The Mapping Network recently completed a mapping project for a large-scale home owners association in Arkansas. The large lake had 8 coves and several homeowners were having difficulties accessing their dock due to sedimentation. The overall goal of the lake mapping project was to survey each cove for future dredging along with the creation of an accurate map of the entire lake. The Mapping Network collected water depths over the entire lake and fluffy sediment levels for all areas under 10 feet of water.
3D models were generated to show how much sediment had accumulated in each cove. Contour maps were also made for each cove and given to the lake manager and engineer to review for dredging planning. The Mapping Network then created cut-fill calculations and maps based on the specifications of the lake manager. The HOA then used this information as part of the bid package given to dredging companies. Presenting the precise plans took out the guess work and kept all the dredging contractors on task and it is projected to save the HOA an estimated $5,000-$12,000 per cove! An incredible cost savings when compiled over 8 coves.
Here at The Mapping Network, we specialize in accurately mapping bodies of water, calculating the water volume, collecting sediment depth samples at critical areas and monitoring the distribution of sediment over time. We have a nationwide group of professionals specializing in all facets of lake management.
The bottom line – This powerful information allows for smart management and planning decisions and will serve as a baseline for future projects. A great value!
The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Geographic Information Systems Consulting, Data Conversion, and GPS Data Collection. We specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping. If you are serious about maintaining a high-quality golf course, lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions, get your resource mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network. Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.
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