Otter Creek Watershed Study
Client: Bucks County Planning Commission
Location: Five Municipalities within Bucks County, PA
Type/Size: Flood Study
Services: Land Surveying
PCS provided land surveying services to set control points for the Aerial Mapping of the 30 square mile watershed of Otter Creek in Lower Bucks County. PCS utilized its GPS receivers to obtain accurate elevations and coordinates for control points. This approach minimized the period of time to conduct surveys by eliminating the traverse between the control points required when using conventional surveying methods.
The area of the Otter Creek Watershed and sub-watersheds were based on historical maps and field surveys to determine the location of ridgelines delineating the watersheds. Topographic slopes and stream slopes were determined based upon historical maps, land development plans, aerial topographic mapping and PC&S field surveys of structures.