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Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014

Scientific Investigations Map 3364

Prepared in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority
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https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3364

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, in 2013–14 in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority. The survey updated a previous survey, conducted in 2000, and provided accurate information regarding reservoir storage capacity and sedimen­tation rate using bathymetric techniques and a global positioning system coupled with a depth sounder device. The results of the 2013–14 survey indicated a total storage capacity for Lago Lucchetti of 10.21 million cubic meters and a long­-term sedimentation rate loss of 0.16 million cubic meters per year based on the original capacity in 1952. Sediment accumulation was about 10.14 million cubic meters over the life of the reservoir, which represents a storage decrease of about 50 percent of the original capacity in 1952. On the basis of a comparison between the 2013–14 and 2000 surveys, the useful life for Lago Lucchetti is projected to end in 2076.

Suggested Citation

Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta, 2016, Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3364, 1 sheet, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3364.

ISSN: 2329-132X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Method of Survey and Analysis
  • Storage Capacity, Sedimentation Rate, and Useful Life
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
3364
DOI:
10.3133/sim3364
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Caribbean Water Science Center
Description:
Report: 29 x 32 inches; Data release
Country:
Puerto Rico
City:
Yauco
Other Geospatial:
Lago Lucchetti
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y