Monthly Archives: September 2011

Degrove Approved to Serve SRWMD

Degrove Surveyors has been selected as an approved surveyor by the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year.  The District manages water and other related resources in all of Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union counties, as well as parts of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy, and Putnam counties.  Degrove has over a decade of experience serving other water management districts in Florida, including St. Johns River, South Florida, and Southwest Florida.  Our services have included boundary, topographic, monitoring well site, hydrographic, control, as-built, and wetland surveys, as well as many other general surveying duties.  Degrove looks forward to the opportunity to develop a positive working relationship with the District.

Degrove Provides Survey Support for JEA Total Water Management Plan

Degrove has been providing survey support on Segments 3 and 6 of the JEA Total Water Management Plan (TWMP).  The goal of this pipeline project is to deliver potable water from the west side of the St. Johns River to Cortez Road.  The total corridor is nearly eight miles long, with Segments 3 and 6 encompassing over three miles of the route .  Since 2008, Degrove has also completed hydrographic surveys in the St. Johns River and provided survey support for preliminary recon on possible routes for the TWMP.

This summer, Degrove completed Topographic Route Surveys for both Segment 3 and Segment 6.  These surveys were completed to determine the existing site conditions for design considerations in construction for the TWMP Pipeline Project.  Degrove established control on each segment.  The vertical control of the individual segments were tied together and adjusted through a network of level runs that Degrove has built over the last 13 years. Location included all above ground features within and 10 feet outside the right-of-way.  Cross-sections were surveyed at 100-foot intervals and at significant breaks in grade.  Pipe inverts and underground utilities were also located.  Deliverables included electronic CAD files and printed hard copies.

Segment 3 began on Rio St. Johns Drive at Matanzas Way and proceeded easterly along Matanzas Way to Argo Drive, then northerly—through the transition from Argo to Bretta Street—to Commerce Street, then easterly along Commerce, crossing University Boulevard, to Westdale Drive, then northerly along Westdale to the JEA Water Treatment Plant – the total length of the route for Segment 3 being approximately 8300 feet.

Segment 6 began near the intersection of Southside Boulevard and Bradley Road, proceeded easterly along Bradley Road to Anniston Road, then southerly to pickup Bradley Road again, then easterly along Bradley to Cortez Road and 150 feet north and south along Cortez– the total length of the route for Segment 6 being approximately 9100 feet.  Degrove also completed the subsurface utility location and designation along Segment 6.

Degrove is proud to continue providing services for JEA projects.

Degrove Continues Providing Survey Support for Watershed Management Plans

Degrove Surveyors recently completed a project that will provide the survey data necessary for the Alligator Creek Watershed Management Plan.  Specifically, the data delivered will aid in the creation of a model of the Alligator Creek Watershed.  The model will support the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and the City of Clearwater in their efforts with the Watershed Management Plan.  Degrove completed a Topographic and Hydraulic Structure Survey that included 104 hydraulic structures, 4 bridges, and 34 channel cross-sections.  Field crews used a combination of RTK-GPS and conventional trigonometric and differential leveling to achieve the data.  The project had a 60 day time-line and was completed early.