Nature Almanac – Beaver Deceivers

A beaver deceiver regulates flooding flows, while letting beavers stay in their ponds. Photo by Scott Severs

The City of Longmont allows beavers to build dams to foster natural wetlands along local creeks. The City does this without letting the beaver’s dammed up water flood nearby buildings, thanks to the city’s installation of Beaver Deceivers. Naturalists Scott Severs and Ruth Carol Cushman take us to one of these beaver dams — and their beaver deceivers.

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