# lakeVolume: Calculates Lake Volume in R In lakemorpho: Lake Morphometry Metrics

 lakeVolume R Documentation

## Calculates Lake Volume in R

### Description

This function returns lake volume for the input lake. The volume is calculated using maximum lake depth and maximum distance ratio to transform all pixels and thus, distances, to an estimated depth. These depths are multiplied by the area of the pixel and summed.

### Usage

``````lakeVolume(
inLakeMorpho,
zmax = NULL,
slope_quant = 0.5,
correctFactor = 1,
)
``````

### Arguments

 `inLakeMorpho` An object of `lakeMorphoClass`. Output of the `lakeSurroundTopo` function would be appropriate as input `zmax` Maximum depth of the lake. If none entered and elevation dataset is inlcuded in inLakeMorpho, `lakeMaxDepth` is used to estimate a maximum depth. `slope_quant` The slope quantile to use to estimate maximum depth. Defaults to the median as described in (Hollister et. al, 2011). `correctFactor` This a factor used by `lakeMaxDepth` to correct the predicted maximum lake depth. Defaults to 1. `addBathy` Logical to include a depth raster on the input `lakeMorphoClass` object. This is labelled as 'pseudoBathy' in the output. It is depth estimated using the maximum lake depth and maximum distance ratio. Might be useful for some applications but shouldn't be considered a replacement for a bathymetric survey.

### Value

Returns a numeric value for the total volume of the lake

### References

Hollister, J. W., W.B. Milstead (2010). Using GIS to Estimate Lake Volume from Limited Data. Lake and Reservoir Management. 26(3)194-199. \Sexpr[results=rd]{tools:::Rd_expr_doi("10.1080/07438141.2010.504321")}

Florida LAKEWATCH (2001). A Beginner's guide to water management - Lake Morphometry (2nd ed.). Gainesville: Florida LAKEWATCH, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Link

### Examples

``````data(lakes)