The sharp eyed among you might notice that the 15th September is a Friday. Not our usual weekend day for a walk around the Cemex works. I had a day's leave from work, and decided to take off around the reserve after lunch.
There does not appear to be any logic to how Cemex are tackling the restoration. They seem to flit from area to area. It's almost as if they get bored with doing one bit, and decide to do another bit. I'm sure there is a plan. However, from my decades of experience in the IT industry, the ability to organise a booze up in a pub is beyond the majority of most projects managers. Worse if the dreaded 'Stakeholders' and/or business analysts get involved.
It's also quite difficult to figure out what to photograph as I don't know what Cemex are going to change next. In a similar vein, most weeks it is difficult to figure out if Cemex have done anything. One example is the soil they are bringing into the reserve. That's a significant operation, but could be hidden from us by trees and scrub.
Anyway, in their eternal wanderings, Cemex have worked primarily on the area North of Stone Crusher lake this last week. It is quite fascinating that the pond in this area has been there, just wasn't really visible from the culvert bridge. They have cleared and leveled a huge area.
The draining of Cormorant Lake continues. I have a close up of the pump. It takes water out of Cormorant lake, and sends it over the works bridge for filtering. Cemex are not allowed to simply flush the water into the Blackwater river. As the water recedes a lot of industrial rubbish begins to appear in Cormorant lake.
There has been a minor amount of work around Stone crusher point - well the culvert at least.
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