July 15, 1999
The maps don't guarantee successful fishing, but they do pinpoint some of the places that fish are most likely to be found.
The maps show the topography -- or changes in elevation -- of the land's surface around the reservoirs, along with roads, quarries, houses and other man-made features. The maps also depict the river channels that existed before the lakes were built. Those old river channels, which are now underwater but generally still exist as places where water is slightly deeper, often harbor fish and make good places for fishing.
The new maps show the complete topography of the lake bottom for Clinton Lake, in Douglas County, and Perry Lake, in Jefferson County.
Each map shows the entire lake and the area surrounding it, at a scale of 1:36,000, so that one inch on the map equals about 3,000 feet. The maps are printed on water-resistant paper.
Copies of the maps are available for $15 each, plus $4 for postage and handling, from the Kansas Geological Survey, 1930 Constant Ave., Lawrence KS 66047, or by phone at (785) 864-3965. Kansas residents should add 6.9 percent sales tax.