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Scientific Investigations Map 3330

Prepared in cooperation with the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Bathymetric Survey of Lake Calumet, Cook County, Illinois

By James J. Duncker, Kevin K. Johnson, and Jennifer B. Sharpe

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The U.S. Geological Survey collected bathymetric data in Lake Calumet and a portion of the Calumet River in the vicinity of Lake Calumet to produce a bathymetric map. The bathymetric survey was made over 3 days (July 26, September 11, and November 7, 2012). Lake Calumet has become a focus area for Asian carp rapid-response efforts by state and federal agencies, and very little bathymetric data existed prior to this survey. This bathymetric survey provides data for a variety of scientific and engineering studies of the area; for example, hydraulic modeling of water and sediment transport from Lake Calumet to the Calumet River.

First posted June 10, 2015

For additional information, contact:
Director, llinois Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
405 N. Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

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Suggested citation:

Duncker, J.J., Johnson, K.K., and Sharpe, J.B., 2015, Bathymetric survey of Lake Calumet, Cook County, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3330, 1 sheet,

ISSN 2329-132X (online)




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