Commercial Construction & Renovation

MAY-JUN 2017

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166 COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION — MAY : JUNE 2017 FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION • ALL EYES AVAILABLE On the plus side, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout on a monthly basis from November to February. Other species found inhabiting the water include largemouth bass, yellow bass, tilapia, carp, channel catfish and bluegill. Another benefit to the surrounding com- munity is Tempe Beach Park. Originally built in 1931, it was completely renovated in 1999 as part of the construction of Town Lake. The park connects to the five miles of paths for bicycling, jogging or in-line skating that circle Town Lake. When residents see the lake and dam, they see a part of themselves. Everything changed on July 20, 2010. Around 9:45 p.m., one of the aging black rubber bladders on the west end of the man-made Tempe Town Lake gave way to the Valley's summer heat, according to a report by consulting firm SEA Ltd. The dam burst drained an estimated 1 billion gallons from the Salt River reservoir, shocking city officials and residents. When the sun rose the next morning, it cast a gloomy light on the community – a muddy lot that exposed sunken trash and other lost items. There were even fish splashing in the remaining puddles. The good news was that the major in- frastructure failure didn't cause any injuries. Thanks in part to TrueLook cameras facilitating efficient and accurate project tracking, the dam now is the largest hydraulically-operated crest gate dam system in the country.

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