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Beaver Dam ?

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If you have a beaver dam on a creek that runs through your property, do you have to let them take it out ? It was only flooding my land and I understand the navigable water part, although this creek is not navigable. It currently has less than a foot of water until the Spring thaw. I'm not even certain who took it out, DNR or county people ? I figured they had the right so I never questioned it, but it took a lot of waterfowl habitat with it down the drain.

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if it was on your property and you didnt want it to be taken out i would first try to find who did it. and if you wanted back in just rent a skidloader or something and make you own dam. if it was all my property and someone come in and did something like that that i didnt want them to do i wouldnt be too happy. makes it all the better reason to make your own dam

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Right on Tyler. How would the dnr respond to me plugging it up with a skidloader ?

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Right on Tyler. How would the dnr respond to me plugging it up with a skidloader ?

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Right on Tyler. How would the dnr respond to me plugging it up with a skidloader ?

im not sure, they kinda think they can do whatever they want though(atleast around here). if you want a dam there that is on your property i would say plug it back up. its your property.

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I understand that, but with this creek having a name and it flowing through other properties, I just thought there was a stipulation on it because it is a named creek and if enough water allowed couldn't anyone with access paddle or canoe it?

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I'd give the local DNR office a call, and see what they know about it. Maybe it was something to do with water rights further downstream??? Who knows.

I'd have to guess they know something about it. If not, they'll probably tell you to plug it back up

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oh ok i thought this whole stream was on your property. i guess i miss understood you. yea i agree with lovebigbluegills, if the dnr did it they should have a reason but if someone else did it i would personally plug it back up.

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Be very careful about working in ANY water with a skid loader - the DNR can and will fine you if you do not have the proper permits to do work on a streambed.

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Might be the dam was removed because of potential flooding of a roadway. Or if the roadbed in is containing the water on your property the dam has to go. Ask the county and DNR.

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