Automated Underwater Vehicle
Thad Tuggle from the Huntington District’s Water Resources Engineering Section deployed the EcoMapper Automated Underwater Vehicle to collect dissolved oxygen levels above and below the R.C. Byrd Lock and Dam. High dissolved oxygen levels can have a negative impact on aquatic life. The EcoMapper uses GPS and acoustic Doppler to track its location while measuring a full suite of water quality parameters at multiple depths through the water column.