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Desilting the top pond in The Dell

Starting January 22nd 2018 the top pond will be desilted. Work has already started (18/01/18 on preparing the pond, and a large pipe has been laid to take the running water over the pond to the next pond down. The Teignbridge Park team managed to salvage the pipe used 8 years ago on repairing the ponds. The bank will then be supported with rocks to stop mud and silt being washed down into the pond in the future. A family in Maudling drive kindly donated the rocks when they shifted an old wall and rockery.

January 22nd, pipe work installed to divert the water flow

January 24th,start to remove the silt

Sian shifting silt - with a smile

January 30th - mud glorious mud

The silt ends up in the walled garden for use in the community gardens

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