SKW has more than 50 years of experience in hydrographic surveying. While originally using a weighted tape to manually measure water depths at pre-determined intervals, SKW has been utilizing a fathometer since 1995 to collect topographic data of underwater surfaces. More recently, SKW added capabilities to provide more thorough and accurate bathometric data with the addition of a Hydrolite sounder, Hypack software and the use of side-scan sonar.
SKW offers expertise in:
- Erosion Studies
- Siltation Studies
- Pre- and Post-Dredge Surveys
- River Crossing Profiles
- Hydrographic Design Surveys
- Flood Studies
Saving Time and Money with Increased Safety
In addition to the classic hydrographic and side-scan sonar capabilities, SKW offers enhanced data collection through a remote controlled Hydrographic Survey Boat, known as the Prowler.
The unmanned boat receives information on location via GPS and uses a single-beam fathometer to measure depths. Its simple operation coupled with quick set-up time reduces cost, increases safety and generates fast results. At just more than six feet long, 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