Comments Submitted to Army Corps of Engineers

While the proposal to build islands in Utah Lake being championed by Lake Restoration Solutions is being reviewed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) many individuals and groups have been compiling comments to submit in opposition to the project. Conserve Utah Valley published an article on their website with letters containing comments from six of these groups, including the letter below submitted on behalf of FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake. These letters critique a variety of aspects of the project such as the feasibility of the undertaking and the lack of details contained in the proposal. FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake's comments emphasize that the application does not provide evidence of legitimate restoration. 

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Comments


News Coverage

Would dredging Utah Lake upset a century of peace over water rights?

Water managers are worried that a plan to dredge Utah Lake could compromise Wasatch Front water-users’ access to drinking water.

Salt Lake Tribune | By Brian Maffly | March 28, 2022, 6:00 a.m. | Updated: 8:30 a.m.


The Past, Present And Future Of Utah Lake: Part I

Debate is swirling around a proposed project to dredge Utah Lake and use the recovered sediment to build nearly three dozen islands. Proponents of the plan claim it’s the only way to save the ailing lake, while a chorus of detractors say it’s a boondoggle with no scientific basis. But what about the lake itself?

RadioWest | Published February 24, 2022 at 2:30 PM MST


The Past, Present And Future Of Utah Lake: Part II

Utah Lake is in dire straits. At least, that’s the opinion of the company behind a massive engineering plan proposed for the lake. To save it, they say, we need to dredge it and build dozens of islands on it. Opponents say the project, rather than save Utah Lake, would likely lead to ecological disaster.

RadioWest | Published March 10, 2022 at 1:17 PM MST


Artificial islands as real estate? The murky finances behind the Utah Lake Restoration Project

Documents obtained by The Tribune shed some light on the multi-billion-dollar project to dredge Utah’s largest freshwater lake.

Salt Lake Tribune | By Brian Maffly | Feb. 1, 2022, 9:06 a.m.


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