The Plant Biovolume map to the left was made on a lake in the foothills near San Andreas, CA in late Summer of 2018.
The submersed plant bio volume map below provides information about location, density, and the percent of the water column filled by plant material. These metrics are imperative to targeting plant control resources in problem areas that may not yet be visible from the surface. Repeating the mapping process after mechanically harvesting or using aquatic herbicides is a valuable evaluation tool to provide accountability and if necessary make adjustments to future management strategies.
Our standard bathymetry report will provide metrics such as: water volume, max depth, average depth and bottom contours. These metrics are fundamental to developing successful projects related to calculating an accurate application rate of water quality enhancing products or the use of herbicides and algaecides. This information is also critical to the installation and placement of aeration systems, fish habitat structures and other infrastructure. The baseline maps in the standard report includes: bottom contours, sediment hardness, and plant biomass.
The maps below were created for a Public Utility in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2019.
Bottom Hardness Map
Aquatic Resource Consulting
Submersed Aquatic Plant Map