The Hoopa Tribe in Northern California is in the process of building a stream diversion project for Salmon & Steelhead spawning enhancement on Supply Creek. Shooting grades became an easy task with the help of LTI's MapSmart with Volume software and TruPulse laser rangefinder.
To get the "base" note, they shot to the grade stakes on the rim of the channel and to get the "top" note, they simply shot in the sides and the floor of the channel.
Using the MapSmart w/volume software enabled them to quickly calculate the volume of the removed material. This material will then be used to back fill other parts of their property.
The entire job was able to be shot safely from the access road, away from the dangerous equipment being used in the channel. More...