crew was challenged, as they attempted to run straight survey lines in a 12ft aluminum skiff, dodging myriads of row boats and viewing a lake side fashion shoot, a shoreline wedding, and diners feasting at an exclusive Central Park restaurant. Across the country in Arizona and Nevada, a custom fishing boat was chartered for a 40 knot boat ride through a 15 mile stretch of the Colorado River. Field scientists viewed scenic gorges, herds of mountain goats, caves, and water falls. Arriving at the base of Hoover Dam, detailed pre- and post-construction bathymetric surveys were performed at the site of a new suspension bridge for Ladd Construction. Side-trips included a tour of Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas strip. Lake Lanier in northern Georgia is one of the most popular lakes in the southeast. It was created in the 1950's through the damming of the Chattahoochee River and provides power and water to surrounding cities such as Atlanta. Bathymetric and sub-bottom surveys were performed by CR field scientists to locate a site for a reservoir intake. This March we will be returning to the Chattahoochee River downstream of Lake Lanier to perform bathymetric, side-scan sonar, and sub-bottom profiling to help design a wastewater diffuser system. To keep things interesting vessel support on the survey will be provided by legendary fishing guide and outdoor writer and photographer, Bill Vandeford and his 18-ft jet boat. The fishing rods and camera gear are packed. Bass fishing with Bill Vanderford in Lake Lanier, after surveying is completed. www.seadiscovery.com Marine Technology Reporter 19
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