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Best Lake Dredging Process – Start with a Map

Collecting Sediment Depths

For lake associations or landowners undertaking a significant lake or pond renovation project, having an accurate  map is essential for effective sediment removal.  Dredging companies and their clients benefit from knowing where and how much sediment needs to be removed to achieve the desired results.  This knowledge is made clear by having the lake professionally mapped.  Trent Lewis with Pond Medics, Inc. (Prosper, TX) put this technology to use for a client, in this case a lake association in Dallas, Texas.  The board of directors had a cove on the lake which had filled in with so much sediment that homeowners were unable to launch their boats.  The association wanted to achieve a minimum depth of three feet to allow boats to travel through without worry.

Originally bids were acquired by three contractors but the association became confused when the bids ranged from $170,000 to $210,000 for sediment removal.  Mr. Lewis suggested a solution where the lake would be mapped and sediment measurements taken to create a comprehensive base map for the dredging companies to hone their bids.  The result allowed the board of directors the ability to fine-tune the bids and the entire project was completed for $92,000.  The lake was then re-mapped upon completion of the dredging to verify sediment had been removed.  Mr Lewis said the board was extremely thankful for having the ability to accurately map their lake and as a result the association was able to save nearly 50% of the original cost for the dredging project.

Benefits to Association

  • Locate and identify sediment accumulation
  • Save money by providing contractors with accurate plan
  • peace of mind knowing all work is completed to plan
  • Ability to monitor sediment over time with routine mapping

Benefits to Dredging Company

  • Understand the scope of work
  • Accurately bid projects with better information
  • Provide the client with a map to prove work is completed

The Mapping Network maps lakes throughout the entire year all across the nation.  An accurate lake map provides the information needed to make the most of your aquatic resource.   The Mapping Network provides the highest quality and is the most affordable bathymetric mapping system on the market today.  If you are serious about maintaining  a high-quality lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions,  get your lake mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

contact:  Steve Bartosh

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

About The Mapping Network:

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.

Is GPS Lake Mapping For You?

3D Lake Map

3D Color-shaded depth map showing the unique characteristics under the surface of a lake

To fully enjoy your lake or pond it is essential to know the facts.  Exact acreage, depths, and chemistry of your lake are critical factors for making the best management decisions.  Armed with this knowledge you will be able to properly place structure, deliver appropriate stocking densities, select the correct fish species, apply the right amount of weed control, and of course gain a better idea where those bass may be hiding!

Equipped with the very latest in GPS surface mapping, bathymetry, 3-D contour imaging, aerial and fly-over video resources and virtual underwater swim-view 3-D mapping, we are able to add layers of depth to the information our customers seek. Whether you are tracking sedimentation, planning for dredging, looking to improve your fishery, or simply looking to understand the overall size, volume, and bottom contour of your pond in order to make good management decisions, we have the tools you need to be successful.

The Mapping Network maps lakes throughout the entire year all across the nation.  An accurate lake map provides the information needed to make the most of your aquatic resource.   The Mapping Network provides the highest quality and is the most affordable bathymetric mapping system on the market today.  If you are serious about maintaining  a high-quality lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions,  get your lake mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

contact:  Steve Bartosh

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

About The Mapping Network:

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.

Is GPS Lake Mapping For You?

3D Lake Map

3D Color-shaded depth map showing the unique characteristics under the surface of a lake

To fully enjoy your lake or pond it is essential to know the facts.  Exact acreage, depths, and chemistry of your lake are critical factors for making the best management decisions.  Armed with this knowledge you will be able to properly place structure, deliver appropriate stocking densities, select the correct fish species, apply the right amount of weed control, and of course gain a better idea where those bass may be hiding!

Equipped with the very latest in GPS surface mapping, bathymetry, 3-D contour imaging, aerial and fly-over video resources and virtual underwater swim-view 3-D mapping, we are able to add layers of depth to the information our customers seek. Whether you are tracking sedimentation, planning for dredging, looking to improve your fishery, or simply looking to understand the overall size, volume, and bottom contour of your pond in order to make good management decisions, we have the tools you need to be successful.

The Mapping Network maps lakes throughout the entire year all across the nation.  An accurate lake map provides the information needed to make the most of your aquatic resource.   The Mapping Network provides the highest quality and is the most affordable bathymetric mapping system on the market today.  If you are serious about maintaining  a high-quality lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions,  get your lake mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

contact:  Steve Bartosh

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

2011 PGA Championship Course Map

The Atlanta Athletic Club (AAC) is the site for the final major in the 2011 golf season.  The AAC is comprised of two 18 hole courses and a Par 3 course.  The Highlands Course is the site for the 93rd PGA Championship from August 8 to 14, 2011. Robert Trent Jones designed the original back nine in 1964 and Joe Finger did the front nine. The course was redesigned for 93rd PGA Championship by Rees Jones. It features Diamond Zoysia Fairways, Champion Ultra-dwarf Bermuda greens and Tifton 10 rough. Highlands is the only course in the world with this grassing combination. It  produces outstanding playing conditions as well as great definition and contrast. An article in the August 2011 issue of Golf Digest featured Highlands’ grasses and ended with this thought, “Mark these words: The turfgrasses of Atlanta Athletic Club make it revolutionary.”

