Tempe Town Lake Condos Lose Their Waterfront View – Temporarily

Tempe Town Lake Inflatable Dam Bursts

At 9:45 pm on  Tuesday,  July 20th, one section of the inflatable dam at Tempe Town Lake burst releasing 750 million gallons into the Salt River.  Since it occured at night nobody was on the lake and one visitor at the west end of the lake was able to capture the release on video.   The day after the failure, the Town of Tempe and Bridgestone, the manufacturer of the inflatable bladders, squared off and each offered explanations of why the other party was at fault.  Obviously, something went wrong somewhere because according to the Town of Tempe  website, “The bladders have special ozone and ultraviolet ray protection from the southwestern climate and have been tested extensively for durability.” Bridgestone contends improper maintenance since  the bladders need to be kept moist and cool through the use of a sprinkler system that was not being used at the time of the failure, while the Town of Tempe Mayor counters that the poor design of the dam made it difficult to use the sprinklers effectively.

Tempe Town Lake Condos

Tempe Town lakefront condo developments will need to wait until the first part of November 2010 to see their waterfront views completely restored. This will impact such developments as Bridgeview, Edgewater on the south shore, and Northshore on the opposite side.The city would like to have the lake filled as not to interupt the annual Ironman Arizona Triathalon that takes place every November.   The water to fill the lake originally was purchased from the Central Arizona Project.  The lake capacity is approximately 1 billion gallons.

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Available Tempe Town Lake Condos for Sale

$765,000 :: 120 E RIO SALADO Parkway #602, Tempe AZ, 85281

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,495 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,307 sq ft
Added: 07/10/19, Last Updated: 09/18/19
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5950376
Community: EDGEWATER
Tract: EDGEWATER
Status: Active


URBAN WATERFRONT LIVING IN TEMPE! Exclusive 2BD/2BA FULLY-FURNISHED Edgewater Hayden Ferry condo w/scenic views showcasing Tempe Town Lake & Mill Ave Bridge. This location delivers! Walk to Sun Devil Stadium, Light Rail, Tempe Beach Park, Mill Ave shops, restaurants & nightlife! Outdoor recreation offers miles of multi-use paths for running/biking, lake rowing & hiking! This modern condo features a kitchen w/granite counter tops, SS appliances & pantry. Mstr bedroom w/access to a private balcony. En suite mstr bath has walk-in closet, soaking tub & shower. Split bdrm has separate full bath. May have up to 2 household pets. Amenities include gated undergrnd prking, pool/spa, outdoor kitchen, recreation area, meeting rm, concierge & more! Welcome to resort-style living in the heart of Tempe!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$324,900 :: 120 E RIO SALADO Parkway #306, Tempe AZ, 85281

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1 bed, 1.5 baths
Home size: 1,166 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,307 sq ft
Added: 01/01/19, Last Updated: 02/22/19
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5861712
Community: Edgewater at Hayden Ferry
Tract: Edgewater at Hayden Ferry
The price of this listing was last increased on 2/22/2019 by 3%
Status: Active


Stunning condo located on Tempe Town Lake, walk to all the action on Mill Street, views of the Buttes, Mountains, Mill Ave Bridge and Tempe Town Lake. Enormous kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Spacious open floor-plan with large master bedroom, walk in closets with built-ins and large master bathroom with double sinks, separate soaking tub and shower. Large 100+ Sqft balcony offers views of town lake and Tempe Buttes, Camelback & Squaw Peak. Location is key as this is close to Spring Training Games, Theaters, Tempe Beach Park, Mill Ave, Tempe Arts Center, Shopping, Festivals, Hiking and ASU

Listed with RE/MAX Fine Properties


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


3 Replies to “Tempe Town Lake Condos Lose Their Waterfront View – Temporarily”

  1. Wow I live right by this. Its a shame this happened. I hope to see some water in that lake again real soon. I never understood an inflatable damn…

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