Besides being pretty of course, what’s the practical purpose of the pond (and the small concrete building and “high voltage” fenced in area) bordered by Stonegate Drive, Lake Washington Boulevard and the Clarksburg Branch Trail?
I think this is what’s called a detention pond, a small area that gathers waste irrigation water and rainfall. Instead of all this water going directly back to the river or the deep water channel, water can slowly infiltrate downward and possibly recharge the ground water supply. I suspect the high voltage signs and concrete building refer to pumps which force the water outward when the pond level gets too high. I think these detention ponds are now commonly required of developers.
Thank you, Thomas! I figured it was something like that. Now when I have visitors from out of town and I’m showing them around my lovely neighborhood, and they ask about the pond, I will have an answer. Thanks again!
I always see people fishing these two ponds. Anyone have any idea what they are fishing for? It’s near my house and I’ve always thought about walking over and throwing my line in but I don’t know what’s in there.
We used to live behind these ponds. When they were drained and graded there were hundreds of shad in them. My understanding is that they ARE linked to the deep water channel directly and serve as an outlet to the channel when rain fall is too high. I could be wrong, but that is what the construction guys told me. I have caught bass, catfish, shad and bluegill out of these ponds over the years.They have been stocked at least one year I know of for sure. I always catch and release. No way I would eat what’s in there.