Fleet Pond Dredging Halted (UK)

Fleet Pond Dredging Halted

The dredging works on Fleet Pond, Hampshire’s largest freshwater lake, have been postponed until the middle of August.

The project will turn the lake from a stagnant ditch into a wildlife haven. But for now the works have been postponed so that they do not disturb nesting birds.

During the last few years, the pond has detoriated due to a build-up of silt from the nearby streams. The workers will deepen the middle of the lake and use the collected materials to make a series of central islands. These will reduce the wave action across the lake.

Dredging will help the pond recover and attract its natural flora and fauna.

Colin Gray, Fleet Pond Society chairman, said: “The new islands will allow water to flow freely between them, providing wildlife access and keeping the wonderful views across the pond. They will also provide sheltered areas to a range of valued species and encourage plant life recovery.”

A number of partners are involved in this long-term restoration project. Three of the involved organizations, Hart District Council, the Environment Agency and Natural England, are contributing a total of more than £500,000 for the project.

Dredging Today Staff, April 13, 2012; Image: fleetpond

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