Montecito Mudslide Survey June 18th, 2018

Earlier this year Montecito, California was ravaged by wildfires, heavy rains and mudslides resulting in a massive cleanup of the horrific amount of debris incurred. The Wallace Group survey team has been assisting in these efforts by calculating how much debris basins in this area can hold in the future. Using a scanner and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) the team took orthorectified photos, removing the angles and tilts of a photo, resulting in a true representation of the positions of the image. A large photo of the entire work area will then be used to create a map for developing a volume calculation of the debris basins. With this calculation Montecito can improve future disaster plans, should these events take place again.  Watch a short video of the area at



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