The Berryville Town Council has a big challenge just ahead that may have caught most of the lawmakers off-guard. What to name the new aquatic recreational facility that appeared over the weekend at the corner of West Main Street and Jackson Drive?
By design, a large lake has formed in the storm water management area next to the new Clarke County High School. The drainage area not only slows run-off ultimately destined for the Shenandoah River and Chesapeake Bay, but also provides some lucky residents of Battlefield Estates with waterfront property (at least for as long as the rainy weather persists.)
According to lakeside resident Maura Rhodes “Today our lake attracted a pair of swans and a trio of paddlers.”
Pictured are Bradley Brathwaite, Jake Rhodes and Brian Rhodes.
School board officials have said that once drainage connections are completed the pond will drain faster in the future. Until then, boaters are requested to observe a “No Wake” zone near Main Street to prevent spray from obstructing the view of drivers.