Going the extra mile

RPC’s new field wagon.

In a recent subdivision, we had to survey a farm which had a natural river boundary last surveyed around 1916. Unfortunately, a number of the survey records were destroyed by fire in the Napier earthquake so our task was made a little more difficult than it would’ve otherwise been. We surveyed 1.6 km of river bed using the latest drone technology and making use of the farmer’s latest off road vehicle (above). The recent floods from cyclone Gabrielle resulted in a water level well above the vehicle height and covering the river bed as far as the eye can see. Fortunately, not too much damage was done here as the riverbed is well contained within steep banks but downstream they were not so fortunate.