The past weeks of hot and dry weather have been good for progress on the ground, but the rainfall today is also welcome to help the water levels in the ponds recover .
On Monday, path re-surfacing works commenced on a 100m length on the main path from the playground at Parliament Hill. The whole path up to Model Boating Pond is to be replaced, in 100m sections, as part of the project.
Work contouring the spillway at Highgate No. 1 is now underway.
The dam crest has also now been raised.
The island at Model Boating Pond is now almost fully excavated, and the earthworks on the hillside to the west are also nearing completion.
The downstream side of the Catchpit is now almost fully turfed.
Some finishing works have taken place around the wooden decking over the inlet at Hampstead No. 2
Aquatic planting will be taking place on Mixed Pond and Hampstead No. 1 next week.