Bathymetric Survey and Sedimentation Analysis of Lago Carite, Puerto Rico, January 2018

Scientific Investigations Map 3454
Prepared in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
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Abstract

During January 23–30, 2018, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, conducted a bathymetric survey of Lago Carite primarily to update estimates of the contemporary reservoir storage capacity and sedimentation rate. Previously designated transect lines were surveyed by using a depth sounder coupled to a differential Global Positioning System to generate a bottom contour map and, ultimately, the stage-storage relation for Lago Carite. Survey results indicated that the storage capacity was 10.0 million cubic meters in 2018; no substantial sedimentation has occurred since the last survey in 1999 and the annual capacity loss is about 0.20 percent of the original reservoir capacity. The useful life of Lago Carite is projected to be 397 years, ending in 2415.

Suggested Citation

Gómez-Fragoso, J.M., 2020, Bathymetric survey and sedimentation analysis of Lago Carite, Puerto Rico, January 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3454, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3454.

ISSN: 2329-132X (online)

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Table of Contents

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

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Bathymetric survey and sedimentation analysis of Lago Carite, Puerto Rico, January 2018
Series title Scientific Investigations Map
Series number 3454
DOI 10.3133/sim3454
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
Description 1 Sheet: 36.00 inches x 41.80 inches; Data Release
Country United States
State Puerto Rico
Other Geospatial Lago Carite
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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