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Bathymetry and Storage Capacity of Blue Mountain Lake, Arkansas.


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Wagner, D.M., 2018, Bathymetry and storage capacity of Blue Mountain Lake, Arkansas: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


A bathymetric survey of Blue Mountain Lake, Arkansas, was conducted in May 2017 by the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) using methodologies for sonar surveys similar to those described by Wilson and Richards (2006). Point data from the bathymetric survey were merged with point data from an aerial LiDAR survey conducted in December 2010 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Little Rock District. From the combined point data, a terrain dataset (a type of triangulated irregular network, or TIN model) was created in Esri ArcGIS for the lakebed within the extent of pool elevation 420 feet above the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). Products included in this data release [...]

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Bathymetric data were collected and merged with aerial LiDAR data to update bathymetric maps and storage capacity of the lake. The products included in the ESRI file geodatabase associated with this data release are intended to be used as a foundation for interpretive work. A second DEM is provided in GeoTiff format for end-users who cannot make use of an Esri file geodatabase. Bathymetric contours are provided for display purposes only and are not intended to be used for computations of area or volume.


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DOI doi:10.5066/F7Z60N1P

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