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Bathymetric map of the north part of Great Salt Lake, Utah, 2006

Scientific Investigations Map 2954

Prepared in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, collected bathymetric data for the north part of Great Salt Lake during the spring and early summer of 2006 using a single beam, high-definition fathometer and real-time differential global positioning system. Approximately 5.2 million depth readings were collected along more than 765 miles of survey transects for construction of this map. Sound velocities were obtained in conjunction with the bathymetric data to provide time-of-travel corrections to the depth calculations. Data were processed using commercial hydrographic software and exported into a geographic information system (GIS) software for mapping. Due to the shallow nature of the lake and the limitations of the instrumentation, contours above an altitude of 4,194 feet were digitized from existing USGS 1:24,000 source-scale digital line graph data. The Behrens Trench is approximately located.

For additional information on methods used to derive the bathymetric contours for this map, please see Baskin, Robert L., 2006, Calculation of area and volume for the North Part of Great Salt Lake, Utah, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR–2006–1359

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bathymetric map of the north part of Great Salt Lake, Utah, 2006
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
2954
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Denver, CO
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
1 Map: 27 by 27 inches
Time Range Start:
2006-01-01
Time Range End:
2006-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
Other Geospatial:
Great Salt Lake