By BECKY KISER
With light rain still falling at mid-day in Hays, water levels are being monitored in the pond located north of 27th Street and adjacent to Cottonwood Lane, commonly called “Van Doren Pond.”
“It seems to be doing okay for now, as long as the rain stays steady like it has been,” said Nick Willis, Hays Assistant Director of Utilities. He had just finished walking the along the detention pond on the south end, next to 27th Street, about 2:30 p.m.
“It’s pretty full, but it hasn’t topped the overflow structure,” he said.
Willis and other city workers are paying close attention to the situation, but he said he won’t necessarily have to be on site all night:
Rainfall since midnight as measured at 4 p.m. at the Eagle Media Center, 2300 Hall, is 2.76 inches.