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Multibeam Echo Sounders Supporting Water Quality

Multibeam Echo Sounders Supporting Water Quality

Multibeam Echo Sounders (MBES) are increasingly being used in fresh water environments to support water quality management programs for rivers, lakes and dams as well as asset management for submerged structures such as dam faces, intakes and outfalls.

This high resolution mapping is revealing remarkable detail of submerged features providing clients with a baseline data set from which to better understand the capacity of their assets, their value and the impact of run off, erosion and siltation on water quality. The products derived from this data such as 3D bathymetric images, fly throughs, backscatter and water column images is providing engineers, scientists and planners with invaluable information on what is happening under the surface and throughout the water column.

DML will be attending Water New Zealand's annual conference in Rotorua where we will be presenting a paper demonstrating the wider applicability of the technology and the resulting mapping to support regulatory compliance, asset management and environmental planning. For more information on the Water New Zealand Conference visit https://www.waternz.org.nz/