CMQuébec contracted NV5 to collect the topobathymetric Lidar data during leaf-on conditions for an area of interest containing eight rivers surrounding Québec City. The community and NV5 worked together collaboratively in order to prepare an effective flight plan. CMQuébec drew on the experience from its previous topobathymetric Lidar survey, as well as its intimate local knowledge of the watercourses and weather patterns, to provide valuable recommendations to NV5’s survey team. CMQuébec also took responsibility for pre-flight ground surveys, doing everything possible to set the project on the right course.
The completed topobathymetric Lidar survey represents an important first step, as the result will be the first complete bathymetric digital model in Québec City. CMQuébec expects the model to provide the foundation for further research and planning, particularly for hydraulic modeling. Over the long term, this information will lead to a safer and more prosperous Québec City — one that’s prepared for the next 500 years along its web of watercourses.
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