Getting my hands dirty. Water, Weir and Wellies

On the way to work this morning. I suppose it beats a city commute! Yr Aran from Llyn Gwynant on the South side of Snowdon

On the way to work this morning. I suppose it beats a city commute! Yr Aran from Llyn Gwynant on the South side of Snowdon

Out and about again today on Hafod y Llan and the Snowdon hydro. Big rain yesterday but today was nice and calm. Good to see some water around the weir following all the dry weather on Snowdon. I was roped into doing some manual labour by John. (how very dare he!). We were finishing slate detailing on the weir in order to start fitting the coanda screen.

Water in and out of the compensation pipe. An orofice plate with a much smaller hole will later be placed on this pipe

Water in and out of the compensation pipe. An orifice plate with a much smaller hole will later be placed on this pipe

The weir is now taking shape and the detailing is ready. everything from the right seed mix for re-colonising the site around the weir through to the oak sleepers to cover the for-bay tank. Everybody is really pleased with the way the weir is looking. Interesting to see the amount the pipe has shifted under the weeks of direct sunlight. The rain and recent weather has moved it back. Once we cover the final sections then no more problems

Not gone all swimingly. last week a rock hit the pipe and gouged a 9mm slice into the pipe. this is enough to void the warranty. a new patch is to be plastic welded on the pipe. Oh well if this is the worst then we have been lucky

Not all gone swimmingly. Last week a rock hit the pipe and gouged a 9mm slice . This is enough to void the warranty. A new patch is to be plastic welded on the pipe. Oh well if this is the worst …

The turbine building keeps growing further out of the ground. The cage gabions are looking good. These are the new retaining walls behind the building to keep back the earth bank. The stone fill for the gabions has come from the hole we dug for the building. Good to recycle!

See...project managers can do more than spreadsheets. John helping Rhys with the final slate detailing on the weir

See…project managers can do more than spreadsheets. With everyone on their holidays it’s all hands to the weir so that the contractors can start with the landscaping. John helping Rhys with the final slate detailing on the weir

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