Just in time for the weekend - Gardner Lake depth map

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by KBSJayhawk, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. KBSJayhawk

    KBSJayhawk New Member

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    Attached, for your viewing pleasure, our latest water depth map of Gardner Lake. It's color-coded by depth in feet - if anyone prefers a traditional line-time contour map, I can generate that too. But hopefully this will be of interest/use to someone......

    Cheers,
    Mark Jakubauskas
    Kansas Biological Survey

    Pardon the rotation - the forum only allows images that are 500 x 400, and Gardner is a long , thin, north-south lake that fits better as a 400x500 !
     

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  2. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Mark,

    Thanks very much for this. We were sitting on the bank there last weekend talking about the depth - we knew Gardner was deep, but we wondered how deep and where. Very interesting!
     

  3. lakeith

    lakeith New Member

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    Cool, do we have a expert amongst us? (I know some of you guys are experts at catching fish.)
     
  4. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Thanks For This Map It helps a whole lot
     
  5. oldprowler

    oldprowler New Member

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    Very interesting. Is that chart going to be available for sale anywhere? How about similar charts for other lakes in KS?
     
  6. KBSJayhawk

    KBSJayhawk New Member

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    Currently we have them for Lone Star, Carbondale, Olathe, and Gardner, and are doing about a lake every two weeks or so. Probably won't be for sale, but I'll be posting them on a public website, and I could do a limited number of hardcopy printouts in letter or poster size for a lake.
     
  7. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Is it possible to download a bigger map via ftp somewhere?
     
  8. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Mark, that is really a great fishing tool, thanks. Any plans in the future for doing Milford Lake, or is it to big of lake?
     
  9. waltywalt

    waltywalt New Member

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    hey that is really cool of u to do that
     
  10. KBSJayhawk

    KBSJayhawk New Member

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    To reply to Catfish Fever's question, no lake is really too large to run the depth mapper on. The only limitation is time and money ! (I'd sure like to get Wildlife and Parks to contract with us to start doing more of the state lakes...anyone have contacts in KDWP ?). We won't be doing Milford Lake very soon - at least within the next 6-9 months - but I still welcome any and all suggestions for lakes to put on our list. All things equal, I'd like to do lakes that are of interest/value to someone, so keep those suggestions coming.
     
  11. LBM

    LBM New Member

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    I would like to see Louisburg Middle Creek.
     
  12. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Mark, thanks for the reply. Just out of curiosity, what would an estimate of the cost be to do Milford Lake? Ya never know, just might be enough folks that fish this lake that'd be interested in getting it done.
     
  13. KBSJayhawk

    KBSJayhawk New Member

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    Hmmmmm......big lake, that. We estimated that Clinton or John Redmond would take us at least 5 full days of lake time, not including post-processing. Milford's a lot bigger than that. One state agency estimated the cost of doing bathymetry on Clinton at anywhere from $25,000-$50,000, so Milford could be estimated at even more. Small lakes, like Gardner, Carbondale, Olathe, and such that are 500 acres or smaller are a lot faster and easier - and thus cheaper - to do.
     
  14. KBSJayhawk

    KBSJayhawk New Member

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    KCCATS - Should have the website with larger downloadable maps up real soon. I'll post a notice as soon as possible. Also, we're talking about doing a print run of the Gardner Lake map for distribution. Details as that develops.
     
  15. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Wooooeeeee!, thanks for the info Mark, I just don't think there'd be THAT many people interested.:lol: I figured it'd be expensive BUT. . . . . Thanks again.
     
  16. KBSJayhawk

    KBSJayhawk New Member

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    Well, have faith, brother....maybe sometime in the near future the state or the Corps will decide it's a priority and send us out there to map it........
     
  17. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    well Mark,ive got 5 on it:lol: im sure Jim and Jerald would kick in a few bucks.gotta start somewhere:big_smile: that map of gardner is pretty neat!what is the process in making a map like that?do you have to cover every square foot of water to get the right read or is the sonar you use like a wide range sonar?it sounds like you have a pretty cool job
     
  18. leadsinker

    leadsinker Member

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    Mark, you are doing an outstanding job. I'm sure that any lake that is
    charted can be used by someone. Keep up the good work, and hopefully
    KDWP or the COE will get onboard.