Fryer Creek Beaver Impact Analysis and Alternatives Development Report, 2021 

Four beaver dams currently provide valuable ecological benefits along an engineered flood control channel within the urbanized Sonoma community. This study examines whether current and future beaver activities in Fryer Creek may affect flooding in the winter and inhibit access along maintenance roads during the summer. This study will be used to better understand flood risk and develop
guidance for more general beaver management of 89 miles of engineered channels maintained as part of Sonoma Water’s Stream Maintenance Program.