Smith Canal is a slough that runs along the south side of Smith Tract in Stockton. The slough connects to the Stockton Deepwater Channel just east of the Stockton Port (Rough and Ready Island). Because of the flood risk presented by Smith Canal, members of the Redefined Horizons team helped with surveys and GIS analysis to design a flood gate across the mouth of the canal. This work included levee surveys, levee right-of-way surveys, and GIS analysis to determine the extent of flood plains.
Landon Blake is a land surveyor and private land planner. He is licensed in California and Nevada. He is also a Certified Federal Surveyor and an FAA Part 107 Certified Remote (UAV) Pilot.