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Bathymetry of Morse Reservoir near Noblesville, Indiana, 2016


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Boldt, J.A., and Martin, Z.W., 2020, Bathymetry of Morse and Geist Reservoirs in central Indiana, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data are high-resolution bathymetry (lake bottom elevation) in a gridded XYZ format, generated from hydrographic surveys of Morse Reservoir in May 2016. Hydrographic data were collected using a multibeam echo-sounder (MBES) with integrated inertial navigation solution (INS) mounted on a marine survey vessel. Data were collected as the vessel traversed the lake along survey lines distributed throughout the area. Data collection software integrated and stored the depth data from the multibeam sonar and the horizontal and vertical position and attitude data of the vessel from the INS in real time. In the shallow areas, additional data were collected with an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) and a real-time kinematic global [...]


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Hydrographic data were collected along survey lines within the study area to capture the lake bottom elevation. Elevation-area-volume tables were calculated from these data to provide information for water availability and drought planning.
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