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New Pond Design and Construction

New Pond Construction by Wade Bales, Quality Lakes, Inc. – www.qualitylakes.com

Quality Lakes Inc. was contracted to design a pond for a client in South Carolina.  The challenge was meeting the permit requirements for maximum surface acreage and maximum storage capacity which limited the overall size of the pond.  “By utilizing the lake design tools available through our partnership with The Mapping Network, we were able to design a pond to meet permitting specifications while maximizing fish habitat and access by bank anglers to all regions of the pond” said Mr. Bales.

New pond designed by Wade Bales with assistance from The Mapping Network

New pond designed by Wade Bales with assistance from The Mapping Network

New lake construction is well underway using the design created by Quality Lakes and The Mapping Network

New lake construction is well underway using the design created by Quality Lakes and The Mapping Network

More information on Quality Lakes, Inc. can be found at their website: www.qualitylakes.com

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

 

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New Lake Planning

Greg Grimes (Aquatic Environmental Services, Inc) was contracted to assist with preliminary planning of a lake for a client in Georgia.   Greg said “by utilizing the lake design tools available through our partnership with The Mapping Network, we were able to see how large the lake would be, the max depth, average depth, size of the dam and also the watershed.” With the map the client was able to see potential challenges with a limited watershed.  Information like this is critical when in the planning phase and now the landowner will scale back his lake plans based on the size of the watershed.   Then next step will include engineering specs and the permitting process which will ultimately lead to the construction of the lake.

Proposed lake created by The Mapping Network using specifications provided by the landowner.

The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Hydrographic Surveys, Bathymetry, 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.

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

New Lake Planning

Greg Grimes (Aquatic Environmental Services, Inc) was contracted to assist with preliminary planning of a lake for a client in Georgia.   Greg said “by utilizing the lake design tools available through our partnership with The Mapping Network, we were able to see how large the lake would be, the max depth, average depth, size of the dam and also the watershed.” With the map the client was able to see potential challenges with a limited watershed.  Information like this is critical when in the planning phase and now the landowner will scale back his lake plans based on the size of the watershed.   Then next step will include engineering specs and the permitting process which will ultimately lead to the construction of the lake.

Proposed lake created by The Mapping Network using specifications provided by the landowner.

The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Hydrographic Surveys, Bathymetry, 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.

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

3D Model of New Lake

Greg Grimes (Aquatic Environmental Services, Inc) was contracted to assist with preliminary planning of a lake for a client in Georgia.   Greg said “by utilizing the lake design tools available through our partnership with The Mapping Network, we were able to see how large the lake would be, the max depth, average depth, size of the dam and also the watershed.” With the map the client was able to see potential challenges with a limited watershed.  Information like this is critical when in the planning phase and now the landowner will scale back his lake plans based on the size of the watershed.   Then next step will include engineering specs and the permitting process which will ultimately lead to the construction of the lake.

Proposed lake created by The Mapping Network using specifications provided by the landowner.

The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Hydrographic Surveys, Bathymetry, 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.

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

New Lake Planning

Greg Grimes (Aquatic Environmental Services, Inc) was contracted to assist with preliminary planning of a lake for a client in Georgia.   Greg said “by utilizing the lake design tools available through our partnership with The Mapping Network, we were able to see how large the lake would be, the max depth, average depth, size of the dam and also the watershed.” With the map the client was able to see potential challenges with a limited watershed.  Information like this is critical when in the planning phase and now the landowner will scale back his lake plans based on the size of the watershed.   Then next step will include engineering specs and the permitting process which will ultimately lead to the construction of the lake.

Proposed lake created by The Mapping Network using specifications provided by the landowner.

The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Hydrographic Surveys, Bathymetry, 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.

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

Lake Sediment Mapping Services

Map showing sediment depth. Individual depth points and color-shaded depth is shown. A great tool for understanding areas needing sediment removal.

Map showing sediment depth. Individual depth points and color-shaded depth is shown. A great tool for understanding areas needing sediment removal.

Here at The Mapping Network, we understand the challenges and costs associated with locating and removing sediment. 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.

Common questions from our clients:

  • Where is the highest sedimentation occurring?
  • How much fluffy sediment (in cubic yards) is in each cove?
  • If the lake is drawn down 5 ft, what would the shoreline look like?
  • How much water (gallons and acre-ft) is in the lake?
  • If we make each cove a minimum of 4 feet deep for boat access how much material do we need to remove?
  • By undertaking this mapping process will it save us money in the end?

Each of these questions can be answered by mapping the lake using The Mapping Network’s system. We are able to locate the problems areas and calculate the volume (in cubic yards) of material to be removed. The lake mapping data allows us to show the new shoreline if a lake is drawn down 1 ft, 5 ft, 10 ft, etc. Also, calculating water volume at various lake levels can be done. One of the best aspects of the mapping process is it allows the owner and contractor to be on the same page. Successful planning and execution of the dredging project can ensue. We have seen clients save tremendous amounts of money by using The Mapping Network to survey their lake before undertaking the dredging process.

The time to act is now. Don’t waste another year trying to manage your resource without this information.

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.

Using a GPS Lake Map to Create Management Plan

Jim Darlington, President of Leisure Ponds, mapped a  small pond in the St. Louis area for a residential Home Owners Association.  The pond surveyed was approximately 0.8 acres and had shown warning signs of significant sedimentation.  GPS Lake mapping was conducted on site to reveal the true lake depths of the ponds.  In addition to the bathymetric survey, sedimentation depths were collected and a model of sedimentation levels was created to estimate the volume of sludge in the lake.  During the mapping process, the HOA found out that the middle of the lake had roughly 6 to 7 feet of sedimentation accumulation.  This information provided the baseline depth profile needed for long-term sedimentation monitoring and dredging plans.

The mapping techniques utilized in this project allowed Leisure Ponds to accurately isolate areas of high sedimentation for removal and help lake managers budget accordingly.  The association was able to properly communicate their goals with a dredging company and the sediment was removed according to plan.

Upon completion of the pond dredging, Leisure Ponds charted the bottom of the lake to observe the improvements.  Not only was the HOA able to verify the work had been completed properly, they now have a basemap to monitor sediment accumulation over time.  GPS bathymetric mapping is a powerful tool for assisting in management decisions.

The pond was mapped before and after dredging. The owner verified the contractor removed the correct amount of material and the desired depth was acheived.

Leisure Ponds specializes in improving the functional and aesthetic value of urban problem ponds.  For more information on Lake Mapping and Management in the St. Louis area please contact:

Jim Darlington

636-346-6228

www.leisureponds.com

Leisure Ponds

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.