Best Water/Environment: Utah Lake State Park Marina Dredging

Dredging Provo Marina with multiple track hoes and dump trucks

ENR recognized one of Geneva Rock’s projects, the Utah Lake State Park Marina Dredging, as the Best Project in Water/Environment in 2019. “This dredging project restored the functionality of boating amenities by deepening the marina and the channel.”

The marina at Utah Lake State Park was often closed to water recreation because of low-water levels, exposing massive amounts of mud. This dredging project restored the functionality of boating amenities by deepening the marina and the channel by 4 ft. A cofferdam was installed before fish in the lake were rescued and removed, including the endangered June sucker fish. 

Fifty million gallons of water were then pumped out of the marina to allow for removal of 60,000 cu yd of mud. All excavated material was hauled to an onsite dump, where it was scattered and allowed to dry for later use. Water was pumped back into the marina and the dams were removed. The result is a 4-ft-deep waterway from the harbor to the lake that allows boats to safely access the marina. 

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