ERDC scientists assist USACE New Orleans District with turbidity assessment at Bayou Rigaud
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Environmental Laboratory researchers Shea Hammond (front left) and Justin Wilkens (front right) on the back of a tugboat with the i3X0 EcoMapper, an autonomous underwater vehicle. A U.S. Coast Guard crew and support vessel provided support while the EcoMapper missions were underway. The EcoMapper was used to help respond to a Dredging Operations Technical Support (DOTS) request to monitor turbidity near a cutterhead dredge in the Bayou Rigaud Navigation Channel near Grand Isle, Louisiana.