Thursday, September 11, 2008

Beaver dam #3 in the chain, Zealand Valley, September 2, 2008

This is a relatively old beaver dam probably dating from the 1970's. It has captured mud (soil) and is overgrown with plants including a birch sapling. To the right and downstream from the dam you can see the silt build up and the plant life taking over the channel. This means the flow rate of the stream in very slow for most of the year and that beavers are no longer active here.

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