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Disgusting Peavine Mountain Pond to Get Cleaned Up Saturday


Kiowa Pond cars and debris. Photo: ThisisReno.com.

Volunteers from Washoe County Sheriff’s Office HASTY Team are going to clean up Kiowa pond Saturday.

About a half dozen abandoned vehicles are in the pond, which is at the base of Peavine Mountain. Drought conditions have revealed significant amounts of debris, including at least six vehicles, that have been dumped in the pond.

“The vehicles have been a longstanding hazard and concern for people who recreate in the area,” said WCSO’s Bob Harmon. “This year’s low water levels, and the need for HASTY team volunteers to conduct this type of specialty training, present a unique opportunity to finally have them removed.”

The Sheriff’s Office is working with the U.S. Forest Service, City Auto Towing and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to do the clean up.

“Divers outfitted in full containment suits will enter the water to help attach chains and other equipment necessary to drag the vehicles from the pond,” Harmon said. “It is not known how long the vehicles have been in the water, but it is possible that some have been there for over a decade.”

Bob Conrad
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Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.