Before, yesterday afternoon. Just after the channel was opened.
I'm not sure how much it is down because of course I forgot to bring anything to measure with, but here is a before and after photos. John stuck a stick in the water yesterday. That's it in about the center of the picture.
It is high & dry now. The force of the water coming through the beaver hole in the dam is much less now. From a torrent to a pour. We may have stabilized the dam. If we can keep the beavers under control (I'm calling a trapper) we can repair in the summer.
After. Today at noon.
That's the dam on the right leading up to the current beaver home. Now that the water is lower, it is easy to see more of the damage their burrows have caused all along it.