Thursday, October 08, 2009

Coldwater Lake - Hummock Trail Beaver Pond

The ranger at Johnston Ridge told us there was a beaver dam along the Hummocks Trail at Coldwater Lake. We came to a small pond and found several beaver signs, like these felled trees.

And then we came upon a small offshoot of the main dam - new construction is at the far end.

This is the main dam. There is a distinct difference in water level in the dammed pond, and you can hear the water trickling through to the creek. The dam created the pond but does not stop flow in the creek. The dam is huge. I wish I could see inside!

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