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Flooding is getting bad here in SE Kansas, to the point that Beavers are fleeing their dams. It's pretty rare to see them so even crossing the highways (which are near the flooded rivers they inhabit) is a treat, if tragic. North American beavers, also called Canadian Beavers, have been important to humans in the past due to their furs and castoreums. On a more positive note, beavers affect stream quality, bird population, and even the spawning habits of salmon and trout. It's tragic to see the rainfall expatriate them from their homes.
Native to North America, Patagonia, and strangely Finland.