By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | May 24, 2021
A broken pipe caused Washago Pond in Willow Metropark to drain last week.
The pond drained into the Huron River, according to a Metropark spokesperson.
“I can confirm that a pipe beneath the water that is part of the control structure at Washago Pond developed a leak and drained the pond. The water drained through the Regan Drain to the Huron River. The structure is considered a low hazard dam due to the fact any failure would not have an impact on people or other properties,” said Danielle Mauter, chief of marketing and communications for Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
Mauter said park staff are evaluating the situation and will provide updates on the pond as they are available.
The pond is a popular location for park visitors. The location offers boat rentals and areas where visitors can fish.