Imagine a better utah lake

We’re taking on the biggest water restoration project in Utah’s history to correct 150 years of degradation of Utah Lake—making it a clean, healthy body of water once again. Our long-term, sustainable solutions will also increase water storage capacity, mitigate drought effects, and restore habitats for native plants and animals.

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Imagine a better utah lake

We’re taking on the biggest water restoration project in Utah’s history to correct 150 years of degradation of Utah Lake—making it a clean, healthy body of water once again. Our long-term, sustainable solutions will also increase water storage capacity, mitigate drought effects, and restore habitats for native plants and animals.

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Imagine Utah Lake cleaner, healthier, and full of life

Imagine visiting public islands with sandy beaches where your family can enjoy swimming, picnics, and exploring.

Imagine native wildlife thriving in their natural habitat.

Imagine beautiful, ecologically-friendly island communities with lakefront living, recreation, and entertainment.

Together, this is the Utah Lake we can make a reality.

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Imagine Utah Lake cleaner, healthier, and full of life

Imagine visiting public islands with sandy beaches where your family can enjoy swimming, picnics, and exploring.

Imagine native wildlife thriving in their natural habitat.

Imagine beautiful, ecologically-friendly island communities with lakefront living, recreation, and entertainment.

Together, this is the Utah Lake we can make a reality.

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HOW WE PLAN TO DO IT

The restoration design is led by an expert team of scientists, engineers, and researchers with decades of experience restoring impaired waterways.

1

RESEARCH & PERMIT

Continuous in-depth studies, science-based planning and design, rigorous regulatory and collaborative reviews.

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2

DEEPEN LAKEBED

Remove contaminated lakebed material, improve water clarity and quality, and create conditions for further ecosystem restoration.

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3

CREATE ISLANDS

Maintain water levels, reduce wave forces, reduce lake evaporation, add 190 miles of new shoreline, and improve safety for lake recreation.

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4

RESTORE ECOSYSTEM

Restore native ecosystem powerhouses like aquatic vegetation and mollusks (clams, snails, etc.) to promote water quality.

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5

ENHANCE COMMUNITY

Use islands to improve and increase habitat, increase access for recreation, and provide sustainable living to pay for restoration costs.

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MAP OF PROPOSED ISLANDS

The remaining area of the lake will still be large enough to fit the surface areas of Jordanelle, Deer Creek, Strawberry, Pineview, Yuba, and more – Combined!

1

RESEARCH & PERMIT

Continuous in-depth studies, science-based planning and design, rigorous regulatory and collaborative reviews.

LEARN MORE

2

DEEPEN LAKEBED

Remove contaminated lakebed material, improve water clarity and quality, and create conditions for further ecosystem restoration.

LEARN MORE

3

CREATE ISLANDS

Maintain water levels, reduce wave forces, reduce lake evaporation, add 190 miles of new shoreline, and improve safety for lake recreation.

LEARN MORE

4

RESTORE ECOSYSTEM

Restore native ecosystem powerhouses like aquatic vegetation and mollusks (clams, snails, etc.) to promote water quality.

LEARN MORE

5

ENHANCE COMMUNITY

Use islands to improve and increase habitat, increase access for recreation, and provide sustainable living to pay for restoration costs.

LEARN MORE

MAP OF PROPOSED ISLANDS

The remaining area of the lake will still be large enough to fit the surface areas of Jordanelle, Deer Creek, Strawberry, Pineview, Yuba, and more – Combined!

Recreation Islands

Camping, beaches, and trails for everyone

Estuary Islands

Wildlife habitat and conservation

Community Islands

Includes public access, parks, and recreation

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Questions? Get the facts

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BY THE NUMBERS

40+

major organizations and gov’t agencies reviewing project

Including EPA and Army Corps of Engineers

18-24+

months in permitting process

15-20

years until project completion

40+

# of major organizations and gov’t agencies reviewing project

Including EPA and Army Corps of Engineers

18-24+

months in permitting process

15-20

years until project completion

Disclaimer: The numbers presented on this site are based on conceptual plans and preliminary modeling. Numbers are subject to change as additional data, engineering, modeling, and modifications to the plan result from the permitting process led by the US Army Corps of Engineers. 

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DRIVEN BY SCIENCE.
POWERED BY PASSION.

We’re working with world-class scientists and engineers to save Utah Lake after more than 150 years of degradation. Our plans are informed by proven technology and data to ensure a responsible, sustainable path forward for the lake and surrounding area. Learn all about the partnerships, studies, and assessments that are driving this project from concept to reality.

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LEAD SCIENCE CONSULTANTS

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Rudolph Bonaparte

PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE

Geosyntec Consultants – Chairman and Senior Principal Engineer

MARINE BIOLOGY and SOILS

Howard Cumberland

BS, MS

Geosyntec Consultants – Senior Principal Marine Scientist

ECOLOGY and WETLANDS

Scott Walker

CWB, PWS, CE NEPA PROCESS

Geosyntec Consultants – Principal Ecologist

WATER QUALITY

Rob Annear

PhD, PE

Geosyntec Consultants – Senior Principal Environmental Engineer

GEOTECHNICAL

ENGINEERING

Rudolph Bonaparte

PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE

Geosyntec Consultants – Chairman and Senior Principal Engineer

MARINE BIOLOGY

and SOILS

Howard Cumberland

BS, MS

Geosyntec Consultants – Senior Principal Marine Scientist

ECOLOGY and

WETLANDS

Scott Walker

CWB, PWS, CE NEPA PROCESS

Geosyntec Consultants – Principal Ecologist

WATER

QUALITY

Rob Annear

PhD, PE

Geosyntec Consultants – Senior Principal Environmental Engineer

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3300 N Triumph Blvd, Suite 100, Lehi, 84043

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