Environmental Services and NEPA
Utah Lake State Park Dredging
Utah County, UT

J-U-B prepared an environmental evaluation, a biological assessment, and permitting applications for the dredging of the Utah Lake State Park Marina. The environmental evaluation assessed potential resource impacts from the dredging of the marina, the placement of a cofferdam, and site dewatering.

In coordination with the USFWS and the UDWR, J-U-B determined that the proposed project had the potential to have an adverse effect on June sucker, a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. J-U-B worked closely with fish biologists from both USFWS and UDWR, to assist in the preparation of the biological opinion (BO), and mitigation measures.

J-U-B performed fish salvage, fish counts and provided biological monitoring throughout construction. J-U-B coordinated closely with staff from Utah DEQ, the State Engineers Office, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to make sure all issues associated with the impact to Utah Lake (a jurisdictional waterway) and surrounding wetlands were properly addressed and permitted.

During construction, one of the cofferdams leading into the marina was breached by large sheet flows of ice. J-U-B’s environmental staff called an emergency meeting with the USACE, USFWS, UDWR, State Parks, and the contractor to determine an immediate response that would meet the USACE permit, the USFWS take permit, the water quality requirements, and the fit within the State Parks limited budget.

This project won the Utah ACEC Associated General Contractors, Civil/Public Works Project of the Year in 2018