Water Resource Assessment
Land-use changes and urbanization expose upper layer soils to wind and water erosion delivering sediment to lakes and reservoirs. Sedimentation of water resources is a natural process, however not always beneficial. In order to effectively manage aquatic resources, it is critical to know the exact acreage, depths, and volume of a water resource through regular assessments. Measurements provide valuable information to:
- Calculate current storage capacities and projected longevity of water resources;
- Conduct volumetric analysis of sedimentation rates and deposition; and
- Determine long-term effectiveness of erosion-reducing conservation practices implemented.