The sediment basin at Golden Pond
The photo above shows the sediment basin with an enormous amount of sand after a storm on Thursday February 1, 2001. The storm deposited sandy material that completely filled the sediment basin.
Five weeks later, on Friday March 9, the area experienced a once-in-a-hundred-years storm that completely flooded the creek, wetlands, and parks. Some local streets were impassable.
The photo above was taken on the following Monday (March 12). It is a pretty picture that belies the strength of the storm a few days earlier.
Here is the sediment basin a little over six years later — in May 2007.
Golden Pond Wetland 1
Water flows from the sediment basin into Wetland 1.
Above: This is a photo of Golden Pond Wetland 1 in October 2000, taken from the Golden Avenue bridge.
Above: This is the same view taken six-and-a-half years later — in April 2007. Notice the change in vegetation.
Above: This undated photo (probably late 1990s) shows the downstream lagoon. We are facing north towards the wooden bridge.
… and here is the same view several years later — on May 4, 2007.