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Bighorn Lake (Montana/Wyoming) Sedimentation Survey Data

Bighorn Lake Sedimentation Survey Data. The primary purpose of this type of survey is to determine the present storage-elevation relationship of the reservoir and possible change in storage due to sedimentation. Bighorn Lake (Asset Management ID #03-0459-00001) is associated with Yellowtail Dam. Reservoir sedimentation surveys typically contain a survey report, area-capacity (ACAP) table, and geospatial data.
Generation Effort Reservoir Sedimentation Surveys
Themes Infrastructure and Assets
Tags Reservoir Sedimentation, Reservoir Survey, Area Capacity
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program

Location Information

Location Description Bighorn Lake, formed by Yellowtail Dam, is located in southcentral Montana. It is part of the Yellowtail Unit the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. The Yellowtail Unit is a multi-purpose development providing irrigation water, flood control, recreation and power generation.
Location Tags Missouri River Basin
Location Parent
State(s) Montana
Unified Region(s) Missouri Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation 3,200 ft
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84