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A couple years ago, while doing some contract work for COE, I learned that a complete topographical survey was commissioned by the War Department to include all areas under consideration for flooding related to proposed Table Rock lake.  I posted advertisements seeking a copy of the maps and was successful in finding and purchasing one in good shape from a gentleman who had kept it from his grandfathers estate effects. 

I made full copies and a single copy is about 2” thick on standard half-sized blueprint paper.  I have experimented with colored pencils to better illustrate current normal (935’) pool levels and deeper water.  I only did this on a few pages and was considering hanging on the wall at our cabin.  I came across the maps while cleaning up a spare bedroom that had become our “junk room”.  This map is of interest to me because our cabin is at the junction of the White & Kings River. 

I welcome thoughts and ideas for these documents. 

 

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 Brown  is land.  Where there is dark brown the topography is steep, as in bluffs. Light blue is, arbitrarily, “normal fishable” depth, dark blue “deep fishable” and non-colored white is very deep. 

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Don't know if you have a budget and want to incorporate the actual print to some sort of statement decor. But what be cool would to have it commissioned into a wood work like a coffee table top. With 3D printing and other available technologies could be a neat piece with actual topographic contours and then finished off with a clear epoxy resin. Colors with contrast just as the map has would be neat and would have topographic depth as well. My 2 cents.

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6 hours ago, abkeenan said:

Don't know if you have a budget and want to incorporate the actual print to some sort of statement decor. But what be cool would to have it commissioned into a wood work like a coffee table top. With 3D printing and other available technologies could be a neat piece with actual topographic contours and then finished off with a clear epoxy resin. Colors with contrast just as the map has would be neat and would have topographic depth as well. My 2 cents.

That would be way cool. 

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They used to sell them or something very simular at the Project office, seems like it was 75 or so pages and was quite detailed.  Haven't seen one in years.

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i have had one for several decades.  it is how i found all the spots to be fishing.  spent lots of time using my flasher and that set of maps.

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Glad to hear more about this map, I found one tucked away in our cabin after we purchased it and framed our "section" and the cover page but didn't color it which is great idea. I need to learn how to read it better as merc1997 did.   Very cool piece of lake history.  It shows a cemetery right at the mouth of our small cove but I've never been able to locate any structure from it.    

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I have a Stockton map and one of Pomme. They are not color but the same kind of detail.

I will take some pictures if I get a change. 

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14 hours ago, InPiney said:

... It shows a cemetery right at the mouth of our small cove but I've never been able to locate any structure from it.    

Yeah, cemeteries are mostly "nothing" spots since they often dozed it flat after 'moving' what they could.... open graves & stuff.

There are exceptions...

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Those pre-lake surveys were the best thing since bread and butter for learning where to look.I spent awhile in some with Photoshop way back when, the result was cool, and I learned a lot doing it.

 

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