Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Evaluation of Proposed Savannah River Site L-Lake Drawdown

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L-Lake was created in 1985 to function as a once-through cooling water reservoir for L-Reactor at the Savannah River Site. The lake must be artificially maintained by pumping water from the Savannah River--at a significant annual cost. When L-Reactor was permanently shut down, studies were initiated to examine the ecological impact of a controlled L-Lake drawdown. An important part of these studies involved using GIS to develop a surface elevation model of the L-Lake floor based on side-scan sonar bathymetry data. The surface elevation model was validated by comparing computed lake volumes with engineering data acquired when the lake was ... continued below

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Bollinger, J.S. & Dunn, D. March 1, 1998.

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L-Lake was created in 1985 to function as a once-through cooling water reservoir for L-Reactor at the Savannah River Site. The lake must be artificially maintained by pumping water from the Savannah River--at a significant annual cost. When L-Reactor was permanently shut down, studies were initiated to examine the ecological impact of a controlled L-Lake drawdown. An important part of these studies involved using GIS to develop a surface elevation model of the L-Lake floor based on side-scan sonar bathymetry data. The surface elevation model was validated by comparing computed lake volumes with engineering data acquired when the lake was filled. The surface model finally was used to determine the lake bottom slope and to estimate the spatial extent of the lake at various water levels.

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  • SPECTRUM `98: nuclear and hazardous waste management international topical meeting, Denver, CO (United States), 13-18 Sep 1998

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  • Other: DE98052369
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--98-00186
  • Report No.: CONF-980905--
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 644583
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693446

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Bollinger, J.S. & Dunn, D. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Evaluation of Proposed Savannah River Site L-Lake Drawdown, article, March 1, 1998; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693446/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.