Touring the former Eaton Dams site
A dozen WRP and community members toured the Upper & Lower Eaton Dam Removal project site in August 2019. The WRP worked with local contractors to remove both dams this summer. As a result the First Branch of the White River at the Mill Village site in Royalton is free-flowing for the first time in 250 years!
The photo above was taken during the August tour from the bottom of the “First Branch Falls,” which was the site of the former Lower Eaton Dam. Thanks to Kevin Eaton for the photo; Kevin’s grandfather was the last landowner who used the Lower Eaton Dam from the 1940s to the 1960s.
Follow this link for more information about the dam removal project, including before and after pictures.