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Newspaper: Killington to remove beaver dams
Dec 22, 2022 08:58 ET

Killington is removing beaver dams to stop stormwater runoff and protect infrastructure.

The town was granted a stream alteration permit from the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) on Nov. 23 to remove and downsize five beaver dams in a 6.1-mile stretch along the Ottauquechee River corridor.

“The town of Killington has a history of beaver problems within the Ottauquechee River corridor,” according to the permit application. “While the town has historically managed the beavers through periodic trapping, in recent years dam construction has resulted in overtopping of town culverts and bridges, flooding of roadways, and damage to private and public property.”

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