Construction of Carnaby Lake


The top shiny surface of the 3 metre
deep clay walls can seen.
The clay was compacted by being
hit with the excavator bucket.

After only ten working days the
lake is complete, and the slow job
of filling it up begins.
Initially we took water from a dyke that
ran behind the lake, this proved
unreliable in summer periods, so we
later installed a borehole for a guaranteed
year round supply of clean water.

A few weeks later the lake is filled with water and the sides lined with broken concrete to combat the erosion of the banks which happened on the first windy day. Already you can see the construction of a wooden landing stage.