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Rains Delay Efforts to Repair Failed Pond Drain in Pella

Posted: Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 6:21 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Eric Gotschall

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Heavy rains over three days this past week have likely further delayed repairs to a flood release pipe on a pond on the southwest side of Pella. The damage occurred on June 12th, when rains – coupled with a failed drainage pipe – caused a large sinkhole to form on the east side of a small pond near the Gene Van Wyk Soccer Complex. Pella Public Works Director Denny Buyert says a replacement pipe has been received, but it will likely take two weeks of dry weather before his department can make the necessary repairs. A temporary drainage ditch is currently releasing excess water from the pond.