or the image above for the GPS map.
Lake Jennings is a drinking water reservoir making it's water
level susceptible to water usage and management. There are
times when the lake water level will drop 20 to 25 feet. This
low water period usually occurs yearly. In 2005 lake management
personnel decided to take advantage of these low water conditions
and build artificial structures and fish habitats in areas
of the exposed lake bed. Rock piles and artificial structures
were placed in key areas of the lake. Fish habitats designed
to encourage fish spawning and foraging were built. Lake personnel
documented all the structures and habitats by marking them
on a map of the lake. GPS coordinates were recorded for each
area . Lake customers could then make use of this information
to find more fish.
project was completed, a decision was made to refine a map
documenting the best fishing areas on Lake Jennings. The map
would include GPS coordinates to each area along with photographs
and narratives to form a fishing guide. This project was then
incorporated into the Lake Jennings website under the title
of GPS Fishing Guide. As a result of the fine efforts of our
lake personnel and volunteers, Lake Jennings now has the distinction
of being one of two lakes in the country to have a complete
GPS Fishing Guide. The many hours of time and effort invested
in this project will give our customers an extra tool to be
Positioning System (GPS)
GPS stands for the Global Positioning System. It is a navigational
system that can accurately locate your position anywhere on
the Earth. This technology is available to everyone, everywhere,
day and night, and best of all, at no cost for use of the
navigational data. GPS uses 24 satellites which are located
11,000 miles above the Earth. These satellites transmit data
back to Earth and by locking onto this data, a GPS receiver
can identify its precise location anywhere in the world. GPS
operates 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions, and can
be used worldwide for precise naviagtion on land, on water
and even in the air. Some of its many uses include: boating,
fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping, as well as, a host
of other activities where accurate positioning is required.
How GPS Determines Your Position
Every point on Earth can be identified by a specific address.
By using two sets of numbers, referred to as coordinates,
which represent the exact spot where a horizontal line (latitude)
crosses a vertical line (longitude), you can represent any
location precisely. GPS receivers report and record your current
position or the position of any place you've been or would
like to be with latitude/longitude coordinates. GPS receivers
also produce other critical navigation information, including
heading, bearing, distance-to-go, time-to-go, and more. This
information can be used anytime, anywhere, and in any weather
conditions. Quality GPS receivers cost less then $200.00.
The Main Lake Map is a full view of Lake Jennings. A rotating
compass shows an accurate orientation of the map.
Contained within the map are circled numbers representing
the following specific lake areas:
Cove & Shoreline
2 Hermit Cove
3 Eagle Cove & Point
4 Half Moon Cove
5 Sentry Cove & Point
6 Shadow Cove
7 Eggert Point
8 Cloister Cove
Simply use your mouse to hover over a number closest to the
area you are interesting in fishing. Graphics and text will
the numbered area. If you choose to, click the number and
a detailed map of the selected area will appear showing it's
best fishing spots.
you know how the map
works, give it a try.
See "HELP!" below for answers to your
questions about the GPS map.