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Lake work

Friday, February 4th 2011

Foxglove has been very busy this week!  On Tuesday nine volunteers completed a huge amount of work on the Willow coppice.  They were helped in part by the students from the Dales School who helped to clear up the brash. 

Yesterday another board was taken away from the weir and this morning the last one was removed.  The lake is now at the lowest level it has been since the Reserve was created!

Last board being removed

As you can see below the island is 'high and dry' and the banks are completely exposed.  Hopefully, the next three weeks will see the muddy sides draining and firming up somewhat prior to the lake improvements taking place.

Low lake levels

Today Mike and Tony worked away clearing the Blackthorn and Ash from the area at the head of the lake.  Although they are in shadow here the sun did eventually get round to them!

Tony and Mike at work


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