Beaver Deceiver At Webb's Mill

Teegate

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After many complaints and a ton of work by various individuals over the years, the state has erected a beaver deceiver at Webb's Mill. This should eliminate flooding at the boardwalk allowing the plants to grow for everyone to enjoy. It is obviously working so far and it is great to hear the state is working to eliminate the flooding problem.

Jess and I were there early this morning so the lighting was not especially perfect. Video at the bottom.




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This use to be fully flooded. The water has dropped almost 18 to 24 inches.

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This pipe usually had water to the top or over it.


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This is the output.

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I added some photos to the video. The same as above.


https://youtu.be/gYjzrIXPiXg
 
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bobpbx

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The very best thing about this contraption is that we'll be able to see where and why it has failed (if it does). Then we can ask for corrective action.
 
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I see a slight problem that can be easily fixed when anyone goes there. Pine needed are already surrounding the metal gates and so may some other vegetation. But the water is not too deep there so anyone can easily push anything that surrounds it. I think it is going to work just fine.
 

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I haven't been to Webbs Mills since the beaver problem began,I have only been once since the boardwalk was built.Been right by it quite a few times though.I imagine the uniqueness of the area has been destroyed? Looks like it.Used to be large areas of white gravel barely covered in water with sundew and picture plants everywhere. I used to look for Grass Fern there because it was reported but never found it there.Looks like if it was there it's probably been drowned.I wonder if the area will ever recover.
 

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This location is downstream of the boardwalk area. If the beavers are deceived then the boardwalk area will be good. It never will be like it was because the pipe needs to be lower.
 
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