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Water sits again in Trexler Park pond, for now

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A breach in the dam at the Trexler Park pond in Allentown has been patched but some adjustments may still be necessary.

It's been a little more than a week since the water level at the pond dropped drastically leaving just a muddy mess.

"From the distance the water started to look weird. Almost like there was a ton of moss or something in it. You couldn't really tell what was going on until you got closer," said park visitor David Henry.

On Wednesday water began flowing back into the pond from nearby Cedar Creek after engineering crews repaired the dam.

"I'm super glad that the dam is fixed now." It's definitely a family favorite," said exerciser Meghan Bossard.

However, it may be just on a temporary basis as engineering crews will need to study the pond with water sitting in it again.

The findings of their study will determine what happens next, if anything.

"The Parks Department will be researching a more permanent fix for this problem with the dam," said Scott Burnet who works with the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society and is familiar with the status of the pond.

Burnet said it's important to keep a close eye on the pond and its replenishing process.

"There are huge repercussions for what happens here. These Mallard ducks and their ducklings won't have a place to nest if the lake is left to go to a mud flat," added a concerned Burnet.


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