Mirror Pond lowering begins

Lowering of the Mirror Pond in Bend started this morning but the level may not be kept down as long as originally planned, because of the moderating weather.

It was originally planned to keep the Mirror Pond drained until the first of next week, to permit cold weather to kill aquatic weeds.

But regardless of the weather, the plan to construct a boat ramp on the Drake Park side a short distance below the Tumalo Avenue Bridge will continue as planned, City Manager Hal Puddy said.

The ramp will be for emergency us, to launch boats that might be needed in rescue work.

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