Bog Springs Restoration
The Ruidoso Bog Springs project began Monday, June 24th, 2013 with utility locating. The next day we started digging ponds in an historic wetland that had been drained with a drainage ditch. After digging three habitat ponds in the meadow area, we diverted water out of the ditch and into the historic meadow surface. By the next morning, the first pond was overflowing and the second two were filling up with groundwater. On Friday the 28th, we built a Plug 'N Pond at the point of diversion to permanently redirect the water to the meadow. At this point, the upper Plug and Pond treatment and wet meadow restoration are complete. Next week we will build a water feature in front of Ruidoso High School, about ½ mile downstream from this site.