Medfield 02052: Beavers Are Back

Pete Peterson reports in his blog, Medfield 02052, that neighbors say the beavers are back.

**Editor's Note: This post appeared on Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog, Medfield02052, today, August 21, at 2:36 p.m.  .  ** 

Beaver update

By Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson

Emailed report from neighbor of the beavers -


Well our backyard water is down about seven or eight inches, no [sic, "so"] nice to see.  The beaver dam at South St. was flowing fast on Thursday and Friday.  Sunday, today, a different story,  our little eager beavers have worked overtime this weekend and they have patched up the breech to a trickle and all is back to beaver normal!!!!

Ken Koellner August 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM
I checked the dam yesterday and it looks like the water was running pretty well through the notch. Did someone breach it again? I large of branches line up on the ground near the dam. I don't know if that's what was pulled off the dam or if the beaver were stacking stick to make the dam bigger. I would think anyone clearing the dam would have spread the debris out.
Ken Koellner August 22, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Checked out the dam last night and again at noon today. Last night there was just a notch and all the sticks piled up on the embankment. Today at lunchtime, there's a gap about 10' wide with flowing water and all the debris is gone. I guess someone must of done a bunch more work this morning. The water is flowing freely and is much higher downstream.


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