Deep Wellesley thoughts: Lake Waban goes down about 40 feet

Lake Waban mapThanks to research from Wellesley College class of 2014 student Caroline Templeton and Assistant Professor of Geosciences Katrin Monecke, we now know that the deepest part of Lake Waban is about 40 feet.

The researchers used an echo-sounder, GPS device, program written by Templeton and a computer connection to collect depth info from a boat and then compiled a bathymetric map to show off Lake Waban’s two sub-basins. The darker the colors in the map, the deeper the water.

More details here from Wellesley College.Lake Waban May 2012

 

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