Single-Beam Bathymetry Sounding Data of Lake Okeechobee, Florida (2001) in XYZ format

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Lake Okeechobee is located in south Florida and is bounded by the Kissimmee River Basin to the north and Everglades National Park to the south. Lake Okeechobee is the largest lake (1890 km2) in Florida and encompasses a drainage area of over 14,200 km2. The lake provides agricultural water supply, back-up water supply for urban areas, flood protection to adjacent communities, critical bird and fisheries habitats, is part of the Okeechobee Waterway navigation canal, and boating recreation. Over the past 100 years, land use change and population increases have adversely impacted the health of the lake mostly by extreme water level fluctuations and excessive nutrient loading mostly from agricultural activities. High-resolution bathymetric mapping was conducted in 2001 in Lake Okeechobee by the USGS, in cooperation with SFWMD. High-resolution, acoustic bathymetric surveying is a proven method to map sea and lake floor elevations. Survey tracklines were spaced 1000 meters apart and orientated in a north-south direction. Tracklines collected in an east-west orientation (intersecting tracklines) functioned to serve as a cross-check and to assess the relative vertical accuracy of the survey. Ideally, vertical data values at the crossing should be exactly the same. In reality, this is not always the case due to random errors of survey system. Several perimeter survey lines were also collected. Soundings were collected along each trackline at 3-meter spacing. Approximately 1,550 kilometers of survey lines were collected. In shallow areas, data was collected in a minimum of 0.6 meters water depth except where there is potential damage to the bottom environment or the boat/motors was a significant possibility. This report serves as an archive of processed single-beam bathymetry data that were collected in Lake Okeechobee, Florida in 2001. Geographic information system data products include XYZ data, bathymetric contours, USGS quadrangle maps, and associated formal Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata.

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Metadata Date February 1, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2015 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 1, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: These data should not be used for navigational purposes., Access Constraints: The U.S. Geological Survey requests that it be referenced as the originator of this dataset in any future products or research derived from these data.
Bbox East Long -80.61415
Bbox North Lat 27.21394
Bbox South Lat 26.71152
Bbox West Long -81.01014
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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