Newhall Park Ponds Get Healthy Dose of Water After Recent Storm

February 10, 2014 10:41 am · 9 comments


This is nice to see, isn’t it?

Thanks to Max Castro for this picture. Max says “Newhall Park, the ponds are full of rain water. The overspill is in full service thanks to the nice rain.”

Thanks again, Max!

Schmee February 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Nice to see unless your trying to walk across that.

ConcordMike February 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Can one still walk around the park?

123 February 10, 2014 at 12:48 PM

You can still walk around in park just be careful crossing the pond spillways as they will be wet and slippery just as in picture.

Beacon February 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM

The pond needed to be flushed.

anon February 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM

It’s too bad all that overflow water is just going out to the delta.

Antler February 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Thanks for the nice picture, Max! I have never hiked in Newhall Park, so please would you explain where the spillway water goes after it leaves the ponds?

Me February 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM

I was there that day as well. The delta and its wild life need the water just as much as everyone else so its not “too bad”, its a good thing. But in a sense its too bad it’ll lead to the ocean and not stick around in the delta longer.

You could literally smell the dirty water being flushed through the spill ways. And yes you can easily walk around the park despite these two crossings. Or just use rain boots if you really want to cross there.

Silva February 10, 2014 at 5:20 PM

It totally needed to be flushed. It seems like little more than a cesspool anymore. I feel sorry for the wildlife that rely on Turtle Creek these days. I haven’t seen a turtle there for several years. They used to be all over the place.

Concord February 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I don’t understand why more isn’t being done by the State to save water too. All you hear about is how there is too much water when we have too much rain and they never save any of it or build any more water sheds, what’s up with that when we have one year with no water and now it is a serious drought. I’m so sick of all this crap. One minute we have enough, one minute we don’t. If we don’t have enough water in Contra Costa County, then QUIT BUILDING HOUSES!

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