We have a small stream that flows along the edge of our property. Except after heavy rains, the water is rarely over a few inches deep. The stream flows under our street through a culvert. About a month ago I noticed that the water level was much higher due to what I thought was a build up of debris at the entrance to the culvert. So I busted up the debris pile which brought the water level back down to normal.
A few days later, I noticed that the debris pile was back and the water level was up again. So I busted it up again.
When we returned from the our week away for the holidays, we found that our little stream had turned into a small pond. The water wasn't flowing through the culvert any more and was backing up onto our property. The location of the previous debris pile was now completely under water.
There is normally just a few inches of water flowing through the bottom of the culvert
The tree in the middle of the pond is normally above ground alongside the banks of the stream
Blocked up Culvert
Some recent Beaver Activity
The battle against the Beavers has begun!