Kissimmee River Basin

image of Hydrographic River Survey in Glades & Highlands County, Florida


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District


Glades & Highlands County, Florida


  • Large Scale Surveying & Mapping
  • RTK/GPS Horizontal and Vertical Control Documentation
  • Levees, Canals and Structures

Arc was tasked under its A/E contract for surveying and mapping services with the Jacksonville District Corp of Engineers to acquire survey data that would assist the District in evaluating, assessing and determining reaches of the Kissimmee River Basin’s canal conveyance capacity. The results of the survey would identify areas of the drainage system compromised as a result of siltation, shoaling, scour, constrictions and runoff characteristics that have changed from the original design criteria. Arc Surveying & Mapping, Inc. completed a Topographic and Hydrographic survey of 31 miles of levees and canals along the Kissimmee River Basin. The topographic/hydrographic survey consisted of collecting cross-sectional data at one mile intervals along seven levees and canals, as well as locating 12 drainage control structures within the survey limits. Project survey control was established at three mile intervals along levees throughout the project limits utilizing GPS Static, Fast Static, and Extended PPK surveying procedures. Experienced crews obtained levee and canal data, within the remote areas, utilizing a variety of equipment from various all terrain surveying platforms. All data was formatted to the required digital files and mapped to strict Tri-Service and Jacksonville District CADD Standards.

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