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Morris Sheppard Dam Lidar

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What Are We Looking At?

This LiDAR point cloud was acquired from a FEMA 2013 data set. The image centers over the Morris Sheppard Dam in Palo Pinto County at the South Eastern edge of Possum Kingdom Lake.

From Wikipedia:

The lake is located where the Brazos River cuts through the Palo Pinto Hills.The canyon thus formed provided a favorable site for impoundment of the reservoir and accounts for the unusual depth of the lake and the resulting clarity of the water.

The dam was completed in 1942 as a project of the Brazos River Authority and the Works Progress Administration. It stretches 820 meters in length and rises 58 meters in height.

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