Fresh Rainwater fills in Pond After 25 years
Our last report on July 9th closed saying that we will be sharing with you photographs from the field - of how rain has filled up recently cleaned ponds and wells. So here they are:
Photo 1: On May 8th, the report posted discussed how a village pond (at Kharset, Block Trimbakeshwar, Dist Nasik, Maharashtra, India) was cleaned after 25 years - an activity in which 8-9 feet of algae and slush was removed. The photograph shows the pond after it has been filled by the recent rains and children are enjoying a swim in it.
Photo 2 & 3: The report on July 9th detailed as to how wells in two villages of Vadipada and Kharset were deepened by 7ft each. They were also widened. The attached photos show how they have almost been filled uptil the brim by the recent rains.
Photo 4 & 5: Photos 4 and 5 are of a check dam which was the organization's (SNS Foundation) pilot activity in the Block of Trimbakeshwar, District Nashik, Maharashtra State, India. This check dam was constructed at Village Jhambulpada in April 2011, prior to initiation of monsoon. For two successive years, the dam has been filled with rain water with overflows flowing into the neighbouring state of Gujarat.
We are currently working in Village Belpali. The project underway is connection of the village well to a drinking water tank which is being currently constructed. With the help of an electric pump, water from the well will be pumped into the tank for villagers to use. The next report will describe this activity.
Well of Village Vadipada After Rains
Rain Fills it to the Brim: Well of Village Kharset
Jhambulpada Check Dam in its 2nd Year
Jhambulpada Check Dam Fills in Year 2!