Thursday, June 8, 2023

Flower Mound park ponds’ restoration nearly complete

Photo courtesy of the town of Flower Mound

The town of Flower Mound’s project to restore three park ponds is nearly complete, according to the town.

The ponds at Cortadera, Wilkerson and Rheudasil parks were drained and the fish relocated late last summer for the major improvement project, which aims to remove odor and restore aquatic health to the three ponds.

The work is almost done, the town announced on social media Wednesday, and staff is just waiting on “Mother Nature to finish the job.”

Pond dredging has been completed at Cortadera and Wilkerson parks. The fountain/aeration has been installed at Cortadera, and it is set to be done at Wilkerson late this month.

In addition to dredging, Rheudasil Pond needed bank stabilization in order to keep the shoreline from eroding outward into the park, the town Facebook post said. Crews installed slope revetment material and sod around the entire pond, along with a retaining wall at the north end of the pond where the bank was the steepest. This will also increase accessibility for residents to reach the shores of the pond for fishing or other activities.

Thanks to some wet weather in the fall, the smaller ponds at Cortadera and Wilkerson have already refilled, the Facebook post said. Town staff is hopeful that Rheudasil’s pond will naturally refill during the usually rainy spring season. Afterward, it will be restocked with fish.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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