|Beaver dam puts homes in danger|
GREENFIELD - About a dozen families in Greenfield may have to evacuate their homes because of a beaver dam blocking a culvert.
The blockage caused a large pond to form, collecting hundreds of thousands of gallons of water spread over about 100 acres.
Greenfield Town Supervisor Dick Rowland says they can't break the beaver dam because that would be disastrous. So crews have been working night and day this week to pump the water out.
However, with rain in the forecast, they have to work even faster. They spent Wednesday poking holes in the dam to get the water moving.
"We just looked at the weather forecast and we just looked at it and said Friday it's going to start to rain, Saturday it's going to rain. We were just staying ahead of it at this point," Rowland said.
The culvert normally lets the water from Kayaderosseras Creek flow along Spier Falls Road.
Yes this article was from a local TV station website. This area is not too far from my house and uphill! I hope the damn dam doesn't break!