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

March 6, 2017

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.

Publication Year 2017
Title Bathymetry of Clear Creek Reservoir, Chaffee County, Colorado, 2016
DOI 10.3133/sim3375
Authors Michael S. Kohn, Paul J. Kinzel, Jacob S. Mohrmann
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Scientific Investigations Map
Series Number 3375
Index ID sim3375
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Colorado Water Science Center