Visitors have been told to be aware of 10 weeks of disruptions for ‘essential’ works at California Country Park in Finchampstead.

The works will be taking place at the Longmoor Lake dam in order to better control flooding during heavy rainfall.

Visitors will still be able walk in a circular route around the lake, as a floating pontoon path will be provided.

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The dam improvement works are due to begin on Monday, April 19, and are predicted to take 10 weeks to complete.

There will also be footpath improvements to allow easier access to the site of special scientific interest at Longmoor Bog.

The normal footpath around the lake will be reopened once the work is completed, and the floating pontoon path will be removed.

Visitors have been told to be aware that there will be some disruption while work takes place as vehicles and materials are moved through the park to the work area.

Informing the public about the works, Clare Lawrence, assistant director for place services at Wokingham Borough Council, said: "These works are essential to ensure the long-term reliability of the dam at California Country Park.

"It should cause minimal disruption to visitors, who will still be able to walk around the lake easily, but please take care while construction teams are moving through the site with materials and machinery.”

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The council chose to begin the works after the Easter Holidays so families and visitors could enjoy the Easter break at the park without disruption.

It has claimed the works will have no detrimental impact on wildlife in the area, following the project’s approval by Natural England and the Environment Agency.

The dam work will be carried out by Sanctus Limited. The council is also being supported through the project by Jacobs, the borough’s appointed reservoir engineer company.