NH DOT Installing “Beaver Deceivers” To Combat Londonderry Flooding
The new approach is the latest attempt to fix a long standing problem along Rt. 28.
According to WMUR News 9, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation has found a new way to deter area beavers from building dams in Londonderry. For years, areas of Route 28 have flooded as a result. So, along the Londonderry rail trail, "beaver deceivers" have been added. According to the report, they are flood-control devices which have been placed at culverts. The goal is to alter the beavers' behavior, so they don't disturb water flow.
Ever wonder why a beaver builds a dam? I mean, we've heard about them forever, but why are they routinely causing the nuisance to humans? According to Wikipedia, beavers build dams for protection. The dams provide ponds which act as protection against predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears, and to provide easy access to food during winter. Also, picture this: Beavers work at night, carrying mud and stones with their fore-paws and timber between their teeth.
However, the NH DOT has put the squash on that!