The study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets, including the hydrologic cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability.

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Determining the Thalweg line of a river without bathymetry?

I have the boundaries and centerline of a river. The Thalweg line defines the deepest elevation of a watercourse (see Image taken from Google). I do not have accurate enough bathymetry or Digital ...
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Dividing stream network of specified lengths in ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

we are trying to find hydro power potential of river basin by using ArcGis and SWAT ,we have created stream network ,but unable to divide stream network at 500mts interval, unable to find the tool
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Hydrological model building for flooding analysis [closed]

I am recently studying the topic in investigating the features of river and to perform flooding analysis. I got the elevation data, and I used the elevation data to generate streams in ArcGIS and I ...
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Calculating watershed using snap pour points?

I am trying to calculate a watershed layer and have followed instructions from this previous question: General steps to create watershed boundary I have combined all these steps and run it as one in ...
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How to delete obstacles (corduroy road) from DEM in ArcMap?

I have a DEM which looks like this: The narrow longish lift running from north to south is a corduroy road (hope this is the correct word for "planks which allow people to cross a mire without ...
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How is “Burn Stream Slope” in ArcHydro working?

I have a DEM with only small relief and many ditches. Because of the small relief, I can't calculate flowdirections for some parts of my DEM. I know that in reality water is flowing from west to east ...
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Calculating Flooded area / Inundation in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I was tasked to create a layer with the flooded areas if the sea / river level was to go up by X feet. There is no requirement to take Flow and Pour Points into account, just a simple raise in water ...
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How to plan preservation of wetland using a DEM and ArcMap?

I'm trying to plan a wetland preservation. This is the DEM I have: My aim is to hold as much rainwater as possible in my area of interest (red poly) by building (as few as possible) new and raising ...
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Get upstream sections of a network

Is there any extension to get all upstream sections of a polyline shapefile which represent an hydrographic network in QGIS? It could work like this: you choose a specific branch and a direction ...
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Why does the flow direction tool in ArcGIS desktop give wrong output (unique values from 1-255)?

I ran the flow direction in ArcGIS, and received unique values ranging from 1-255. I know that these values are wrong, and should be along the lines of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, etc multiples. The DEM is ...
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Correcting Errors in Height Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) model

I have used this tread Spatial Analysis - Calculate a cells elevation (height) above the nearest stream cell to create a HAND map in ArcGIS. First I used the hydrology toolset to fill in sink in the ...
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Measuring river width every mile in Google Earth?

Given an area, can Google Earth tabulate the width of a particular river? This problem I think requires using an API to programmatically: define an area of interest identify a terrain feature ...
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What is the difference between Specific Catchment Area and Total Catchment Area in hydrology?

I am getting stuck on the concepts of Total Catchment Area (TCA) and Specific Catchment Area (SCA) as I try to learn more about TOPMODEL. What do these metrics mean in hydrology? The context I ...
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building artificial dam in a canyon [duplicate]

I want to calculate the water volume dammed by a dam in a canyon. I managed to calculate the water volume but I actually need a dam in a certain place of the gorge so I can pursuit my calculations. I ...
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How to join hydrological data from a big area with a small area with better pixel resolution?

I use TAUDEM to make hydrologic analysis. I have a hidro 1K dem file from South America (big area) pixel resolution=1000x1000 meters. I have a specific dem file located in Brazil (small area) pixel ...
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Connectivity of Streams

I have a line vector layer containing streams (see image below). What is the easiest approach to determine the connectivity of each stream segment (eg. sum of upstream nodes)?
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How can I select all streams downstream of a polygon

I have an ordered stream network and I want to select all stream features that contain water that has come from a certain area. To start with I'm running a select by location query to find all stream ...
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How can Identify highs on a DEM?

I have a DEM and I want to find each hill and create a polygon for its area, effectively the out closed contour that encloses the hill. I can do this visually but I'm about to work on a larger area so ...
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Manually collecting data in ModelBuilder?

I'm not sure how to phrase my question in the title. Currently I'm trying to build a model for automatic watershed delineation. the ppt.shp (snap pour point) cannot be determined until flow ...
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Batch processing Surface volume calculation in ArcMap?

I'm trying to collect the 2D area, 3D area and volume of a given basin at 0.5 meter increment in plane height, but since I want to graph the relationship between plane height and the areas and volume, ...
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reading GRASS vector map in python

I know similar questions have been asked several times, but none of the solutions seems suitable for my problem or don't work.. I computed flowlines using the r.flow tool from GRASS GIS, then I ...
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How do I find out the sea levels?

I have following elevation data of a region (the higher the altitude, the brigher the points): How can I find out, which areas are filled by water, and which not? Can I assume that if the ...
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Ways to determine winding topographic characteristics of a river

Are there any methods and/or technical guides on how to classify the degree of winding of river bodies? I have the following polygon layer of roughly 100,000 water bodies and would like to write an ...
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Watershed Tool Straight Edge Problem

I'm trying to accurately delineate a watershed into sub-basins using dams as pour points. I'm using the hydrology toolset, but I can't seem to get rid of straight edges that are along some of the ...
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How to run a tool from Whitebox GAT in ArcGIS?

