Stansbury Lake Update:
UPDATE on the lake (April 23, 2013): Report back from USU laboratories, I wil post it on the SPSA website - it shows no apparent issues with the lake water, with this information I am going to initiate an experimental treatment with pro-biotics to aid in the consumption of excessive fish by-product and algae. This will be a light application to test effectivness on smell and algae, I will update ya'll on the results in a week or three as feed back comes in.. also.. Looking for fishing results from all residents, I've seen some catches, but I am interested in species, size, and apparent health.. please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.. thank you all for your assistance../scott
UPDATE on fish die-off: Received the written follow up to water testing done on the 11th, the issues of high ammonia were the only findings, those in areas where the ice cap was still in place, or just melting. The inlet tested (39 Lakeview) was normal on all levels.
“The high ammonia concentration detected is detrimental to the species of fish in the lake; In addition a slightly elevated pH above the optimal level enhances the toxicity of the ammonia that is present. The high ammonia concentration may be due to an over-population of fish in the lake and by waste products from the birds (e.g. geese, ducks) that frequent the lake. In addition, feed that is administered to these birds (if not consumed) may add to the ammonia concentration in the lake. The long period of ice on the lake this winter added to the toxicity of the ammonia which adversely affected the fish gills and their ability to uptake oxygen in the water.”
A recommendation of administering probiotics to battle the algae (clarify the water) and help prevent winter fish kills in the future are being taken seriously, but as of this writing we need to take a look at remaining fish populations and continue with the catch & release policy. A number of bass have been caught adjacent to the clubhouse and hopefully with the reduced food competition the spring spawn will go far to returning the population of game fish to a normal level quickly, I will continue to update the community as possible, please share this information with residents which may not be tracking this issue on Facebook and invite them to attend the meetings or check the SPSA website for minutes of meetings – with this official information in hand I will try and get flyers out to the lakefront residents as well.
Thank you again to all of the residents, scouts, and park employees who have worked so diligently to get the dead fish out of the lake and into the landfill – it is gratifying to see everyone pull together and these efforts will quicken the return of OUR lake to its enjoyable level!..../Scott Totman. Click here for the Lake Water Results.
Stansbury Park Cemetery Update:
Pre-sale rates will start January 1st, 2013 and go through Memorial Day. Rates are regularly $400/plot for residents. During this pre-sale deal you can purchase them for $350/plot pre-sale. $300/plot if purchase 4 or more.
You may contact Glen Oscarson with the Service Agency with any questions. 435-882-6188.