Submitted by cehatch on
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Place name or River name:
Herman Covey Wildlife Management Area
Unusually intense rains in July 2021 caused a beaver dam breach in Herman Covey Wildlife Management Area in Belchertown. Sediment carried by floodwaters was deposited in a meadow that has, at times, been a beaver pond. Protected areas like these can slow and spread flood waters and lessen damage from extreme events.