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News - November 25, 2022

Beavers may help lessen damage from drought

Stanford researchers find dramatic water quality improvement due to dam building

by Sue Dremann

Climate-driven droughts that create water-quality issues are proving to have a formidable foe: beavers.

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Posted by Jay
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 25, 2022 at 12:27 pm

Jay is a registered user.

The help water quality and are so cute! awwww

Posted by Scottie Zimmerman
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 25, 2022 at 8:48 pm

Scottie Zimmerman is a registered user.

If you get a chance, watch "Leave It to Beavers" on PBS. It's from the Nature series and is not always available; PBS shuffles their schedule and shows come & go. When you are able to watch it, you'll learn all about how valuable beavers are and see them doing their work. During winter they mostly shelter in their cozy dens, which are roomy enough to accommodate guests--e.g., snakes and smaller rodents. The beaver family is peaceable, seeming to ignore the visitors.

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