Research Activities: 2003

GPR and Resistivity to Determine Depth to Bedrock at the Roaring River Trout Hatchery




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Matching Research Agency

Missouri Department of Conservation

Principal Investigator

Neil Anderson
University of Missouri-Rolla
Department of Geology and Geophysics
125 McNutt Hall
Rolla, Missouri, 65401
p(573) 341-4852
f(573) 341-6935

Student Involvement

Graduate students acquire, process and interpret data under Anderson's supervision

Project Objective

The objective is to map depth to bedrock along toe of spillway. These data will be used to design sheet piling program.

Project Abstract

The spillway and dam at Roaring River Trout Hatchery were built in the 1930's, and now leak to the point where sufficient waters to support a full-capacity hatchery operation cannot be retained over extended periods. The Missouri Department of Conservation requires information about the depth to bedrock so that mitigation efforts can be planned.


Anticipated Benefits

UMR faculty will have an opportunity to test novel GPR acquisition parameters at this site.


Modal Orientation

Non-destructive and non-invasive imaging


Project Start Date:August 1, 2003
Project End Date:July 31, 2004

Relationship to other Research/Projects

UMR faculty members are engaged in a number of externally-funded projects that involve the non-destructive imaging of engineered structures and non-invasive site characterization.

Technology Transfer Activities

Expertise with respect to acquisition, processing, interpretation and application of geophysical technologies will be shared via publications and presentations.

Transportation Research Board Keywords

Non-destructive imaging, non-invasive imaging, technology transfer, education