The ponds are designed for homeowner recreation and enjoyment as well as providing the basis for our geothermal system.
Are there fish in the ponds?
We have stocked each of the ponds with a different variety of fish to provide world class recreational fishing for The Bridges homeowners as well as to keep the ponds healthy and vibrant. The fish include bass, bluegills, wipers, sunfish, perch, catfish and trout.
Can I have a boat for use in the ponds?
Yes that is the current plan, any non-motorized crafts will be allowed on the ponds subject to any homeowner’s association rules or guidelines that are elected or agreed upon. Crafts such as row boats, canoes and paddle boats are acceptable.
Can you swim in the ponds?
With the geothermal equipment located in the ponds, they are not really designed for more than wading in the shallow areas.
Can the ponds be accessed by the general public?
No. Use and access to ponds are homeowners and guests only. Any guest must be accompanied by the homeowner at all times.
How are the ponds fed and kept full?
The Bridges development was specifically designed and engineered to capture all the rainwater runoff from the property. There are several large irrigation farm wells that have been in operation on the property for many years that we used to fill the ponds and will be used to support the pond levels in low water times.
Are there any reasons to be concerned with water issues because of the ponds?
No. Current building codes and standards protect against any flooding or water related issues. All homes will qualify for LMO (lowest measurable opening) certification. There are no existing flood plain issues and flood insurance will not be required.