Friday, September 14, 2018

Mitigating Beach Erosion

Like the majority of the country, Hurricane Florence has our full attention.  Devastating winds, torrential rain and elevated storm surge create a dangerous trifecta for our coastal (and inland) communities.  We're closely monitoring the effects of this storm on multiple fronts. 

First and foremost is for the safety of our staff, clients, and residents of the Carolinas.  Secondarily (and it's a distant second), we're watching the South Carolina coastline for lessened effects of beach erosion following the State's efforts to mitigate storm impact.

We are proud to have taken part in those initial efforts by deploying our LiDAR survey services in support of the cause.  Throughout the project Michael Baker's Mobile LiDAR team traversed over 250 miles of the South Carolina coastline to survey 300+ revetments and revetted seawalls using a mixture of Mobile LiDAR (riding on a modified UTV) and Static LiDAR for supplemental surveys.

LiDAR (both Mobile and Static) Survey of 300+ revetments and seawalls along the South Carolina coast.

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