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Old 07-21-2010, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Tempe
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Default Bye Bye Tempe Town Lake

Lol one of the rubberized sections exploded gotta love it

Tempe Town Lake dam bursts

video
Tempe Town Lake is Draining (http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/local/tempe/tempe-town-lake-is-draining-7-20-2010 - broken link)
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Tempe town river now
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Tempe's been ruined ever since Town Lake. Right after the lake was when Mill Ave. turned into a chain restaurant, family friendly shopping mall with no soul. I drove by at Priest and the 202 last night, the river was full bank to bank. I couldn't help but cheer out the window.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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The folly of city government. According to the older article, Bridgestone is footing the bill for replacement this time, but in 5 years, they will take their rubber dam down and Tempe gets to foot the bill for the replacement - estimated cost of $20 million dollars...

That's a very expensive pond.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:31 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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The transformation of downtown Tempe started YEARS before the lake. I've lived there almost 40 years, with a two year gap, so I've watched it for a long time. The lake, like it or not (and I have mixed feelings about it) is not to blame for the steady encroachment of chain stores and restaurants.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Tempe
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Looks like it is now a puddle of rotten stench. Hope they fix it soon and get it back.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Good riddance. A waste of precious water resources. Let it dry up and be done with it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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Tempe has bladders in reserve but they never installed them.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Looks like it is now a puddle of rotten stench. Hope they fix it soon and get it back.
It's gonna stink to high heaven as all that organic matter rots in the sun. Monsoon should provide enough moisture to keep the decay going. Pools will breed mosquitos and flies will be everywhere.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Tempe
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Tempe has bladders in reserve but they never installed them.
Right but it got delayed due to all the rain this winter, and water release from the dams up stream. Work was scheduled to start next spring. I guess they will get an early start to that.
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