Surveying work can help produce positive environmental impacts. This was the case with the North Catfish Lake Marsh Creation Project, which is currently building 60 acres of new marshland in Golden Meadow, La. [More information on the project.]
I was part of the project team which gathered preliminary survey data for this project, which helps restore the area between Catfish Lake and the South Lafourche Levee System. It's a local project funded in part by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
The main goal was to collect bathymetric survey data, which looks at the water bottoms to identify depths and search for potential underground utility hazards. I coordinated with field personnel to ensure data was being gathered correctly. I also assisted with drafting the data collection and methodology report.
Our tools were side scan sonar and a magnetometer – which use sound waves and magnetism respectively – to measure Catfish Lake's lakebed.
All magnetic anomaly locations deemed hazardous were further investigated by a conventional survey crew. That crew used a gradiometer and jet probe, and the areas were mapped accordingly.
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