The Fisher Associates Survey team provided surveying assistance for the NYSDEC Dam Safety Program as administered by DASNY. The Hatchery Dam located in Constantia, Papish Dam located in Cincinnatus, and the Bog River Dam and Round Lake Outlet located near Tupper Lake are being studied for stability and possible flooding hazards. For the Hatchery Dam and Papish Dam, Fisher Associates surveyors provided topographic survey of the dam and also provided the toe of slope and additional shots in the water for analysis by the engineers. At the Bog River Dam and Round Lake Outlet, the survey was more extensive and included cross sections, topographic survey and bridge locations. All three surveys were completed using a combination of GPS and conventional survey methods along with a boat to obtain survey data in the water.
Fisher Associates Survey team performed a hydrographic survey for a portion of the Genesee River near the US Coast Guard Station in Rochester, NY. The Survey crew performed cross sectional surveys of the river channel on a 100' interval, perpendicular to the centerline channel alignment and provided mapping in accordance with the US Army Corp of Engineer Standards.
Fisher Associates Survey Team performed field survey and data preparation of over 50 natural cross sections of the Black River located in Watertown, NY for development of Flood Insurance Rate Maps for NYS. This project was challenging as the Black River, well-known for white water rafting and kayaking, was difficult to safely access and collect survey data. Working with the client and the NYSDEC land surveyor, our surveyors developed a safe and productive surveying approach to complete the project.
The Fisher Survey Team provided stream cross sections and structural locations for the Lycoming County RiskMAP project near Williamsport, PA. The study area encompassed approximately 22 miles of stream channels, including 15 major structures. Field data along with sketches, photographs and other documentation was processed and compiled. The research then was formed into the standard format outlined by appendix M.5 of the FEMA guidelines and specifications for analysis of potential flooding hazards.