Peace Pond is not peaceful when it rains

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 03:32 PM.

Hidden Highlands resident Jessica Hamlet says her neighborhood is in serious need of help.

Hamlet is speaking of the damage being done to her property and others in her subdivision every time there are heavy rains.

Hamlet is in the process of building a house on Spotted Dolphin Drive in the subdivision off North Bishop Road , but with last week's heavy rains, she watched thousands of dollars of her fill dirt wash away, as well as wood and building supplies.

This is not the first time this has happened, said Hamlet.

Instead of blaming the weather, though, Hamlet says the problem lies with a pond located nearby not being maintained.

Peace Pond is located on land adjacent to Butler Elementary School and at peak, should overflow naturally into Lake Stallworth , she said.

"Over time, the pine trees, pine straw, and sand that gets into the pond stops it up and it overflows and floods the street and yards," she said.

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