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Creek crossing

With the dry weather, the creek has finally been dry enough to build our new crossing. We talked about this all the way back in April and we were finally able to get it done last month. The old crossing is simply a track across the creek and the floodplain which had caused headcuts to the creek further up and a lot of damage to the soft ground around the crossing itself.

What we have done is to cut two wheel tracks right down to the bedrock under the floodplain, line them with geofabric, which lets water through but not silt, then fill the tracks with rock to ground level. The grass and soil sods which were removed were then placed in the creek, above the crossing, to help restore the damaged section of creek. These should also slow the water down directly above the crossing, which will help to stabilise the crossing.

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