Chasewater Reservoir was drained in early 2010 for maintence to it’s dam which being from the 17th cebntury was just an earth dam and beginning to leak. We’ve watched as it’s slowly filled back up - the only real benefit of a soaking wet summer in the UK.
The problem photographing this is being in exactly the same position and elevation each time, these two are within 6ft of each other.
The area is rich in wildlife and ducks, the Chasewater light railway runs round the edge. It’s lovely.
Chasewater Steam Railway at Chasewater reservoir and country park - a retired two mile stretch of light railway with restored steam engines and carriages plus other rolling stock. It runs on restored track round Chasewater reservoir, they have a museum and restored signal boxes and ticket office with cafe and restaurant. Well worth a visit just to see the Steam trains in full steam.
A quick visit to Chasewater reservoir yesterday , we were delighted to find it filling quite well. Hardly surprising though after all this rain, and it would have been better had this rain been in the winter before the higher temperatures and new growth on the trees took up some of the water. It’s hard to get a good *before and after* picture but this is a good attempt.Top picture May 12th, Bottom mid April.
I was told by a member of Chasewater nature group I met that Ringed Plovers are nesting on the lake bed and are being driven off my dogs and people walking over there. They need to erect signs and fences, or make some effort, had the bloke not told me I wouldn’t have known.