HDSS Will Help Optimize Your Planning By Providing Better Information.
How easily could you compile a prioritized list of the top 10 right and left bank erosion problems in your watershed? How about the top 5 sensitive habitat areas? Prioritizing stream mitigation efforts is guesswork without fully documenting a stream corridor. HDSS removes the guesswork by providing continuous video and data assessments along many miles of stream or river. Better data results in more supportable and measurable prioritization planning.
HDSS data and video supports compliance with a variety of government regulations, including NPDES, CWA 404 permits, FERC relicensing, SAV permits, T&E species and others.
A High Definition Stream Survey involves the continuous collection of geo-referenced video and data throughout a stream corridor. It provides assessment coverage and detail at a level that can answer key prioritization questions:
What and where are the problems impacting my watershed?
How should I rank the severity of each of these different problems?
How do these problems relate to other factors I need to consider in my mitigation planning, like land ownership and accessibility?
HDSS field methods are designed to provide continuous coverage of entire stream corridors. Our field techniques range from backpack mounted systems for non-floatable or ephemeral streams to motorized rafts for rivers.
We deploy a full array of video and sensory equipment to document all the relevant parameters in a stream corridor, which usually include bank condition, streambed condition, sedimentation, habitat, biota, water quality and much more.
HDSS will cover up to 5 miles per day walking and up to 15 miles floating, depending on conditions. Data compilation and processing is handled by proprietary data management systems.