TV5796 : Dew Pond at Wigden's Bottom

taken 4 years ago, near to East Dean, East Sussex, Great Britain

Dew Pond at Wigden's Bottom
Dew Pond at Wigden's Bottom
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
Thursday, 31 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 31 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Grassland  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Primary Subject of Photo
Grassland  Pond 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 5730 9685 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:44.9967N 0:13.7057E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 57339 96846
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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