Tuesday's stomp revealed two diggers, one bulldozer and two heavy earth movers hard at work on the infill of Manor lake. Of particular note, I did not see any more stuff being trucked onto the site. This is not to say that more stuff will not be trucked in, but it is an encouraging sign that the end of restoration is in sight.
In another encouraging sign, a digger appeared to be hard at work digging out stuff from the infill on the eastern side of Manor lake. This bit of infill is higher than the surrounding land, particularly the peninsular and south footpath. Much of this area needs to be dug out to stand any chance of forming wetlands, let alone a lake. Perhaps Inert have finally reached the stage where there is sufficient stuff to complete the infill, and now they just need to move stuff to where it is needed, and dig out the deeper parts of Manor lake - much like they did with Finch pond.
In a less encouraging sign, the wide tracked digger was in the basin in the eastern part of Manor lake. Heavy earth movers were transporting stuff here from the western part of Manor lake. The stuff appears to be used to filling in bits of the basin. Hard to tell without both more being completed and a site visit.
The digger driver did appear to be bored. He was twirling his cab (and hence digger arm) around in circles as he waited for a heavy earth mover to reverse and drop its load. It's what I would do in this situation.
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