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Native Aquatic Species of the Gila River Basin
in Arizona and New Mexico

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Lower San Pedro River Preserve
Large Pond Reconstruction



Encroachment of cattail and aquatic vegetation
at the large pond prior to the reconstruction,
looking northeast - June 2008.


Encroachment of cattail and aquatic vegetation
at the large pond prior to the reconstruction,
looking northwest - June 2008.


Initial clearing of vegetation following
drainage of the pond.


Nearly-finished grading of the pond bottom.


Pouring of concrete ramps to facilitate
access into the pond.


Initial laying of the pond liner.


Anchoring of the edges of the pond liner.


The completed pond liner.


Placement of river rock on top of the liner
to hold it down and supply habitat.


Nearly-finished placement of river rock.


The newly-filled pond, showing peninsulas.


The newly-filled pond, looking west.


The newly-filled pond, looking northeast from
same location as the first photo - March 2009.

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Last Reviewed:
December 22, 2009

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