Beavers set up house on a large watershed pond and immediately set to plug the outflow pipe. This lake fed by rainfall only flooded the next rain swamping the beaver hut and breaching the dam. The breach was plugged and a new den built. The next rain the dam breached again and the process resumed. From the near ground water's edge to the near side far tree line shows the beavers expanded this lake by a full third of its original surface area.
This pond has a supply of willows that stretches for about 400 meters along the outflow creek that should allow the beavers a good wood supply to sustain the lake for some time to come.
This lake is within a good Missouri turkey hunting locality and would make a good afternoon break spot for some fishing while waiting for the next morning's hunt.
Another pond within easy roadside parking to pond access.
This pond has deep water and steep banks not suited for children or anyone that cannot swim. It is surrounded by tall prairie grass acting as a filter from the crop fields that surround the drainage.
This is a watershed pond meaning its water supply is from rainfall only rather than another type typically called a watershed lake that has a consistent flow through from the tail waters through the dam.
The tail waters to this pond are unique as they cover a deep water and steep banked cannel type structure that carries on for over a 100 yards more.