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

$920,000 :: 120 E RIO SALADO Parkway #102, Tempe AZ, 85281

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2 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,829 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,743 sq ft
Added: 11/21/22, Last Updated: 11/21/22
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6491830
Community: EDGEWATER AT HAYDEN FERRY LAKESIDE CONDO
Tract: EDGEWATER AT HAYDEN FERRY LAKESIDE CONDO
Status: Active


Stunning views await you from this one-of-a-kind 1st floor lakefront home. Enjoy floor to ceiling expansive views of Tempe Town Lake, Papago Park, Camelback, Mill Avenue Bridge- WOW! One must see it to believe it! Home is beautifully equipped with SS appliances inc: refrigerator, gas cooktop, washer & dryer. Modern accent lighting & auto shades appoint this larger well designed home. Huge Master Bedroom with En-suite bath. (2 parking spaces + storage unit included.) Boasting a giant 1,107 sf terrace with immediate access to the lake and amenities, the outdoor space provides stunning 'front row' views of the annual Tempe events such as the Tempe 4th of July & New Years Eve Fireworks. All year long owner enjoys lounging & watching the sailboats skim across the lake, walking Mill avenue,

Listed with Urban Realty & Development, LLC


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


$1,500,000 :: 120 E RIO SALADO Parkway #703, Tempe AZ, 85281

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,257 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,178 sq ft
Added: 11/17/22, Last Updated: 11/17/22
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6490262
Community: EDGEWATER HAYDEN FERRY LAKESIDE CONDO AMD
Tract: EDGEWATER HAYDEN FERRY LAKESIDE CONDO AMD
Status: Active


Gorgeous Penthouse-quality luxury Tempe waterfront (very rare)3 bedroom, 2.5 bath luxury condo. This one is fully furnished as seen and loaded w/upgrades & has 2 private patios. Gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, upgraded cabinets, granite countertops, travertine flooring...gas fireplace...STUNNING 180 degree views of Phoenix and Camelback Mountain! Be part of the Tempe Town Lake LIFESTYLE..walking distance to shopping, entertainment, ASU, Sun Devil Stadium...hiking and running path, boat rentals and live concerts by the lake! Amenities include: private fitness, conf. room, heated pool/spa, social lounge, 24 hour concierge and secured parking. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Walk to ASU, restaurants and bars--all the nightlife on Mill Avenue!

Listed with RAN Realty & Property Management


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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