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Until the other day, the upper pond at Lindo Lake Park had been dry since the beginning of last summer. The pond is  full of water once again, thanks to the storm runoff from this past week’s storm.

While the upper lake was empty due to drought conditions, San Diego’s Park & Recreation Department took advantage of the dried-up lake and removed cattail plants from both sides of the upper pond. The California Conservation Corps did all the work of cutting and removing the invasive plants.

Thursday morning, December 13, the upper pond began to fill as the heavy rains poured down in the East County. By Friday evening the pond was almost back to normal.

Another storm is expected to come through next week and with a little luck the lake will fill up to capacity. The lower pond never dried. Water was pumped in by two wells that are located next to the park.

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