In time for the turn of the year, the first new water bodies have been completed. Altogether, 30 bodies of water were created in three different areas.
At the beginning of October, the first excavators came rolling in and, at first, made good headway. “Towards the end, however, the situation became somewhat anxiety-ridden”. According to project manager Markus Richter, increasingly wet weather rendered further excavations impossible. All our hopes centred on a few days of frost, which finally materialized. Once the ground was frozen, the excavators were able to get back to work and dig out the last ponds. “This shows the quality of our excavating companies, which do very well even under adverse conditions.”
In the meantime, preparations for the next season are underway. Sixty new ponds – twice as many as in 2010 - are scheduled to be put in place during the new year.