07 April 2013: Preparing Petitioner’s Response to DEP’s Bathymetric Survey

I’ve finished my assessment of the bathymetric survey and have begun preparing my comments. I wish I could tell you that that survey is fantastic and I love it. I cannot. I feel that it is deeply flawed. As a (retired) Maine Professional Land Surveyor I am perhaps uniquely qualified to evaluate the survey, having made (and checked) numerous contour maps over the years both directly from data collection to finish drafting and indirectly by establishing horizontal and vertical control for large mapping projects involving aerial photography. I know what to look for and I know what I’m talking about.

I’ll leave it there for now. I’d like the Department to read about my allegations directly before I post anything publicly. Theoretically I have until the 17th of April to submit comments on the survey but I’d really like to get them in the mail tomorrow. I’ll upload it here as soon as I’ve sent it out.

On another note, David Hodsdon combined the Clary Lake depth points document with the bathymetric survey in one convenient and easy-to-view jpeg image which I’ve uploaded to Google Drive. Thanks David. I’ll post it to the Maps Charts & Graphs page later.

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