Abstract or Description
This map illustrates the effect of impoundments on surface water elevation. The translucent coloring of each lake represents the surface water elevation (white representing 254m, brown representing 248m, etc.). The surface water elevation of each lake becomes progressively lower (the highest being East Pond and the lowest being Messalonskee Lake) because of 5 dams regulating water flow among the lakes. Lakes depth is depicted using bathymetry data in which darker colors represent deeper water. The elevation of the land surrounding the Belgrade lakes is depicted by a hillshade layer in order to portray topography.
Source Data Note
Data for this map was gathered from the Maine office of GIS and the Colby Environmental Assessment Team (CEAT).
Recommended CitationHomeier, Daniel "Belgrade Lakes: Lake Surface Elevation and Impoundments," Atlas of Maine: Vol. 2010: No. 1, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/atlas_docs/vol2010/iss1/9