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Old Posted Jan 18, 2015, 6:15 PM
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Exclamation Long Pond Weir Project

Public Information Session - Long Pond Weir Project
Start Date:
Wed, 2015/01/21 - 7:00pm

The City of St. John’s is proposing to construct a concrete flood control weir structure at the outlet of Long Pond. The project was a recommendation that came out of the Rennies River Catchment Stormwater Management Plan. A public information session is planned to give residents additional information of the Long Pond Weir Project.

Information concerning the Rennies River Catchment Stormwater Management Plan and associated Long Pond Weir Project may be viewed at the Department of Planning, Development and Engineering, third floor, St. John’s City Hall.

The Public Information Session will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at the Foran-Greene Room, 4th Floor, St. John’s City Hall.
The weir is one of the more benign proposals in the Rennies River Catchment Stormwater Management Plan, but some staff at MUN are worried it will raise the water table beneath campus and increase flooding in basements and the MUNnels. The Quidi Vidi/Rennie's River Development Foundation is also displeased. Homes on Pringle Place are currently most at risk of flooding, and could eventually be protected by a flood wall along Rennie's River Trail, but the plan also includes boneheaded proposals to dyke the river elsewhere. MUN's Engineering 8713 class is currently working on alternate proposals to retrofit parts of the watershed to reduce runoff using low-impact development techniques.
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