For our project to succeed, we need to understand the underwater topography (bathymetry) of the lake and the sediments found on the lakebed. In the discovery phase of this project, we’re working with top scientists and environmentalists to conduct thorough surveys and studies to help us design responsible, effective solutions to the lake’s issues.
From fall 2020-July 2021, HydroGEOPHYSICS and Cross Marine Projects completed a comprehensive lake-bottom survey. This survey used an electrical resistivity system to collect survey lines placed 1,000 feet apart over the nearly 1,000 miles of accessible areas of the lake. In addition, water depth, temperature, and conductivity data were collected along each survey line.