- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) - State officials say they plan to drain two ponds in northern Pennsylvania after determining the dams at both ponds are too weak.

WNEP-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1GGUnd3 ) state inspections found the dams at both White Oak and Miller ponds in Wayne County are a potential hazard if flooding caused them to fail.

The Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Boat commission made the decision to drain the ponds because there’s no money to replace or repair the weak dams.

Residents are voicing concerns regarding the depreciation of their homes’ property values as a result.

Officials aren’t sure how much water will be left behind once the state-owned ponds are emptied.

Fish and Boat’s Rick Levis says a fish salvage will take place to move aquatic life to other waters.

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Information from: WNEP-TV, https://www.wnep.com

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