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Groveport Pond Depleting After Bike Path Project

GROVEPORT (Chelsea Spears) -- A pond in Groveport is drying up after Metro Parks improved a bike path at Blacklick Woods according to one resident.
 
Engineers filled in a nearby breech in November that Metro Parks officials said was critical to the health of Blacklick Creek. Since the completion of the project, the water has been gradually depleting said Groveport resident Susan Wagner. 
 
"I had never seen land below this edge of grass," Wagner said.
 
Wagner worries that the decrease in water will eventually result in a loss of wildlife.
 
Larry Peck of Metro Parks said the retention pond was not a natural waterway and had artificially high water levels. He sympathizes with the residents but says there is not much they can do.
 
"We've said we'd work with them on it," Peck said. "We're not going to pay for it. And by we, I mean the taxpayers of Franklin County are not going to pay for it."
 
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