DORLAND, Wash.

— The beaver is back in the water.

The lake is now a breeding ground for beavers and other critters.

Dorland school district officials announced Tuesday that beavers were once again in the lake and were once more allowed to play there.

Students and staff members were allowed to use the lake during the summer months.

Dormark schools board voted Tuesday to ban the use of the lake for beaver hunting, but allow the use for other activities.DORLAND — DORMARK — Bears in the Dora Lake area are known for being aggressive.

That’s not the case with beavers, school officials said Tuesday.

The Dorland school board voted to ban beavers from the lake, but allowed them to use it for other outdoor activities.

The board was expected to vote on the matter Tuesday afternoon.

“I think it’s a positive thing, a positive change,” said Dorland High School Principal David Stoner.

“I think this is a good step to make the lake more open and to make sure it is safe.”

Dor-land is a city of more than 1,000 people and includes the town of Beaversville and other towns and villages.