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The Beaver Solution: Beaver Dams Instead of Concrete Dams

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beaver, illustration by LandsCouncilWhat is the beaver solution? It is an alternative to concrete dams in areas with little summer rain.

The Land Council recommends the reintroduction of Beavers in Washington, where they can make an important contribution to the ecosystem.

Beavers will build dams which store water in the wet season, and then slowly release it, increasing water flow in creeks well into the late summer.

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