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Drainage design by drones


October 20, 2017
By The Western Producer

In the drainage business, the term “best performance” no longer means moving the greatest volume of dirt. Just the opposite, in fact. In today’s world, “best performance” means moving the least amount of dirt to move the greatest volume of water. Moving dirt costs money. The object is to obtain drainage goals without moving extra soil.

A UAV helicopter (unmanned aerial vehicle) bouncing a pulsating laser beam off the Earth’s surface can produce a topographical field map with sub-one-inch accuracy. The result is a highly precise drainage map. To read the full story, click here.


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