Beaver damage in the Rhine-Main: gnaw marks on several trees

He would see the little guy like once, says David Kessler. Yet the sight of a real beaver, the head of the building yard, which amounts to the municipality of M

Beaver damage in the Rhine-Main: gnaw marks on several trees

He would see the little guy like once, says David Kessler. Yet the sight of a real beaver, the head of the building yard, which amounts to the municipality of Mainhausen has remained, however, failed. A wildlife camera that wanted to shoot the Rodent in its activity, was destroyed by Unknown. A few pictures could save Kessler; the beaver did it, but "always, from photos to stay away". Several specimens, perhaps even a whole family, have settled in Mainhausen, is seen at the Mühlbach and on the North shore of king lake, in the District of zellhausen clearly. Two years ago, the municipality in the Eastern part of the circle Offenbach was on the Goings-on of the cute animals.

Kessler knows the Places where the beaver is active. Not far from the building is at the Mühlbach, which was restored a few years ago, and to the floodplain, re-designed to detect the first building. At the beginning of may, the beaver began to gather small branches and twigs to build a dam with mud to seal. The Creek was dammed, thus 40 to 50 centimetres higher than normal water level, says Kessler.

Because the beaver is under protection, you may not distribute it. Idle the municipality was not able to stay but also. In consultation with the Lower and the Upper nature conservation authority a five-Meter-long drainage pipe was laid with a diameter of 30 centimeters through the dam. Also, the beaver is representative of the government Presidium Darmstadt was involved in the Considerations. The pipe is to ensure that the water continues to flow. A mesh basket on the inlet prevents Branches and leaves from clogging, let the round through. Two or three of the 17 employees in the building yard, which amounts Mainhausen regularly look to the Right and remove the obstacles that could stop the water on its way through the pipe.

beaver integrated drainage pipe in the dam

This is also important because of the Mühlbach serves as the receiving water for the adjacent commercial area Ostring. If, during heavy rains, sewers and return to the flood basin can no longer accommodate, is directed to a subset of the diluted effluent in the mill stream, which flows in a northerly direction to the blessed city. There, the water bears the name of the abrasive stream and flows into the Main. For the installation of the drainage tube, it was necessary, the beaver dam is a piece of to remove. Not every fellow citizens have for the Intervention of the Bauhof staff understanding, reports Kessler. You do this Yes, to annoy the beavers, but that the outflow would remain assured. The municipality had to be obtained for all required permits.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 06:20

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