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Bathymetry of Clear Creek Reservoir, Chaffee County, Colorado, 2016

Scientific Investigations Map 3375

Prepared in cooperation with the Pueblo Board of Water Works and Colorado Mountain College
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https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3375

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Abstract

To better characterize the water supply capacity of Clear Creek Reservoir, Chaffee County, Colorado, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Pueblo Board of Water Works and Colorado Mountain College, carried out a bathymetry survey of Clear Creek Reservoir. A bathymetry map of the reservoir is presented here with the elevation-surface area and the elevation-volume relations. The bathymetry survey was carried out June 6–9, 2016, using a man-operated boat-mounted, multibeam echo sounder integrated with a Global Positioning System and a terrestrial survey using real-time kinematic Global Navigation Satellite Systems. The two collected datasets were merged and imported into geographic information system software. The equipment and methods used in this study allowed water-resource managers to maintain typical reservoir operations, eliminating the need to empty the reservoir to carry out the survey.

Suggested Citation

Kohn, M.S., Kinzel, P.J., and Mohrmann, J.S., 2017, Bathymetry of Clear Creek Reservoir, Chaffee County, Colorado, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3375, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3375

ISSN: 2329-132X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Purpose and Scope
  • Description of Study Area
  • Bathymetry Measurements and Post-Processing
  • Bathymetry Measurements used in Data Collection
  • Post-Processing and Data Analysis
  • Bathymetry of Clear Creek Reservoir
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bathymetry of Clear Creek Reservoir, Chaffee County, Colorado, 2016
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
3375
DOI:
10.3133/sim3375
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Colorado Water Science Center
Description:
Map: 36.01 x 28.00 inches; Data Release, Read Me
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
County:
Chaffee County
Other Geospatial:
Clear Creek Reservoir
Online Only (Y/N):
Y