Voters in Fort Dodge approved plans Tuesday for a new aquatic center. Unofficial returns show the vote was 61% in favor to 38% against. The bond needed at least 60% to pass.

The center is to be built on the northeast side of Fort Dodge at a total cost around 8.95-million dollars. The city will borrow the funds for the project. The center will feature an eight-lane lap pool with diving well and slides, a shallow pool for young children filled with water toys and a bucket that pours water on bathers, a splashdown pool with three large slides plus a channel called the Lazy River.

The center will open in late 2010 and replaces the Expo Pool of Fort Dodge.