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Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:28 PM

The Plan to Make California Wet By Spreading Beavers Up and Down the State

The Plan to Make California Wet By Spreading Beavers Up and Down the State
Ending the drought in the West will require rain—not too much rain—and smarter ways to collect and store that water. But something else that can keep things moist? Believe it or not: Beavers.

According to a story in Water Deeply, a group of ecologists have a plan to help repopulate the Central Coast of California with Castor canadensis, the large beavers which once roamed the state in great numbers. (Not to be confused with their ancestors, giant beavers that were seven feet long.) The idea is that beavers are nature’s hydrologists, engineering the way that water travels through the landscape:

Bringing back the Beaver would be welcomed in California.

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Reply The Plan to Make California Wet By Spreading Beavers Up and Down the State (Original post)
Agnosticsherbet Apr 2016 OP
jonno99 Apr 2016 #1
Agnosticsherbet Apr 2016 #2
newblewtoo Apr 2016 #3
Agnosticsherbet Apr 2016 #4
jonno99 Apr 2016 #5
Sherman A1 Apr 2016 #8
felix_numinous Apr 2016 #6
NV Whino Apr 2016 #7
jonno99 Apr 2016 #9
NV Whino Apr 2016 #10

Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:32 PM

1. Bring back the Castor? Sounds great, cause I know from experience that no one is happy

with a little beaver...

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Response to jonno99 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:37 PM

2. LOL.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:47 PM

3. Must resist temptation

but really? Dam Beavers ? Lets look at some previous history on this same subject:

[link:http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/dammed.asp|
http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/dammed.asp


Sometimes the most unbelievable stories are the ones that are true.


Whew, that was a close shave but I managed to stick to the facts and not be distracted by obvious pun potential.

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Response to newblewtoo (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:49 PM

4. I, too, decided to take a serious approach rather than plunge into puns.

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Response to newblewtoo (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:50 PM

5. You were stronger than me. I should be punished...

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Response to jonno99 (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 06:27 PM

8. Same here

I am still

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 06:01 PM

6. K&R LOL on a day like this, we need to laugh

plus this is very good news for Californians!

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 06:16 PM

7. Beavers returned to the Napa River on their own last year

As far as I know, they weren't "spread" there. That is the strangest headline I've seen in a while.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 06:37 PM

9. Yep - cause everyone knows that when you spread a beaver up and down the state of

California it's bound to get wet - or something...

Agreed - I don't think it's an accident that the headline is ripe for "re-interpretation"...

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Response to jonno99 (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 08:41 PM

10. I'm s a hard one to resist.

😇

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