DEP Approves Plan to Decommission Howland Dam 

A plan to get rid of dams and help certain fish has been moved forward by state environmental regulators.The Department of Environmental Protection has approved a plan to decommission the Howland Dam and build a fish bypass.That would let fish, including atlantic salmon and shad, to migrate upstream.It’s part of a 50-million dollar plan to remove, or route water around, three dams on the penobscot river…Last week DEP cleared the way for decommissioning the Veazie and Great Works dams…The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has also approved the plan.The corps of engineers still has to sign off on it.