The Winder City Council on Monday night agreed to spend about $2,200 to get rid of a family of beavers whose home building in the city’s stormwater system is causing some minor, but chronic flooding.
Public works director Ken Chalker said a property owner earlier this year called his department after noticing water pooling in a ditch in woods behind his home near the corner of Lake Drive and Howard Circle behind Winder First United Methodist Church.
City workers went looking for the source of the problem and discovered a beaver dam of sticks, leaves and mud in a ditch that is part of the public storm water system.
“It makes a neat swimming hole for them,” Chalker said.
The public works crew destroyed the dam, but the problem came back.
“They built it back,” Chalker said.
City workers went back and tore it down again.
For the full story, see the Dec. 31, 2013 edition of the Barrow Journal.
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