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Repairing sluices

Tuesday, April 6th 2010

There have been plenty of visitors here today despite the damp weather. This afternoon was particularly busy with families out for a walk.

Mating toads

Up on the wetland this pair of mating Toads were noticible because of the female being white! This was the only photograph we managed to get before they swam away into the depths.

Sluices being repaired

Two of the sluices on the wetland were repaired. Here you can see the problem. Over the winter the water had eroded away beneath the round posts. This meant that the water level was not as high as it should have been.

Michael digging out the posts

Michael came to help and dug the existing posts out and made a place for the new boards. A good, muddy job.

Repaired sluice

Here is the finished, repaired sluice. The water level will need time to reach the top. Tune in tomorrow to see if the water is cascading over the top as it should be!

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