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Board approves laser contour-mapping project

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St. Croix County supervisors voted last week to combine $30,000 from a St. Croix River Crossing fund with other grants to pay for a laser contour-mapping project that’s expected to cut the time and cost of detecting areas that cause water pollution.


“It’s pretty cool,” said Supervisor Andy Brinkman of the high resolution Light Imaging Detection and Radar (LiDAR) data terrain analysis. “It’s cooler than Star Wars was in the 70s.”

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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