More on the Overton Park Detention Basin 

Kayaker Martha Kelly often paddles in the river and the harbor downtown.

"The storm drains downtown empty straight into the harbor," she says. "Trash, oil slicks, and lawn chemicals get picked up and it ends up being a foamy, oily, nasty smelling mess down in the harbor every time there's a hard rain." So when she considers the possibility of a storm-water retention basin in the middle of Overton Park, she thinks it will be a health hazard for a number of reasons ...

More at Mary Cashiola's In the Bluff.

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