May 22, 2017

Mitigation Planning and Proritization

Mitigation Planning and Prioritization

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.

Our Methodology

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?
Example of a map ranking right bank condition over multiple miles of stream corridor. Each red area indicates high erosion and can be viewed in detail with the zoom-in feature.
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.
HDSS field collection involves a backpack-mounted system for non-floatable streams, kayaks for small floatable strreams and mototized rafts for larger water.