Human vs. Beaver Infrastructure

Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2022
Place name or River name: 
RiverSmart Communities Stream Table
Watershed: 
Stream Table
Latitude: 
42° 22' 33.348" N
Longitude: 
72° 30' 0.252" W
Description/Comments: 

This stream table explores infrastructure and how it fares under high flows. We start with human infrastructure, then gradually replace it with beaver dams. Note the differences in downward erosion during each period. Watch the drought around 0:25-0:26 to see what the beaver ponds do. To read more about beavers, visit: this Vox article and my article in The Conversation