G.W. Tatro won a bid for removing the East Burke Lumber Co Dam located on the Passumpsic River. Work began in early October and with the help of a handful of workers, operators and truck drivers we finished in approximately 5 weeks. “The project went very well,” says Ron Rhodes, the project supervisor and River Steward.
The dam and a lumber mill were built there in 1931. “During World War Two the lumber was used all over the world,” says Rhodes, giving us some historic background. Removing the dam helps clean the water by opening up 99 miles of river and stream connectivity, it also resulted in reduced flood elevation levels and improved recreation access to the river. We were happy to complete the job to everyone’s satisfaction and look forward to our next project!