Surveying a Contaminated Creek with a HyDrone-RCV
- Published: 31 August 2016
- Written by Terry Mckiven, Hydrographic Survey Manager, Prudent Engineering, East Syracuse, NY
The project was to survey a creek underneath a roadway. The creek was contaminated and contained a lot of debris, making it dangerous for anyone to enter the water. It was still early Spring and the water was cold. As with all survey projects, they needed it yesterday.
We purchased a HyDrone-RCV and SonarMite MILSpec singlebeam echosounder, and expected good performance based on what we had heard. We expected to use only 1 person to run the equipment, which was the case in this project.