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How do I discourage beaver from plugging my culverts and building dams that flood my property?

To remove or modify a beaver dam, you must have a Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA)—a permit issued by WDFW—for work that will use, obstruct, change, or divert the bed or flow of state waters (RCW 77.55).

See
WDFW's Living with Wildlife fact sheet on beavers, located at http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/beavers.html, for specific information on tools to address plugged culverts and flooding.



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7th of January, 2016

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