Duck Pond restoration work resumes

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 2:01 a.m.
After taking a break for the holidays, construction has resumed on the Duck Pond restoration on and around Northeast Boulevard. In the past two weeks, the internal parts of the sediment traps were installed at 10th and 8th avenues. Workers are now completing the connections of these traps to the storm sewer system. Once the connections are done, the sediment traps will catch solid waste so it cannot flow into the Duck Pond and Sweetwater Branch.
The dewatering system has been turned on. This system is made of white PVC pipes that can be seen above ground. It is designed to drain water from the deep pond area to make it easier to work there. The excavation of the pond will probably start next week after the water has been removed. These pipes are temporary and will be taken out once the project is completed.
Almost all of the ducks that previously frequented the pond have been removed. Only two or three Muscovy ducks remain and efforts to trap them have been discontinued. No new ducks have arrived.

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