A retired fish hatchery in Cleveland, TN has been slotted for a second life as a water treatment facility.
The 43 acre site is located in a densely wooded area, and was in need of a topographic survey to identify existing ponds and trees greater than 12” in diameter.
A combination of aerial lidar and field survey work was selected as the most efficient means to acquire the necessary data. Aerial lidar offered the best chance to penetrate existing vegetation to get to bare earth. Field survey was used to control the aerial lidar and to collect the location of buried waterlines running through the site. Deliverables included a digital surface model file, 1-foot contours, and print-ready drawings.