Mapping and surveying a waterbody provides the blueprint needed to develop a sound water management plan.
Clarke Aquatic Services provides data collection on the presence, density and distribution of native and invasive aquatic plants within a waterbody, accurate bathymetry mapping of its size, volume and contours as well as sediment surveys with analysis of its build-up levels.
What is Aquatic Plant and Weed Mapping? Aquatic plant mapping provides information to form management strategies, including targeting invasive species that invade ecosystems and push out valuable native aquatic plants. Clarke utilizes science-based techniques to collect data and determine the areas that should be treated and the most efficient product to do so depending on the community’s unique water management goals.
What is Depth and Bathymetric Surveying? Depth and bathymetric mapping utilizes GPS integrated with depth-sensing technology to chart bottom contours and volume. Our experts use this essential data to develop aquatic plant and algae management programs complete with the most efficient aquatic herbicides, as well as to design aeration systems and navigable maps.
What is Sediment / Hardness Mapping and Surveying? Sediment and hardness analysis examines the accumulation of organic debris on a lake bottom. Clarke uses these surveys to assess long-term management strategies such as when it will need to be removed, the costs of doing so for future budget planning, and ways to reduce ongoing buildup.
Learn about the ins and outs of your lake, pond or other waterbody.
Whether you are a lake manager, part of a lake association board, or even a dockmaster, there is a lot that goes into the care and keeping of your lake – and a lot of information that goes along with this. But what information do you need to collect and track?
Aquatic vegetations have unique characteristics that enable them to thrive in their environments while helping to create a balanced ecosystem; but, overgrowth of these plants or the presence of invasive species can wreak havoc on lakes or ponds if they are not properly maintained.
Each method of lake mapping – vegetation, bathymetric, and sedimentation/hardness mapping – provides unique insight into assessing areas of your waterbody that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, let alone enough understanding to properly plan and budget for.
Mapping and surveying unearth a wealth of knowledge that is key to aquatic plant management, weed control, dredging and much more.
Our experts at Clarke have years of experience working with a vast variety of lakes and communities, focusing on catering to their unique needs and goals with science-based techniques and technologies. Get started on planning for your waterbody’s future.