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Contact Alyson
Swanland Pond Partnership (SPP)
News Update
- June 2019

Pond Survey
The 3D laser scan of the pond has been completed. Mason and Clarke will look at the historical information we’ve provided together with the data from the laser scan before the site inspection element of the survey in July/August.

Water levels should be at their lowest at this time of year which will allow better inspection of the pond walls and exposed areas of the pond bed. Once this is done, the engineers should be in a better position to identify problem areas and provide further recommendations.

A topographical survey derived from the laser scan has been received by the Parish Council together with the 3D digital imaging data. The survey provides a detailed map of the pond’s infrastructure and its immediate surround-ings including surface materials, roads, buildings, landscap-ing, inlet gullies etc. For those who have been involved with the pond for many years this is the first time we’ve had an accurate map like this and it’s something that will be extremely useful. SEE - enhanced copy (pdf)

The digital imaging is very impressive as you can look at the ponds infrastructure in detail from many different angles without needing wellies!


Inflatable Swans
Many people enjoyed seeing the inflatable swans on the pond for the TDY event. Afterwards, Look North asked us why we no longer have any real swans on the pond.

There used to be a pair of resident, captive, swans on the pond. The male was found injured on the road and had to be put down. As the female kept crossing the road searching for the male the decision was made to re-home her at a swan sanctuary. Basically, our pond is not big enough to support such large birds and it is not safe for them as it is surrounded by a busy road. Read more details on this issue Swans on Swanland Pond (pdf).

Moorhen Chicks
Seven new chicks have been spotted at last!

We were worried that the heron may have found them on one of its visits.

Let’s hope they all survive!

If you would like to help as a pond volunteer
please contact
Alyson - Tel:634 168. THANK YOU

The pond really does need YOU! See also Pond Information Page
See also Emergency Wildlife - Contact Directory (pdf file)

Pond levels are constantly monitored for signs of make-up water and losses.

The Parish Council have agreed to contact ERYC about the large inlet drain at Waters Edge (which may have a leak) and Yorkshire Water with queries about the location of pipes and leakages.

Fish Survey Reports

Opal Pond Survey 2010 - 2014
Opal Pond Survey 2010 - 2015

Opal Pond Survey 2010 - 2016
Opal Pond Survey 2010 - 2017

Fish Survey Report 2015
Fish Survey Report 2017
Fish Survey Report 2018

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