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McEuen Swale Problem Under Review

Here's an updated photo of the swampy area at the southwest corner of McEuen Park, taken by city spokesman Keith Erickson this afternoon.

The swale area that remains to be hydroseeded unexpectedly started to fill with water earlier this year. What happened was the water recycling system (the 60,000 gallon holding tank below the Harbor House used to irrigate the park) was overflowing into the swale area. Basically, there is a lake pump that would turn on in the morning to fill the tank, then the splash pad would kick on and water from that would also go to the tank. The tank overloaded, resulting in water flowing into the swale area. Those pumps are being adjusted to alleviate the problem. Additionally, we are working to improve soil permeability. We hope to have the situation resolved soon/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today.


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