Work has started at the lake!

Tuesday, March 1st 2011

Contractors began preparatory work at the lake today. The digger was used to move benches, remove redundant bridges and to re-locate several trees. This Oak tree was moved accross to the other side of the path to make an access route in for machinery. Where possible trees have been transplanted rather than cut down. Fingers crossed that these may survive!

Oak transplant!

The lake levels are extremely low now so that the digger can get right in and landscape the islands and shoreline.  It has not looked like this since 31 Jan 1997 when the original excavation was completed and water was allowed to flow again after repairs had been carried out to the weir. The amount of silt that has come down from the moor has to be seen to be believed and in some areas the 16 foot deep hole has been almost entirely filled.Empty lake!


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