Corvallis engineers fix beaver dam flooding

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 19, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 19 at 9:00 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Corvallis parks officials have decided that solving flooding caused by beavers at a local park will take a little engineering of their own.

The Gazette-Times reports that for years beavers have caused flooding at the softball fields at Sunset Park from damming the Dunawi Creek. But now parks officials are planning to install pipes to keep the water in ponds at a manageable level.

Maintenance supervisor David Phillips says they considered removing the animals, but that moving the critters may not sit well with the community by Oregon State University, where the mascot is a beaver.

Phillips says they "decided we should try and see if we can live with the beavers, this being a Beaver town."

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