Using a GPS Lake Map to Create Management Plan
Jim Darlington, President of Leisure Ponds, mapped a series of small ponds in the St. Louis area for a commercial property management company.
Each lake was approximately 2 acres and had shown warning signs of significant sedimentation. GPS Lake mapping was conducted on site to reveal the true lake depths of the ponds. In addition to the bathymetric survey, sedimentation depths were collected and a model of sedimentation levels was created to estimate the volume of sludge in the lake. This information provided the baseline depth profile needed for long-term sedimentation monitoring and dredging plans. The mapping techniques utilized in this project allows Leisure Ponds to accurately isolate areas of high sedimentation for removal and help lake managers budget accordingly.
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