Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Drone’s Eye View of the Elwha River

This is super cool.

Via Moldy Chum:

Scientists have been looking at all angles of the Elwha River since deconstruction began on two dams just over a year ago. They’ve been testing turbidity, tracking river otters and conducting an ongoing salmon census.
And now they’re using remote-control planes to record high-definition video and thermal images. They’re securing a small camera to a 4-foot wide drone, which can flies as high as 500 feet over the river.
Footage provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.


  1. That was super cool. Lets hope all works out with retoration efforts, solving the hatchery dilema, and the return of fish as best as possible. You bring us some neat stuff.