Jul 4, 2012 / 1:33 pm
It's no place for a picnic, at least not right now, it's too waterlogged and soggy.
Polson Park is experiencing minor flooding, thanks to rising creek levels and the break down of old pipes.
A crew from Greater Vernon Services is working to combat the cause and dry out the field next to the water park.
“There’s a pipe that’s super old, probably early 1900s that used to serve the old ranch here . . .,said GVS worker, Aaron Cyr.
“And what’s happening is the creek level is so high it’s force-feeding underneath our turf here and it’s flooding out Polson.”
Cyr said the current condition of the park is probably as bad as it will get.
“It’s been standing here for a good two to three weeks as stagnant water. We’re trying our best to get it out of here as fast as we can.”
Crews are working to locate the entry point where the water from the creek is flowing into the old pipes so they can seal it up, preventing the water leaching out further along the system.
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