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Flooding the Town of Beaver
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Among the many farming communities in the Whitewater basin was the town of Beaver, nestled in the valley at the confluence of Beaver Creek and the main stem of the Whitewater. In 1938 Beaver flooded 28 times. Roads and bridges were raised repeatedly to keep pace with the rising levels of the floods. Old photos show fence posts poking a mere foot above a fresh deposit of alluvium, and a sedan from the late 1930s buried to the tops of its fenders in sand. By 1950 the town was deserted.

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