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.
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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.