Drone to Assist Study of Ingersoll Flood Control Channel (media release, April 26, 2017)
April 26, 2017: The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is working with GeoProcess Research Associates to fly a drone through the Ingersoll Channel on Thursday, April 27. This study will gather elevation data and video information that will be used for a geomorphology study of the Ingersoll flood control channel.
Thursday’s work will include aerial reconnaissance to acquire data required for the geomorphology study. The purpose of the study is to develop a better understanding of the form and function of the Channel with respect to:
– Streambank erosion, deposition, and sediment transport
– Morphological stability and stressors
– Flood capacities
– Opportunities with respect to hydraulic, physical, aquatic, and riparian habitats
The Ingersoll Flood Control Channel was built in 1950 along the South Thames River from Beachville to the west side of Ingersoll. The channel was designed to help protect Ingersoll and the industrial and quarry activities upstream from flooding.
Contact: Fraser Brandon-Sutherland, Water Control Structures Technologist