the shore, and measurements of the quantity of water flowing are taken twice a day, so as to obtain an estimate of the river flow at any time. This began in Maine in 1901. The rivers of that State and their attendant waterpower are among the finest in the world, and they have long been recognised as of the greatest importance in the development of the industries of the State. In 1903 the Maine legislature made an appropriation for carrying on hydrographic investigations, and now there are twenty measuring stations in Maine, daily accumulating statistics relating to the river flow that become of increasing value as each year’s figures are…

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