Without too many occasions to watch beavers at work, if I wanted to construct a dam on a stream on my property, which of my two choices would make me dam happy.
- Divert the stream and build the dam. Correct the diversion and send the water to the dam.
- Put up a temporary dam up stream. Build the dam and then release the temporary dam.
…and are there more choices? I ain’t talking Hoover size, just a four foot deep type.
…and I don’t know why I’m adding this, but, this I have experienced. When a beaver slaps his tail on the water as a sign of danger to other beavers, if you don’t see him do it, you will think someone fired a high powered rifle at you.