A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

The idea is to re-wet the surrounding heathland whilst at the same time creating open water habitat. Dam constructionThe dams are made using clay from the surrounding area and have two 30cm diameter twin-walled pipes passing through them fitted with right-angle bends. The water levels can easily be adjusted by altering the orientation of the right angle bends.

Published: Oct 2013
Author: Nick Marriott.
(The Cornwall Wildlife Trusts West Cornwall Nature Reserves Manager)

Photos:
Newly created earth and pipe dams at Windmill Farm Nature Reserve and Predannack Airfield awaiting their right-angled bends. Photo by Nick Marriott

 

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