Water flows down the new Woods Mill stream for the first time

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Friday 22 October 2010 21:24

Here is a ten minute video I took today of the moment the new channel on the Woods Mill stream restoration was opened up. It's great seeing water flow down for the first time, and it was great to capture something that will never happen again. You can see all the features that have been put in like riffles and woody debris. The site is still out of bounds though, there is still a lot of work to be done and heavy machinery will be present into next week.

Within seconds, a young Cormorant flew over and did a double take and someone mentioned that an Eel was seen swimming down the river only twenty minutes after it was opened up. I can't wait to see it develop into a natural looking stream and we might get some more migrant birds too. There were already a a couple of Yellowhammers feeding on the bare ground there today.

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