TV5899 : Dewpond, The Peak

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Jevington, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Dewpond, The Peak
Dewpond, The Peak
A Dew pond is an artificial pond usually sited on the top of a hill, intended for watering livestock. Dew ponds are used in areas where a natural supply of surface water may not be readily available.

They are usually shallow, saucer-shaped and lined with puddled clay, chalk or marl on an insulating straw layer over a bottom layer of chalk or lime.

Despite the name, their primary source of water is believed to be rainfall rather than dew or mist.

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Date Taken
Monday, 12 April, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 25 April, 2010
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Dew pond   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 582 999 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.6421N 0:14.5755E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 582 999
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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