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Higginsville Reservoir (Upper and Lower) near Higginsville, Missouri, 2020

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

Water supply lakes are the primary source of water for many communities in northern and western Missouri. Therefore, accurate and up-to-date estimates of lake capacity are important for managing and predicting adequate water supply. Many of the water supply lakes in Missouri were previously surveyed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the early 2000s (Richards, 2013) and in 2013 (Huizinga, 2014); however, years of potential sedimentation may have resulted in reduced water storage capacity. Periodic bathymetric surveys are useful to update the area/capacity table and to determine changes in the bathymetric surface. Higginsville Reservoir is a pair of water supply lakes used by the city of Higginsville in west-central Missouri. The surface area of the lower reservoir is about 148 acres at the full pool level of the primary spillway (754.8 feet above the North American Vertical Datum of 1988), and the surface area of the upper reservoir is about 41 acres at the full pool level of the upper primary spillway (763.1 feet above the North American Vertical Datum of 1988). A previous bathymetric survey was completed in 2002 with a single-beam echosounder. In June 2020, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and in collaboration with the City of Higginsville, completed a bathymetric survey of Higginsville Reservoir using a multibeam echosounder. The water-surface elevation of the lower reservoir during the survey was about 754.8 feet, and the water-surface elevation of the upper reservoir was about 763.1. The echosounder data can be combined with light detection and ranging (lidar) data to prepare a bathymetric map and a surface area and capacity table for the lake. The gridded bathymetric point data for the upper reservoir were computed on a 0.82-foot (0.25-meter) grid using the Combined Uncertainty and Bathymetry Estimator (CUBE) method, which is used as the source of points to create the bathymetric surface for the upper reservoir. The gridded bathymetric point data for the lower reservoir were computed on a 1.64-foot (0.50-meter) grid using the CUBE method, which is used as the source of points to create the bathymetric surface for the lower reservoir. The two bathymetric point shapefiles were combined in a single zip file (HigginsvilleReservoir2020_bathy_pts.zip). Bathymetric quality-assurance data for the lower reservoir (HigginsvilleReservoir2020_QA_raw.zip) were collected to evaluate the vertical accuracy of the gridded bathymetric point data. Each of these zip files contains a shapefile with an attribute table. Attribute/column labels of each table are described in the "Entity and attribute" section of the metadata file. References Cited: Huizinga, R.J., 2014, Bathymetric surveys and area/capacity tables of water-supply reservoirs for the city of Cameron, Missouri, July 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1005, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141005. Richards, J.M., 2013, Bathymetric surveys of selected lakes in Missouri—2000–2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1101, 9 p. with appendix, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1101.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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