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SPECIAL COVERAGE: Living With Wildfires: San Diego Firestorm 10 Years Later

Cost To Repair Lily Pond Nearly Twice What Expected

— It will cost almost twice as much as estimated to fix the damaged lily pond in Balboa Park.

A news release issued today from Mayor Jerry Sanders’ office puts the cost at $19,000. Earlier estimates had pegged the damage at $10,000.

The lily pond was damaged during a water gun fight that got out of control about a week ago. A drainage pipe was broken and landscaping was trampled. No fish or turtles were killed.

The news release said $13,000 in donations have been raised through the Friends of Balboa Park organization. The non-profit said it’s confident it will be able to raise the rest.

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