Monthly Archives: July 2017

Dioptra Scans Ketchikan Lake Dam in Ketchikan, AK


Dioptra has teamed with DOWL in Ketchikan, Alaska to monitor multiple dams for the City of Ketchikan.  The Ketchikan Lake Dam, a 1200-foot long earthen dam, was scanned using our Leica C10 scanner for monitoring deformation and movement of the dam.  DOWL surveyors monitor the dam traditionally on the settlement monuments located across the dam.  Dioptra will compare the 2017 scan to the 2016 scan to determine if any movement has occurred and how much.  This data will be invaluable to the City of Ketchikan and their FERC monitoring requirements.

Dioptra’s Cardon Payne Passes FS Exam

Cardon Payne sat for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam on June 23, 2017.  Cardon passed the exam and applied for his Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) certificate through Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.  The Board accepted his application and exam results and provided Cardon with his LSI certification.  Cardon has been with Dioptra since 2014, is a 2016 graduate of Idaho State University’s Geomatics Technology program.  Cardon is looking forward to taking and passing the Principles of Surveying Exam and becoming a licensed land surveyor in Idaho.