Colored Shaded-Relief Bathymetric Map and Surrounding Aerial Imagery of Whiskeytown Lake, California

Scientific Investigations Map 3493
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The Carr wildfire began on July 23, 2018, and burned almost 300,000 acres (approximately half on Federal lands) in northern California during the subsequent 6-week period. Over 97 percent of the area within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California, burned during the 2018 Carr wildfire, including the entire landscape that surrounds and drains into Whiskeytown Lake. Shortly after the Carr wildfire ended, the U.S. Geological Survey began investigations into the landscape responses, such as changes in erosion and sediment deposition, that occurred after the fire. This study focused on the collection and processing of bathymetric data and onshore aerial imagery in and around Whiskeytown Lake, California, to support wildfire science after the fire.

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Dartnell, P., Logan, J.B., and East, A.E., 2022, Colored shaded-relief bathymetric map and surrounding aerial imagery of Whiskeytown Lake, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3493, scale 1:8,900,

ISSN: 2329-132X (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Colored shaded-relief bathymetric map and surrounding aerial imagery of Whiskeytown Lake, California
Series title Scientific Investigations Map
Series number 3493
DOI 10.3133/sim3493
Year Published 2022
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 1 Sheet: 35.00 x 35.00 inches; Data Release
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Whiskeytown Lake
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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