cbec performs a variety of field services to support project specific needs
cbec excels with RTK GPS and total station topographic surveys including integrated single beam bathymetric surveys (often mounted to our ATV, two jet boats, or HyDrone remote controlled vessel) for accurate and rapid collection of elevation data in a variety of settings.
cbec routinely applies the latest customized tablet mapping technologies to perform detailed fluvial audits and watershed assessments that inform project
cbec frequently measures velocity and discharge, in accordance with USGS methods and QC standards, using a Sontek FlowTracker ADV and a boat mounted RDI RiverRay ADCP. This data is used for hydrodynamic model inputs, rating curve development, and model calibration.
cbec staff has extensive experience designing and implementing monitoring stations for collecting meteorological data (i.e., precipitation, air temperature, wind speed, solar radiation) to support our hydrologic, hydrodynamic, and water quality modeling.
cbec staff has experience performing subsurface mapping, using GPR technologies, to support vadose zone modeling and restoration design.
cbec staff has experience in measuring bed load and suspended load, facies mapping for sediment transport analyses, traditional Wolman pebble counts, as well as digital pebble counts.
cbec staff has experience using sonar to map obscured river bed features.
cbec owns a suite of stage recorders and water quality sondes for use in tidal and fluvial environments for the long-term monitoring of water levels, temperature, DO, turbidity, conductivity, pH, and nutrients.