SDE Feature Class
planningCadastre, sounding points, isolines, bathymetry, California, Oceans, Salton Sea, contours
This data was automated to support normal graphic products of the Salton Sea in which depth or elevation of the lake bed are required. For engineering purposes, the user should return to the original sounding points to regenerate a lake floor surface, but for cartographic depiction, this database should be sufficient.
This data set contains bathymetric isolines for the Salton Sea at an interval of five feet. This data was generated from the sounding points taken by Bureau of Reclamation staff as part of a reconnaissance study perfomed for the Salton Sea Science Advisory Committee. This data has been extensively computer-generalized and manually smoothed using a graphic editor. Every fifth contour has also been coded as an index contour to mimic conventional symbolization of topography and bathymetry, and all contours have been assigned both elevation and depth.
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