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Bathymetric and supporting data for Sugar Creek Lake near Moberly, Missouri, 2018


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Richards, J.M., and Huizinga, R.J., 2019, Bathymetric and supporting data for Sugar Creek Lake near Moberly, Missouri, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Sugar Creek Lake is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Moberly, Missouri, in Randolph County, and has a full-pool surface area of approximately 330 acres. The lake primarily is used for recreation and drinking-water supply for the town of Moberly, Missouri. An earthen dam approximately 38-feet high and 1,125-feet long was constructed across the Sugar Creek valley in 1922. The elevation of the top of the dam is approximately 754 feet, with a 90-feet wide concrete spillway located near the right bank (west end) at an elevation of 746.8 feet. A previous bathymetric survey was completed in 2003. In cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey resurveyed the bathymetry of the lake to [...]

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Water Resource Center and Missouri's Safe Drinking Water Program has the responsibility of assisting state residents in assuring an adequate and safe water supply. As a result, a water supply study has been ongoing to ensure availability of water information for effective decision-making by communities and MDNR program managers. One of the benefits of the study is to determine and allocate existing water supplies, with the scope of the study to addresses surface-water supplies for cities and communities that are expected to experience water shortages during an extended drought. Surface-water supplies consist of lakes and streams and in many cases combinations of both. Water supply lake bathymetric surveys are integral to the water availability assessments during potential water shortages.


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DOI doi:10.5066/P9XDVRMT

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