After two days of pumping, the lake was empty at the end of the workday yesterday. Then the storms swept through, so they're pumping this morning. Again. But today it's workers picking up trash wading around in the half-empty lake, instead of zoo workers and volunteers catching fish. As one of those former volunteers, I was happy to be standing clean and dry on the sidewalk watching the work for a change.
The shallow end of the lake, the one that usually backs up with leaf debris, is dry, so a crew of workers is shovelling out muck. The lake should be much, much nicer when they're done.