An update on the beaver plug up from Johnathan DeSantis Forester, Division of Lands & Forests – Region 5:
Hikers along the Northville-Placid Trail apprx. 0.5 miles north of the Carry Lean-to in West Canada Lakes Wilderness will encounter a 400’ stretch of flooded trail due to recent beaver activity. DEC staff were able to lower the water level to 7-8” and are continuing efforts to remove dams farther downstream. The trail is passable, but hikers should anticipate wet feet while passing through this area.
The Chapter was made aware of the following trail conditions from Jonathan DeSantis – Forester, Division of Lands & Forests – Region 5 :
“There is an apprx 100 yard+ stretch of the NPT that is under water north of the Carry Lean-to in West Canada Lake Wilderness. There is a drainage coming from Little Moose Lake that drains into the Cedar River Flow. An old truck bridge spans the stream but beavers have plugged up north and south of the bridge. The trail in this area is currently under about 20” of water.
This area has had a history of beaver flooding but has been in good shape in recent years. Dept staff will be looking into a solution for this problem spot. Until a fix can be identified and completed the trail will remain under water.”