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Scientific Investigations Map 3289

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Bathymetric Maps and Water-Quality Profiles of Table Rock and North Saluda Reservoirs, Greenville County, South Carolina

By Jimmy M. Clark, Celeste A. Journey, Douglas D. Nagle, and Timothy H. Lanier

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Lakes and reservoirs are the water-supply source for many communities. As such, water-resource managers that oversee these water supplies require monitoring of the quantity and quality of the resource. Monitoring information can be used to assess the basic conditions within the reservoir and to establish a reliable estimate of storage capacity. In April and May 2013, a global navigation satellite system receiver and fathometer were used to collect bathymetric data, and an autonomous underwater vehicle was used to collect water-quality and bathymetric data at Table Rock Reservoir and North Saluda Reservoir in Greenville County, South Carolina. These bathymetric data were used to create a bathymetric contour map and stage-area and stage-volume relation tables for each reservoir. Additionally, statistical summaries of the water-quality data were used to provide a general description of water-quality conditions in the reservoirs.

First posted March 28, 2014

For additional information, contact:
Director, South Carolina Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Stephenson Center, Suite 129
720 Gracern Road
Columbia, SC 29210–7651
(803) 750–6100

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Suggested citation:

Clark, J.M., Journey, C.A., Nagle, D.D., and Lanier, T.H., 2014, Bathymetric maps and water-quality profiles of Table Rock and North Saluda Reservoirs, Greenville County, South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3289, 2 plates,

ISSN 2329–132X (online)





Bathymetry and Storage Volumes

Water-Quality Conditions

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