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AUS-ROV and ROV Downunder performed an ROV general visual inspection (GVI) on Little Nerang Dam in the Gold Coast Hinterland on Thursday, November 23, 2014. Previous inspections conducted by commercial divers failed to locate the last of five 90 degree upward facing intake valves that protrude from the concrete dam structure. Using a Tritech Micron Imaging Sonar, AUS-ROV Operations Team were able to locate all five of the bell mouths and provide visual confirmation on their integrity and blockage status. The project team also investigated the dewatering valve gate and confirmed what divers were not able to see on previous inspection. SEQ Water Management responsible for the operation of this dam were pleasantly impressed with the SeaBotix LBV200's video quality and ability to capture critical information which strongly defines the scope of works required to ensure the City of Gold Coast has access to clean drinking water captured in the pristine hinterland of the Gold Coast.

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