- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

HOWLAND, Maine (AP) - Environmental advocates say the completion of a fish bypass around a dam in Howland is the final major milestone in a project designed to restore the Penobscot River.

The Natural Resources Council of Maine says the bypass is a channel that resembles a stream and it will allow shad, herring and salmon to swim around the dam to historic breeding and nursery habitats.

The group says the bypass will reopen those areas for the first time in more than 100 years. The work is part of the Penobscot River Restoration Project, which seeks to improve access to almost 1,000 miles of the river.

The Penobscot is the largest river in Maine.

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