Brendan Harmon

The Hungry River Studio

14 October 2018

Drone Survey of a Sand & Gravel Mine on the Amite River

Water Systems Studio


The Hungry River: Designing a Future for the Amite River’s Former Sand and Gravel Mines

Graduates students in LSU Landscape Architecture’s LA 7031 Water Systems Studio in Fall 2018 studied how sand and gravel mines have impacted the Amite River and designed new futures for reclaimed mining sites. This semester long design studio and the resulting report were made possible through grant support from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as generous gifts from the Chevron Gulf of Mexico Business Unit and the Charles Lamar Family Foundation.

Drone Survey

An aerial survey of a sand and gravel mine on the Amite River by the studio.

Drone: DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Software: Agisoft Metashape & CloudCompare

Team: Brendan Harmon, Hayden Hammons, Taylor Jacobsen, Nguyet Nguyen, Elizabeth Peterson, Tanvi Shah, Xi Stich, & Andrew Wright

Repository: Sketchfab

Student Work

Andrew Wright, MLA 2020