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Beaver Dam Analogue -- Myers Creek
A beaver dam analogue (BDA) is a line of pilings driven into the streambed, in a line across the stream. When the pilings are woven with live willow and red osier dogwood cuttings, it functions similar to a beaver dam, slowing the water down, spreading it out, and causing sediment to drop to the streambed. BDAs can also provide a sturdy base for beaver to build upon. 

The Beaver Restoration Guidebook The Beaver Restoration Guidebook: 

(OHA's Myers Creek Mitigation Site restoration project is featured as a case study on page 150.)