Fish Bypass Completed at Howland Site on Penobscot River

The Howland fish bypass is almost completed. It is the final leg in a $24 million restoration of the Penobscot River. (Photo courtesy of the Penobscot River Restoration Trust)
The Howland fish bypass is almost completed. It is the final leg in a $24 million restoration of the Penobscot River. (Photo courtesy of the Penobscot River Restoration Trust)

Bangor Daily News: Atlantic Ocean-based salmon, sturgeon, American shad and alewives will be able to find spawning grounds in northern Maine for the first time in more than a century with the culmination of a 16-year project next spring, officials said this week.

Engineers have been testing the Howland fish bypass [on the Penobscot River] since water began flowing through it Sept. 28. They are confident it will be ready for spawning season, said Laura Rose Day, executive director of the Penobscot River Restoration Trust.

 

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