THE MARSHES' LIFE... IN APRIL

30 avril 2018,

Deck dressing

Rain at the beginning of spring delayed the work in the salt marshes. For 15 days , the weather being milder, salt workers began the phase of deck dressing. Indeed, after wintering, some parts of the eroded salt must be restored by reshaping the surroundings. Then, we will wait for water to be more salty in order to grease the lotis (meaning smoothing the surface) : otherwise the silty mud will tend to crack.

The season is approaching fast and we are gaining 3 minutes of sun per day !

In parallel with these usual works, it's also the period when we carry out team work to rehabilitate certain marshes (some parcels were left abandonned, or some eyelets were worn out by time and to be recharched with soil).

Deck charging

Different steps of deck charging:

1) we build the bridge's shores by bringing shovels in walls

2) We get the soil between two walls = « we charge the deck »

3) We let it all dry, the surface will crack

4) We'll the grease the deck, a step consisting in  filling the cracks and smoothing the surface

We'll get back to you at the end of may for a new story live from Guérande's salt marshes !

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