Busy as ever, beavers do damage

The Pine Plains Highway Department crew tended to one of the beaver deterrent devices on the morning of Friday, April 13. Pictured from left are Mike Coons, Patrick Martin and Marc Dillinger. photo submitted

PINE PLAINS — It’s been a problem for years: beavers at Stissing Lake and Twin Islands Lake (Mud Pond) building dams, plugging important culverts  and causing flooding that seeps onto nearby roadways.

“We have a couple of areas in town inundated with beaver activity. This is the most active time of year,” said Highway Superintendent Heather Emerich. 

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