Find the perfect basin by designing 10 or more of them in less than an hour!
A basin has a very specific purpose and the more precise the design, the more effective the basin. In the past, estimating the costs and building a basin that was “pretty good” took days and even at that, you only had one option.
BasinBuilder allows planners to create and explore options, looking for the optimum solution within as little as 30 minutes. As with all our conservation planning tools, you will be able to show a landowner a dynamic spreadsheet that offers a range of basins. At a glance, the owner can see a variety of dam heights, pool sizes, drain times and tile sizes. It will also include base costs for each option. Then, with the click of your mouse, you can sort and filter the choices based on the landowner’s questions, feedback and needs.
Building more than one basin? A BasinBuilder estimate can illustrate the effects created by having another basin upstream in the watershed. (All calculations are based on high-resolution digital elevation models derived from LiDAR data.)
With BasinBuilder, you can:
- Provide multiple options
- Estimate costs with accurate, local prices
- Offer better information for better decisions
- View or print a customizable report
- Increase the likelihood that a pond will actually be built
- Increase turnaround speed
While BasinBuilder is not a substitute for an engineering design, it is easy to use, fast and 90%+ accurate. Don’t have any GIS experience? No problem. Within 60 minutes of training, you’ll have planned your first basin and be looking forward to more.
All calculations are based on LiDAR and use established design standards.