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Southern Lake Restoration

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The Spillway
The construction of the spillway went hand in hand with the construction of the sluice.   The spillway was designed to allow floodwater to escape from the Southern Lake, as well as reduce the erosive effect of the fast moving water by slowing it down.

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Removal of rhododendron to build a spillway to take excess flood water

Surveying the site for the spillway


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Construction of the spillway with gabion baskets and geotextile fabric

Footbridge constructed over the spillway

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