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Bathymetric survey of the Brandon Road Dam Spillway, Joliet, Illinois


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Engel, F.L., and Krahulik, J.R., 2016, Bathymetric survey of the Brandon Road Dam Spillway, Joliet, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Bathymetric survey data of the Brandon Road Dam spillway was collected on May 27 and May 28, 2015 by the US Geological Survey (USGS) using Trimble Real-Time Kinematic Global Positioning System (RTK-GPS) equipment. The base station was set up over a temporarily installed survey pin on both days. This pin was surveyed into an existing NGS benchmark (PID: BBCN12) within the Brandon Road Lock property. In wadeable sections, a GPS rover with 2.0 meter range pole and flat-foot was deployed. In sections unable to be waded, a 2.0 meter range pole was fix-mounted to a jon boat, and a boat-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) was used to collect the depth data. ADCP depth data were reviewed in the WinRiver II software and exported [...]


Point of Contact :
Frank L. Engel
Originator :
Frank L. Engel, Justin Krahulik
Metadata Contact :
Frank Engel
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Central Midwest Water Science Center

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These data were collected in support of the US Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS).

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DOI doi:10.5066/F73F4MRV

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