Friday, August 3, 2012

Kayak House

The Kayak house sits in the middle of a pond.  The pond is man made on land previously wasted (wasteland) and can now support aquatic plant and wildlife (wetland).  One paddles to the house from a small parking area.

The pond receives runoff water from an inlet.  At the other end of the pond there is a 'fast water field' for kayaking whitewater.  Short duration water releases create whitewater obstacles for a challenging paddle. The obstacles (large PVC gates) can be removed or relocated to change the course of the water.  After a short duration release the damn is closed and the water is recirculated (pumped) back into the pond (from the collection pool).  The kayaker can paddle about the collection pool while waiting for the next release.

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