Burlington voters supported keeping the White River Dam at Echo Lake in Tuesday’s referendum. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)


City of Burlington voters on Tuesday supported an advisory referendum that recommends keeping the White River Dam and Echo Lake.

Voters were able to choose from two options – No. 1: Remove the dam and restore the natural river stream; or No. 2: Replace the dam and dredge the lake.

Voters supported keeping the dam by a large margin with the final vote 2,664 for option 2 and 1,805 for option 1.

Because the vote is advisory it will now be the task of the city’s Common Council to make the final decision.

For more coverage of the dam referendum and other local elections see the Nov. 10 edition of the Burlington Standard Press.