The Mapping Network provides the highest quality and is the most affordable golf course and bathymetric mapping system on the market today.  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 lake mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

contact:  Steve Bartosh

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Golf Course GPS Mapping

Golf Course GPS Mapping Provided by The Mapping Network.  Every feature on a golf course can be accurately measured with either a GPS unit or through the use of imagery.  Imagery is a cost effective way to provide the superintendent  and his staff with additional information about the course.  All irrigation and drainage features can be added to the base map providing a detailed inventory of every component of the irrigation system including pipes (type, size, and length), sprinkler heads, valves, drains, and controllers.  This  information is compatible with most irrigation systems (e.g. Toro or Rainbird) and is a great communication tool for grounds personnel.  Save time, save money and increase efficiency:  Could there be a better reason for having an accurate as-built map of your golf course?  Accurate area measurements and square footage of tees, greens, fairways, sand traps, water, rough, and cart paths can be a crucial money saver.  Access to a digital golf course map instantly provides all the critical information needed for successful management and decision-making.   The GIS software calculates the area of each feature and summarizes it in a table.  This comes in handy when ordering seed, sand, and chemicals.   A full color wall map is designed displaying all tees, greens, fairways, bunkers, water bodies, cart paths, club house area, grounds keeper area, practice area and basic perimeter.   Please contact The Mapping Network for more information on golf course GPS mapping.
Golf GPS Data Collection
Collecting irrigation features using sub-foot GPS equipment
Golf Course
Golf Course features captured in the field using sub-foot accurate GPS units.

Irrigation Features GPS

Each irrigation feature was mapped in the field using sub-foot GPS technology.
Data was implemented into golf course superintendents irrigation software program.



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Contact:  Steve Bartosh

Phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

Website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Zorinsky Lake Eradicates Zebra Mussels…For Now.

The refilling of Zorinsky Lake has begun after it was drained for seven months in an effort to kill off the invasive zebra mussel.

The Army Corps of Engineers closed the gates to the lake Tuesday.

Victory has been cautiously declared, but the zebra mussel is notoriously difficult to kill off. The goal behind draining the lake was to freeze out any living mussels. Because dirt clogged access to the drain, the lake was not completely emptied. As a result, it is possible that some mussels survived, especially around the 168th Street bridge, officials say.

Read the entire article here:  http://www.omaha.com/article/20110714/NEWS01/707149834/1031361.

These zebra mussels were found at Zorinsky Lake this winter.

The Mapping Network provides the highest quality and is the most affordable bathymetric mapping system on the market today.  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.   If you are serious about maintaining  a high-quality lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions,  get your lake mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

phone: (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Lake Sediment Mapping

Greg Grimes with Aquatic Environmental Services, Inc., recently completed a GPS lake mapping project for a client in Georgia.  The purpose of this project involved mapping the current lake depths and sediment thickness of the coves for future dredging.  The mapping techniques utilized in this project helps Aquatic Environmental Services accurately calculate and isolate areas of high sedimentation for removal and helps the property manager budget accordingly.  This powerful information allows for smart management and planning decisions and will serve as a baseline for future projects.

The Mapping Network provides the highest quality and is the most affordable bathymetric mapping system on the market today.  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.   If you are serious about maintaining  a high-quality lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions,  get your lake mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

phone: (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Water depth and sediment thickness were recorded on the coves at this lake.

Water depth and sediment thickness were recorded on the coves at this lake.

Aquatic Environmental Services, Inc offers a wide range of lake management and fisheries management services to residential, commercial, and private lake owners throughout Georgia and the southeast. We have been providing these quality services since 1996. AES has the experience and education necessary to provide unsurpassed lake and fishery services. We have selected only the best products available for resale to our customers. Since the year 2000 we have performed services on over 2000 bodies of water.

Aquatic Environmental Services, Inc now has two divisions. Our Lake Management Division (LMD) emphasis is on maximizing the aesthetic appeal of a body of water while our Fishery Management Division (FMD) travels the southeast helping our clients grow big fish. Please visit these pages to find out more specific information on how we can help you with your lake management.

Our staff is comprised of three degreed fishery biologists. Mike Rosa heads LMD and has his B.S. in Fisheries from the University of Georgia. Matthew Morgan is supervisor for FMD and obtained his degree from the famed fishery management program at Auburn University. Greg Grimes, President of AES, obtained his masters in Fisheries from the University of Georgia in 1998 at which time he began the expansion of AES that continues today.

More information on Aquatic Environmental Services, Inc can be found on their website: http://lakework.com

The Mapping Network: http://www.TheMappingNetwork.com

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