Playing in the Mud!

Thursday, March 21st 2013

With the ground saturated, we are finding several old drains that have become filled in over time.  This leads to localised flooding on some of the paths and to avoid damage to these we have to routinely clear the network of drains and pipes.

Clearing these can sometimes result in floods in other areas as water makes its way across the ground.  On Monday the contractors cleared a pipe and drain near the new orchard area.  Unfortunately this sent the water into one of the net rides which by Tuesday lunchtime was underwater!

A series of drains and new pipes were put in to divert the water into one of the existing ponds.  We are hoping that this will also improve the area where the fruit trees are going to be planted.

By the end of the day this work was complete and there was already an improvement in the net ride.

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