2017 Catchment Management Review and the 2027 LPF Plan

Every few years Loe Pool Forum review the progress made towards targets, scrutinise the approach and develop a future management plan. The first Cober Catchment Management Plan was produced in 1998 (Wilson and Dinsdale), the second in 2002 (Dinsdale and Wilson) and the third in 2009 (Dinsdale). We have just finished reviewing LPF’s progress since…

Natural Flood Management and Leaky Damn Building

Natural flood management is about slowing and storing floodwater. The aim is to reduce the downstream flood peak height. One way to slow the flow is to build ‘leaky damns’. These are woody debris which create pools and riffles. Along with flood risk benefits they are also great habitats for fish and aquatic insects.  …

The Yellow Fish Project comes to Helston!

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with Cornwall Wildlife Trust and some helpful pupil’s from St. Michael’s C of E Primary School painting the town yellow in the name of water quality. This was as part of the Environment Agency’s Yellow Fish Project. Armed with yellow spray-paint and fish-shaped stencils, Yellow Fish symbols were sprayed next to…

Healthy Helston – Photo Competition Winners

On the 21st of April Helston Community College took off on a field trip to Loe Pool and RNAS Culdrose. This Year 9 trip was part of the PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) Healthy Living Project. The aim of the day was to encourage the 200 pupils to engage more often with their fantastic local…

A Hydrographic Survey of Loe Pool

The Loe Pool Forum identified a need to produce an up to date and high resolution bathymetric data of Loe Pool to assess the current condition of Loe Pool and to use a benchmark for future monitoring and investigations. Alongside the need for bathymetric data, an accurate image of the objects and features within the…

Macrophyte Monitoring

This report details the results of the 2015 Loe Pool boat and grapnel survey, part on an ongoing programme of macrophyte monitoring undertaken on this lake since 1999.   The Loe is currently eutrophic and in unfavourable condition. It fails to meet Natural England’s conservation objectives for the macrophyte community composition, macrophyte community structure and…