What is a Bathymetric Map?
A bathymetric map is a topographic map of a lake’s bottom and provides data on lake average depth, maximum depth and volume, and indicates the location of structures on the lake floor. For the last 100 years the Borough’s knowledge of our lakes’ bottoms has been mainly anecdotal supported with little scientific data.
In 2010, the Environmental Commission and the Lakes Management Committee sought a matching grant from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) to formally “map” the lake beds within our Borough. This information was needed to better manage the annual administration of chemical treatments to control invasive species, nuisance weeds and harmful algae. It also provides critical information to measure the speed of eutrophication (lake bed filling with sediment) so remedies can be proposed on this front as well.
The maps available are 3D, contour and sediment (Wildwood Lake only).
3 Dimensional Bathymetric Maps of Mountain Lakes
Maps exist for Birchwood Lake but appear to be too large to post here. If you want a copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll figure out how to get them to you.
Contour Maps of Mountain Lakes
Sediment Maps of Mountain Lakes