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Daniel Gonzalez
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Username: Aimndan

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 10:06 pm:   

In regards to the two lakes at Dominion at Panther Creek (on Eldorado). We have two lakes in this subdivision that are next to each other. One lake (with the fountain) seems just fine, however, the other lake loses water at a very rapid pace. The loss is too quick to be evaporation, the water seems to be absorbed through the ground. The fact that it is right next to a playground presents a safety hazard to kids or especially toddlers who are still unstable on their feet. It's a safety hazard because the lack of water in the lake reveals a steep incline that can cause a toddler to lose his/her balance and fall into the lake. Because the water level is so low, if you are at ground level at the playground or several yards away you would not even know that a kid is down in the lake. Can you please help with this situation. The HOA is aware that a problem exists but states it's too expensive to fix. It takes heavy rain for a couple of weeks to temporarily help the problem but the water loss is much too rapid.
Can someone please tell me when plans for this subdivion were approved, if it called for a steady flow of water from one lake to another.
Also can code enforcement do anything for what was once a rock waterfall from one lake to another, now literally a pile of rubble.
Thank yoy for your time.

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 450
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 07:56 am:   

Engineering has reviewed the plans for that neighborhood to determine if the ponds are functioning as intended. The water levels observed generally match the elevations shown on the plans. The second lake appears to be functioning as designed, with different water levels between the two according to the plans. Accordingly, the ponds cannot be filled in, as they provide stormwater detention to limit the increased runoff due to development of the area.

One possible solution regarding children near the pond would be to install a fence, but since it is on HOA property, that would have to be initiated by the HOA. The maintenance of the ponds, as well as the other recreational amenitites, is a responsibility of the HOA.

If you have further questons, please contact me directly by phone of email.

Elizabeth Metting, P.E.
Assistant Director of Engineering Services/City Engineer
972-292-5430 direct

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