The pond at Frazier Mountain Park being dredged on Wednesday, Nov. 9. [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 8:45 a.m.)–The pond at Frazier Mountain Park was dredged yesterday by Kern County Parks Department with help from local contractor Ground Breakers.
According to Area Park Supervisor Chad Cornelson, the county has been trying to get the project underway for a number of years and has finally gotten started.
"Ground Breakers stepped in to help by donating some time" so the $4,600 budget could be stretched to get the job done, Cornelson told The Mountain Enterprise on Wednesday at the park.
The water level in the pond has been temporarily lowered by siphoning water over the eastern bank, allowing heavy equipment into the pond to clear out excess mud and vegetation.
"This is primarily for better access by fire helicopters," Cornelson said. "It will create a larger capacity in the pond for fighting fires."
This is part of the November 04, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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