Broken pipe causes Washago Pond in Willow Metropark to drain

Washago Pond, seen here dry of most of its water, was inadvertently drained recently when a pipe broke. The pond is located inside Willow Metropark in New Boston and is a popular location for visitors. Staff are currently evaluating the situation.
(Photos courtesy of Jack Nellie)

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.


2 thoughts on “Broken pipe causes Washago Pond in Willow Metropark to drain

    1. Scott Bolthouse Post author

      At this point there have been no updates on whether or not the pond will be fixed. If I hear otherwise I’ll update my readers.

      Reply

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