Thus, this management mode and the rehabilitation works done have been favourable to the development of diving ducks that had kept away from the pond since 1994, with among others the presence of the Fuligule nyroca (reproduction success seen for the first time in the Dombes since 1964). It was also decided to follow the evolution of the flora and fauna on its surroundings to complete the validation of the works done.
If the results obtained did initially favour water birds, some negative points have recently emerged directly linked to this management mode that resulted in eutrophisation of the pond, which brings us to reconsider the management mode.
It may be that the dry status of the Boufflers pond in 2013 after 18 years of water presence may not have been sufficient to return to the presence of herbs and helophytes that permit fish and ducks to feed.
Thus, the management plan started in 2012 aims to an emptying for fish harvest only after 5th year (with a subsequent filling with water) without extending the presence of water beyond 10 years.