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North Dam Park may go brown


A common sprinkler on a brown spot sprays what may be some of the last water the grass at North Dam Park will get this year after the park's irrigation pump broke last week. - Jacob Wagner photo

If you notice the grass turning to brown at North Dam Park, blame a faulty pump.

The Bureau of Reclamation installed a submerged pump in Banks Lake several years ago just over North Dam, which abuts the park.

That pump quit working last week, Wade Taylor told the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District Monday night.

His Taylor Enterprises has been watering and mowing the lawn at the park this year, but on Thursday no water flowed to the sprinklers.

Taylor reported to district commissioners that USBR workers had pulled the pump for repairs on Monday.

The problem may be compounded by the fas...

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