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Blanchard Mill Pond Unexpectedly Drains Over Weekend

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Photo courtesy of Priscilla White Photo courtesy of Priscilla White

People are seeing a shocking change of scenery at a mill pond in Isabella County.

The Blanchard Mill Pond is basically empty after draining over the weekend.

The Department of Environmental Quality is on the scene Tuesday.

 They say heavy rain over the weekend likely caused the pond to overflow, and it drained as the water broke through old boards that used to contain the pond.

 There are no flooding concerns at this time.

 You'll hear from the DEQ and from residents nearby on the sudden drain, tonight on 9&10 News at 6:00.