Vermont to help fund dam removal

EAST BURKE, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont is sending $150,000 to the Connecticut River Conservancy to help fund the removal of a dam in East Burke.

The funds come from the state of Vermont's Ecosystem Restoration Grant.

The goal is to re-establish the natural conditions of the East Branch of the Passumpsic River.

The removal will also lower the risk of flooding in downtown East Burke.