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DENVER -- Homeowners in one neighborhood breathed a sigh of relief late Wednesday afternoon after city leaders chose a location other than where their houses are located for Denver's newest flood mitigation plan.

Instead, a huge pond will be built in the historic City Park Golf Course.

City planners were also looking at the Cole neighborhood as a possible location for the detention pond.

The city said it needs to build the pond and a one-mile long canal to handle stormwater drainage. It will be partly paid for by increasing water fees.

There are groups opposed to the plan that question its effectiveness and they said they're ready to fight it.

The city plans to start working on design right away. It will require reconfiguration of the golf course so that it will still be usable when conditions are dry.

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