Thursday, August 6, 2015

Well I Love That Dirty Water

Umass Campus Center Pond this morning

Students returning to our beloved UMass campus over the next few weeks will find a (hopefully) cleaner Campus Center Pond, as contractors are now performing "hydro-raking" at the behest of the Physical Plant as part of their pond maintenance program.

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Although, safe to say, the Campus Center Pond will never rival Puffer's Pond as a swimming hole.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

They really ought to drain it, remove the mud & organics from the bottom, and then put rocks along the edge to prevent erosion into it. That probably would violate some regulation or another so it won't happen.

In an earlier era, it would have been used for skating in the winter -- you'd have seen UM out there at night in January, flooding it to put a nice surface on the ice (and shoveling it off) but not now...

Anonymous said...

I saw those the other day and it actually looked like a ton of fun. They should hold races/slalom course with those things...

Anonymous said...

The UMass pond is a great asset for the campus landscape and is very important for stormwater. Nice to see them taking care of it!

Anonymous said...

It was a mud hole in 70's and 80's what took so long?

Jeremie Meyer said...

There use to be an island. What happened to it?

Jeremie Meyer said...

Where did the island go?