Wrapping up pond pool and channel excavations- Aug 26

Many thanks to Colin Brooks for the fabulous two photos taken on the evening of the 26th, after much of the pond excavating had been completed for the day. Photos can also be seen on the Thurston Nature Center Facebook page.

View of Thurston Pond from the southeast – excavation work is shown on the left (southwest)

View of Thurston Pond from the southeast – excavation work is shown on the left (southwest)

Photo shows the results of the excavation work associated with the outlet channel, sediment forebay, as well as the construction of the deep water pool, channels, and Nesting Island

Photo shows the results of the excavation work associated with the outlet channel, sediment forebay, as well as the construction of the deep water pool, channels, and Nesting Island

Much of the work done on the 26th was associated with providing the “final touches” to the excavation work related to the construction of the deep water pool, channels, and Nesting Island.

ECT engineers were on site working with Anglin’s construction team, to verify that the actual “on-site work” matched the plans and permit requirements. Elevations, grades, depths, volume of sediment removal, and many other aspects of the work were reviewed. In most cases only minor modifications (a little more digging and more sediment removal) were needed as the majority of the work was meeting the project objectives.

ECT and Anglin checking things out

ECT and Anglin checking things out

Marty - Environmental Consulting & Technology Inc. - (ECT)

Marty – Environmental Consulting & Technology Inc. – (ECT)

Marty verifying actual site conditions versus plans

Marty verifying actual site conditions versus plans

View from northwest edge of peninsula

View from northwest edge of peninsula

Needs to be a little deeper and wider?

Needs to be a little deeper and wider?

Deeper

Deeper

More digging on west channel & pool

More digging on west channel & pool

4 feet down and we find a log not decomposed

4 feet down and we find a log not decomposed

Channel to the southeast looks okay

Channel to the southeast looks okay

Outlet channel open all the way to pond

Outlet channel open all the way to pond

Overall a good day and our buddy is still out there in the northeast…..must still be good eating

Overall a good day and our buddy is still out there in the northeast…..must still be good eating

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