Beavers could be our friends against flooding
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Devon beaver dams could avert flooding

Devon beavers may provide a low cost solution to many of our flooding problems.

A trial, which has been taking place at a secret location near Dartmoor, has been monitoring the activity of a group of beavers over the past six years.

According to a report by the University of Exeter the animals have successfully reduced the risk of flash floods.

However, not everybody is happy about the beavers.

The National Farmers' Union says it is worried about the damage beavers may cause to farmland, and the risk of them spreading disease.

More on the secret beaver trial, and other Devon news

  • 27 Mar 2017
  • From the section Devon
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