Crews Make Progress on Albemarle Pond

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Things are getting back to normal at Four Season Pond in Albemarle County.

The fences are down and water is rising back to its normal level after crews removed accumulated sediment and debris last month to increase the pond's depth and reduce summer algae blooms.

Some trees and shrubs were planted after the safety fence came down, to make the site more attractive. Minor repairs and more landscaping are expected in the next few weeks.

“Since they've sort of wrapped up the major work here, the county is going to come in and sort of clean up things a bit more. We've obviously got some grass to mow. We've got some grass seed to get down. So we'll have grass where you see dirt now,” said Greg Harper, water resources manager for Albemarle County.

The project will improve the water quality of the pond and help the county meet mandated pollutant discharge reductions to state waters.

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