Developing a Database to Track Structures on the Shoreline of a Reservoir


Dr. Darrell Townsend II, Ph.D.


Monitoring and permitting more than 10,000 boat docks, water intakes, retaining walls, and other hazardous structures along the shoreline of Grand Lake in Oklahoma is a size-able task.  To simplify the process and maintain more accurate information, the Grand River Dam Authority Developed a database using geographic information system software.