13 May 2010

Getting close to aquatic biodiversity at MacRitchie

Kids can now splash in the 'longkang' again!
Image from the PUB media release.

A submerged boardwalk will be built at MacRitchie Reservoir so that visitors can walk "through shallow waters (ankle-deep) to see water plants growing alongside the boardwalk and be in close contact with tadpoles, fish, snails and other aquatic life."

The 40m long submerged boardwalk which extends from one bank of the reservoir to another. It is part of Phase Two of the redevelopment works to MacRitchie Reservoir which will start in May 2010 and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of next year.

PUB, the national water agency, hopes that visitors will come away from the experience with a renewed understanding of the value of clean water.

To minimise impact during construction of the bridge, the parts for the bridge will be fabricated off-site and put together on-site. A monitoring regime will also be put in place to ensure water quality is not affected.

Full media articles on wildsingapore news.

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