Let it flow: water levels in Wanstead Park lakes begin to recover

©Tim Harris©Tim Harris

Water levels in Wanstead Park's five-lake cascade system – which has been the subject of concern for several years – are beginning to be restored.

Last month, Epping Forest management opened a valve to allow water from Heronry Pond to flow into Perch Pond.

"With water now being pumped into Perch Pond and then flowing through The Dell, the Ornamental Water is starting to fill. It will take time, but the southern section is already partly submerged as far north as the Grotto," said a Friends of Wanstead Parklands spokesperson.


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