Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach protects homes by collecting rain runoff

Raider, a golden labrador trained to flush out birds, came to Polliwog Park on Thursday to run in the dog park, but decided to swim in the pond, instead. Photo by Kevin Cody

Polliwog Park did what it is designed to do during Thursday’s heavy rain, by collecting rain runoff, and providing food and a resting place for local and migratory water birds. And providing a place for residents to celebrate nature’s gifts over the holiday season.

The pond functions as a retention basin. Water is stored in the basin to protect the storm water system from being overwhelmed, and flooding streets, according to the City of Manhattan Beach website. ER

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