Building a Beaver Deceiver
The beaver dam, woody debris and mud are removed from the trash rack before installing the beaver deceiver.
The dam was removed a couple of days prior to the scheduled installation day to allow the water level in the pond to drop to normal levels. Since the water depth at Peterson Pond is relatively deep for this type of device, decreasing the water level helped with the installation. However, the pond was not drained, and some work was done from small boats. The round fence at the upstream end of the device was placed in about 10 feet of water.
Construction day: unloading materials
Tools and Materials list