No, that's not the mating call of Bigfoot wafting throughout the forest.

Brookfield Renewable, the operator of many dams in Maine, will conduct an annual testing of it's river monitoring system sirens next week.  The sirens are located around the Big Eddy Campground above Millinocket, at three sites in the town of Medway, and also downstream from Weldon Dam and at Jordan Mills in Mattawamkeag.

Pretty rural areas.  One has to wonder, if a siren goes off deep in the woods, does anyone hear it?  The people that live around there certainly will, and if one hasn't  been forewarned one would certainly be concerned.

The folks at Brookfield Renewable will set off the sirens "momentarily", or just long enough to send birds into the sky and the deer running for their furry lives, sometime on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18th through the 20th.  So if you hear it, don't worry, nothing has let loose and there shouldn't be a giant wave of water bearing down on you.  If there is, it's probably from the neighbor's pool.

If you do have any concerns or questions you can feel free to contact Brookfield Renewable via 866-714-6110 and at  Make sure that they are valid concerns, they really don't care if they've awaken the baby.

Brookfield Renewable operates hydroelectric plants, wind farms and solar farms and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The company also operates dams on Graham Lake and the Union River in Ellsworth.

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