Warm weather helps maintenance work at Washington Lake get done quickly

The Fresno BeeApril 9, 2014 

A goose walks along the edge of a lake in Roeding Park on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Fresno.


Maintenance on Washington Lake, drained last month for routine cleaning, is speeding up due to high temperatures, said Tony Hernandez, who oversees the planned maintenance and custodial work for the city's parks.

Warmer days are helping to quickly dry mud on the lake bottom, which is useful for workers installing new water pumps.

While draining the lake, workers found about a dozen turtles and a few fish and frogs. The creatures were moved to Woodward Park, Hernandez said.

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