EcoMapper creates sonar based map of lakebed
Randy Stowe, firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the on-going efforts to complete the final design of the lake restoration project for Wonder Lake, the Wonder Lake MPOA has contracted with the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct an "EcoMapper" survey of the lake.
This self-propelled, self-navigating device traverses the lake, using side-scanning sonar to map the lakebed, while also collecting real-time water quality data. This work was conducted the week of August 9th, 2010.
A second EcoMapper Survey will be conducted upon completion of the dredging project to map the increased water depths, as well as the improved water quality conditions, resulting from the lake restoration project.
More information on the capabilities of the EcoMapper can be found at the following weblink:
The USGS EcoMapper on Wonder Lake (photo by Bob Arnold)
Woodstock Independent "EcoMapper" Article - 8/25/10
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