Underwater Surveys for Specialized Projects

Hydrographic surveys map river, stream, and lake bathymetry to determine the physical features of an underwater area. Like land surveys, our team uses special equipment to measure and define a body of water to support various engineering design projects.

We often use hydrographic and hydraulic surveys with our bridge and transportation design and natural resources engineering work to locate all structure data, such as water surface elevations, sewage levels, and flow lines, and in preparation for transportation structures such as bridges and roadways.

Morrison-Maierle survey crews work both on land and in bodies of water.
Hydrographic surveys help determine the physical features of an underwater area.

Our utility mapping services approach hydrographic surveying as a highly specialized and strategic professional engineering service. We know your project has unique problems and characteristics; we can handle those by applying professional experience, technology, and local knowledge.

With more than 120 cumulative years of hydrographic survey experience, our staff has the training and technology to provide up-to-date deliverables and data for your next project.

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