Pond at Liberty Park drained for necessary repairs
SALT LAKE CITY — The pond at Liberty Park has been drained to perform repairs at the pond, according to Luke Allen of the Salt Lake City Public Lands Department.
He says staff members will be repairing the gate to the pond that regulates water levels. In order to complete the repairs, the pond had to be drained.
Allen says the pond is mostly drained. However, there is a small flow going into the pond.
Additionally, Allen says the draining of the pond began on Nov. 1. And it took two to three weeks to drain, and it is expected to take the same amount of time to refill.
Repairs to the pond are expected to be completed by the end of December.
Before starting the project, Allen says his department consulted with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to ensure that no wildlife would be impacted. He says the birds that are at the pond are wild and will find another water resource.
Additionally, the only fish in the Liberty Park Pond, according to Allen, are invasive carp. He says those are fish they don’t really want in the pond anyways.
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