Sidescan-sonar Tracklines in the Geographic Coordinate System - Lake Mead 2000

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A one-week geophysical survey was conducted in the Las Vegas Bay part of Lake Mead during June 1-6, 2000 to acoustically map the surficial sediments and shallow subsurface geology of this part of the lake. The study was done by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program in Woods Hole, MA and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The objective was to map the distribution, volume and acoustic character of sediment that has accumulated on the floor of this part of the lake. The need for systematic mapping of this part of the lake's floor is because pollutants associated with surface and groundwater enter the lake through Las Vegas Wash at the head of Las Vegas Bay. Some of the pollutants transported to the lake by this runoff are deposited with the sediments on the lake floor. Understanding the distribution of sediments in the lake is needed to establish an effective monitoring program. The study built upon a geophysical survey conducted by the USGS and UNLV in 1999 that covered the deeper water parts of Las Vegas Bay and Boulder Basin. This year's survey focussed on the shallow water parts of the head of Las Vegas Bay with particular attention being directed at Las Vegas, Gypsum and Government Washes. Of these three Washes, the most effort was put into surveying Las Vegas Wash. This survey was conducted with an Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar, a Knudsen high-resolution chirp subbottom profiling system, a Garmin fathometer, and P-Code GPS navigation. All data were logged digitally.

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Metadata Date November 25, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2003 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 25, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2003 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: The U.S. Geological Survey must be referenced as the originator of the dataset in any future products or research derived from these data., Access Constraints: none
Bbox East Long -114.808870
Bbox North Lat 36.135890
Bbox South Lat 36.114000
Bbox West Long -114.874450
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2000-06-01
Temporal Extent End 2000-06-06

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