Lake Mapping and Bathymetry

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How Data Collection Helps Build Successful Management Plans

August 13th, 2020

Lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management is a complex field full of surprising puzzles and never-ending challenges. Effective management of our water resources depends on many different factors, making it critically important to understand the unique characteristics of your waterbody and identify how these elements can change over time. This is where data comes […]

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5 Unique Ways to Utilize Bathymetric Lake Mapping Data

June 4th, 2020

Written by Noel Browning, Aquatic Biologist Have you ever wondered what the bottom of a waterbody truly looks like? With the proper training, equipment and access to modern technology, the accurate mapping of lakes, ponds, and reservoirs is a reality. Uncovering the mystery of ‘what lies below’ is an essential part of quality baseline data […]

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Choose a Perfect Lake & Pond Aeration System with Bathymetric Mapping

December 3rd, 2019

One of the great tools in a lake manager’s tool box is the use of submersed aeration. Sub­mersed lake and pond aeration adds oxy­gen directly into the water column and involves the mixing of water to increase exposure to atmospheric oxygen, thus, decreasing harmful gases like hydrogen sulfide with in the waterbody. This proactive management […]

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Bathymetric Mapping: An Overlooked Component of Lake Management

December 13th, 2018

If you own or manage a lake or pond, your goals may include improving aesthetics, enhancing water quality and strengthening the health of your aquatic ecosystem. While many of the strategies used to achieve these goals are implemented in the spring and summer, it’s never the wrong time to get started. In fact, one beneficial […]

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Cost-effective Solutions To Prolong The Lifespan Of Your Waterbody

October 3rd, 2017

When communities begin anticipating and planning for possible future expenses, they will likely discover that dredging has a very large price tag. In fact, dredging is often one of the largest expenses a community will ever face. Luckily, there are things that can be done to help reduce costs and prolong the time span between […]

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Utilizing Bathymetry to Budget for Future Repairs and Dredging

January 19th, 2017

Written by Industry Expert, Kevin Tucker, Chief Executive Officer If you live in a planned community governed by a Homeowners’ Association (HOA), are part of a lake association, own commercial developments, belong to a golf club, are a member of a recreational club, or you are a board member or manager for any of the […]

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What Lies Beneath: Bathymetry and Its Importance to Turf Managers

October 20th, 2016

AS SEEN IN Virginia Turfgrass Journal: Written by Industry Expert, Trent Nelson, Aquatic Specialist Have you ever experienced a dry season where rain was not in the immediate forecast and you were not absolutely certain that your irrigation ponds held enough water to cover you? As a former assistant golf course superintendent, I remember times […]

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Pond Management: How Much Does Dredging Cost?

June 23rd, 2015

Brought to you by our trusted partners at The Mapping Network How much does dredging cost is the most commonly asked question for many lake associations. The Mapping Network sat down with Dan McDougal, President of Dredge America and asked him that question. When lake homeowner’s call for our assistance with their potential upcoming dredging […]

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Bathymetry: Maintaining the Beauty of Your Lake or Pond

November 18th, 2014

AS SEEN IN AssociationHelpNow, Issue 4, 2014: Written by Leigh Cesanek, AssociationHelpNow staff writer Dredging, the process of removing sediment and debris from lakes and ponds that builds up naturally over time, presents challenges to homeowners associations. Maintaining the environment of an association’s lake or pond provides for an overall better experience for residents and […]

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When Accuracy Matters: GPS Bathymetric Lake Mapping

September 18th, 2014

Brought to you by our trusted partners at The Mapping NetworkWritten by Tyler VanMeeteren, Vice President. A lake or pond seems serene and effortless to maintain, but under the surface is a dynamic organism requiring expert knowledge to produce a perfect balance. To fully enjoy your waterbody, it is essential to know the facts for making […]

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