Engineers Developing Dredging Plan and Dock Placement Select Local Expert for Bathymetry Study
Smith Mountain Lake is a gorgeous, 40-mile long, 20,600 acre lake, with 500 miles of shoreline, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural southwestern Virginia. Part of an ongoing improvement project required small sections ranging from 0.25 to 3 acres to be dredged due to sedimentation and safety issues. Another area of the lake was preparing for the installation of several docks for the increase in boaters. In both cases, accurate bathymetric lake mapping conducted by SŌLitude Lake Management® and The Mapping Network was used as a tool for measuring lake depth and sediment volume to assist the lake in finding the best methods of dock placement and dredging techniques. Engineers now have an updated basemap to monitor future sediment levels and keep boats traveling safely through the lake.
How accurate is your lake data? Did you know that many lake maps currently used by decision makers and the general public are either very old (often from the 1950′s) or were the original design plans (usually very inaccurate). Don’t base your management and safety decisions on data that can be several feet off – have your lake mapped by the premier bathymetry survey providers in the country! Only select companies undergo the detailed training provided through The Mapping Network. This group of professional lake mappers have the local knowledge and reputation to proficiently map your lake.
Creating an accurate, up-to-date lake map of a cove. This information assists in construction and dredging plans by showing contractors and lake managers exactly what the bottom of the lake looks like.
SŌLitude Lake Management® Website on Lake Mapping: http://www.solitudelakemanagement.com/services/lake-mapping/
Kevin Tucker is the president of SŌLitude Lake Management®, specializing in pond and lake management. SŌLitude Lake Management® also controls pond management interests in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina.
phone: (866) 697-2584
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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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For the best results in mapping, it’s best to consult with a lake management company equipped with the very latest in GPS mapping technology. Along with standard contour maps, The Mapping Network creates virtual media solutions on YouTube including a fly-over video and virtual underwater virtual swim-through. With this knowledge, you can add layers of depth to the information you seek to maintain a beautiful lake.