Category Archive: Hydrographic Survey

Jan 23 2012

A Few Good Reads (1/23/12): Restoration After Irene

This week: restoring the Tweed River in Vermont, 3D modeling of the Yuba, Thailand’s flood defense effort, and ways to stop multitasking. The Tweed after Irene: How to repair a ruined river (Burlington Free Press) HT: Channel Restorationist The basic work we could do was to get people to stop digging — stop digging an …

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Dec 28 2011

Our Top Posts of 2011: Year of the Flood

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The disasters that plagued the globe this year will send 2011 into the record books as the most costly year for catastrophes on record. (WSJ) These are our most popular posts of 2011. A perusal reads like an overview of the massive flooding that occurred this year from Bangkok and Minot to the Missouri and …

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Oct 04 2011

Hydro Survey: GPS? Who Needs That?

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Guest Post by Joe Robinson, Hydro Survey Crew Chief If you have spent some time in the field of modern day surveying, you probably know one of the key limitations with using GPS – Obstructions overhead that might considerably reduce otherwise available satellite reception. GPS currently works by means of line of sight connections between …

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Sep 27 2011

Hydro Survey: The Airboat

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Out of any boats used for hydrographic survey and reconnaissance, from jet boat to cataraft, this is the one that gets the most reactions when it’s sitting in the parking lot: the airboat. If a cataraft allows you to say, “Who needs a boat launch?” then the airboat enables you to ask, “Who needs water?” …

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