SKW is excited to announce a new addition to our hydrographic survey tool box! PROWLER, appropriately named in an employee boat-naming contest, is an acronym which stands for Pond, River, Ocean, Waterway and Lake Echosounder Remote. This unmanned boat receives information on location via GPS and uses a single-beam fathometer to measure depths. This simple operation coupled with its quick set-up time reduces cost, increases safety and generates fast results. At just over 6 feet in length, the boat is easily transported to remote locations previously unobtainable by conventional boat mounted fathometer equipment operated by multiple personnel.
Bathometric Service Applications:
- Erosion and Sediment Studies (Sediment depth requires use of a multi-beam fathometer)
- Below-Water Dam Profiles
- Pre- and Post-Construction Silt Measurements
- Dredging Operations