Argaka Overflow

Published 27th of January, 2018

This morning we read a news article which said the Argaka Dam was overflowing. We recently visited Argaka to help clean the nature trail, so we were keen to see what it looked like when full...

Argaka Nature Trail

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First things first, the nature trail to Argaka Reservoir is still rubbish free, though quite muddy now.

Going Green

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I took a similar shot to this when we were last visiting. You can read that blog here. It looked incredibly desolate and brown then, so it is lovely to see nature fighting back.

Picture Postcard

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I have to say, Argaka Reservoir is looking lovely this morning. Almost as if it knew it was going to get visitors today.

Full Up!

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Yes that is definitely full.

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We were lucky with the weather actually. Not long after we took our pictures, it clouded over again.

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