Lake Union Exploration

Lake Union Exploration

Lake Union Project

Lake Union has now been fully mapped with high resolution side scan sonar.  The MDS team has explored and documented more than 45 wrecks to date.  With more than 30 wrecks remaining to explore this project will continue on for some time.   Exploration is now jointly managed with GUE and MDS.

 

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Lake Washington Project

With more than 1,000 targets of interest identified in Lake Washington this project has required years of effort.  Started in 2006 this ongoing project has resulted in the location and survey of hundreds of wrecks.

Lake Washington has a long maritime history and is uniquely suited to wreck exploration.  The deep, cold, fresh water preserves most wrecks and has kept them intact for hundreds of years.  This has allowed for the successful exploration of some of the Northwest's oldest know wrecks.

Exploration is actively happening with MDS, GUE, GUE Baseline, and through community exploration. 

Saltwater Reef

Saltwater Reef

Saltwater State Park

As part of a GUE Baseline project the new artificial reef at Saltwater State Park is being carefully documented and observed over time.  This evaluation includes imaging sonar, bathymetry, diving, video, photography, and physical survey.

Tire Reef Survey

Tire Reef Survey

Tire Reef Survey

In an effort to understand the extent of harmful artificial tire reefs in Puget Sound high resolution side scan imagery and survey is being conducted.  These images allow researches to count tires in a specific area and record the GPS location of each tire bundle.  This effort is part of a GUE Baseline project. 

Lake Cushman Exploration

Lake Cushman Exploration