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Milbourne Pond

2 years 3 months ago #269 by Highways Contact
A quick update on Millbourne Pond. We had a contractor on-site today installing three bore-holes down to a depth of five metres. This work was advised by our environmental consultant ERM. Over the next six or so months we will monitor water levels and by mid-summer 2016 will have an accurate year round record of the water table surrounding the pond. If there is a constant water table at a depth of something like 1-1.5 metres we will re-profile the pond and cover it with a geotextile / geogrid - (this is to stop the gravel collapsing in on itself) and should have a low maintenance pond with year round water and ecology. We are essentially restoring the dew pond status, be it as a slightly lower level. The core samples from the today's drilling will be tested by ERM but look to be 100 percent alluvial gravel. We hit water at 1 metre which is good news.

2 years 9 months ago #155 by Highways Contact
Hi Tracy
My apologies for taking so long to come back to you. I'm hoping to have more news within the next ten day.
Best regards and thanks for taking an interest.
2 years 9 months ago #149 by tracy
Is there any update on Milbourne Pond following on from the bore holes that were done last year?