Wide Hollow Dam Rehabilitation and Enlargement

Click here to see a progression video showing the rehabilitation of the dam.

Wide Hollow Dam is located near Escalante, Utah. There were many deficiencies with the dam, such as poor foundation and undersized spillway. It had also been rated by the Utah State Engineer as a high hazard dam.

Since 1990, when the project began, Franson Civil Engineers has provided assistance to the client. We gave support and direction to secure funding of nearly $8 million (grant and loan) from the state and $5.5 million (grant) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

We provided planning, feasibility studies, state and federal agency coordination, environmental compliance (primarily NEPA), community coordination and outreach, design, and construction observation to completely remove the dam and foundation and construct a new dam that would meet state standards.

Award: 2012 ACEC-Utah Engineering Excellence Grand Award