Sunday, 25 September 2011

Haydn's Pool drought....................................................... a quick update

A week ago I posted about the state of Haydn's Pool. 
 A dry year had taken it's toll on this little oasis in my local nature reserve.
The pool is man made and I wondered if the rubber liner used in it's construction had been leaking.

I noted that a pile of old tyres and some gravel had been left over on the far side and thought that maybe some sort of repair was in progress.
I e-mailed the local council who manage the reserve raising my concerns and to find out what was being done to save the pool.
I received a reply yesterday and was delighted to hear that the lack of rain this year was the reason for the pool drying up... not damage to the liner. I was told Haydn's relies totally on rainfall and the tyres and gravel are to be used to create a second island for nesting birds.
Plans are also in place to pump water up from Witton Brook which flows below to refill the pool.
Witton Brook
So it all sounds fine... and hopefully it will be done sooner rather than later.
I will keep wandering over to see what progresses.

10 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

It makes you wonder if they are going to its upgrade of the pond, what will they do, in a state of finacial currently?

ADRIAN said...

Brilliant. A butile liner would be a major job. Glad it's just dry weather.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm glad they have another water source they can 'borrow' from. good for you.

Fábio Martins said...

Nice idea! :-)

eileeninmd said...

That is great news, Andrew! So now all you need is some rain. I wish I could send you some of ours. Happy Sunday and have a great week!

Pantherka said...

I wish a lot of rain, so not so many problems.

Gary said...

Good you're almost back in business!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Denise said...

I'm so glad Andrew, good for you for getting in touch with the council too.

Barb said...

Yes, it is worrisome when our ponds, rivers and lakes suffer due to drought. We have that problem here on our small lake although this year the water levels are up. I hope your pond gets filled soon - one way or another!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Our pond is fed by an artesian spring, so although it has lowered in drought years, it can never go completely dry.