I have a series of tools that I need to run in ArcGIS to hydrologically condition my DEM, but the first step in this process is running the Breach Depressions tool from Whitebox GAT (I have found that ...
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Automatically selecting main rivers of very branched river network using Arc Hydro? [closed]

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and Arc Hydro. Is there any way to automatically select the main rivers of a very branched river network?
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How can we extract the stream order branch?

Actually I am new to GIS, so I don't know much about technical terminology. I have extracted a river network but now have a problem in distinguishing the branch order of stream (from order 1 to 2, 2 ...
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SAGA hydrological analysis in QGIS 2.8 on Mac

I am running QGIS 2.8 on a Mac machine and I want to calculate the catchment area using SAGA - Catchment Area. It starts running but after a while when QGIS wants to open the generated files there is ...
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How to automatically generate pour points along stream network?

The following screenshot shows the results of a water flow analysis where I identified stream order via the Strahler method in ArcGIS. Now I need to generate watersheds for 2nd order streams and ...
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Hydrology Analysis via SAGA - what is the unit? [closed]

I did a couple of analysis via SAGA about an area in Iceland...I've never worked with SAGA before, could anyone tell me what Units the numbers in the legends for "Catchment Area Recursive" and ...
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Problem in running r.sim.water

I am trying to run the r.sim.water in GRASS. I have calculated the partial derivatives dx and dy rater map using r.slope.aspect. I am using this elevation map [1] to get the time-series depth map. But ...
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How to separate shared watersheds using ArcGIS for Desktop or QGIS?

I have a similar problem than the one expressed in this question. Here's my situation : I need to have the full watershed of a point downstream of another point.The Watershed tool only gives the ...
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Watersheds tool does not create watersheds in ArcMap?

I`m trying to create watersheds and every time I run the Watershed tool, the result will be very interesting. I use snap raster and I set the extent of the output to the extent of the flow direction ...
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How to calculate the impact and extent of damage of a potential tailings dam breach with ArcGIS?

I would like to be able to delineate an approximate area of a potential tailings dam breach for an emergency response plan purposes. The tailins dam and pond have not yet been built. The data I ...
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Transfer line direction from one polyline layer to another in a stream network

I have a stream network that has been dissolved by name. In the dissolve process, it loses line direction. I need to get that back. The good news is I have the original network, which is identical ...
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Does this ArcGIS flow accumulation example have an error?

The lower right corner of the flow accumulation example in ArcGIS Desktop's documentation has a flow accumulation value of 2. However, I only see one cell flowing into the lower right corner (the ...
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ArcGIS 10 restricted WEIGHTED Flow Accumulation

I have a question very similar to one asked by wxfox4god on 12th June 2013 ("Arcmap 10 restrict Flow Accumulation") that was answered by whuber. (I have had to post it as a new question as I do not ...
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Evapotranspiration in Modis

I need the Evapotranspiration data for my study (The study area is located in Australia). Somebody told me maybe I can use MOD 16 MODIS actual ET estimates. I could not find this data on earth ...
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NDVI for natural region

I have a question about remote sensing, I appreciate that if somebody can answer to me. I have remote sensing data which I have got from landsat 7. The area which I am working on is combination of ...
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Mapping UK river gauges / stations

Do you know a way to map all the river gauges / stations in UK? I found some data from the Environment Agency but it lacks of the longitude and latitude. Thanks
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How do I export a line shapefile from a network downstream from a point in ArcGIS 10.1?

I'm using the National Hydrological Dataset's flow lines to trace downstream movement of water is a freshwater diversion from the Mississippi river in Louisiana. I've gotten the trace to run using ...
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Open-source tools for run-off depth calculation

I am working on modeling surface run-off (in ArcGIS 10.2) due to a rain event (e.g., 5 year rain for a duration of 30 mins.) over an approx. area of 30 km2 for which I have a DEM and necessary soil as ...
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Depth of run-off water

I am working on modeling surface run-off due to a rain event (e.g., 5 year rain for a duration of 30 mins.) over an approx. area of 30 km2 for which I have a DEM and necessary soil as well as ...
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How to determine drainage area upstream from point?

I do not know how to come up with the drainage area (km squared) upstream of Lat 77.84, Long -30.96. I have converted my contour shapefile to a raster, identified and filled the sinks and then created ...
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How to load “soil types” in QGis?

I want to show soil transmissivity per pixel. Thus, I determine water holding capacity of each pixel (ignored other effective parameters). Respectively, I wonder, What is the soil data format and How ...
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How to calculate “water accumulated in each cell” using QGis?

I create channel network and catchment area from a DEM with SAGA GIS. I know that flow is starting from a cell to an other cell. Firstly, a cell is filled with water and then it is starting to flow ...
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Hydropower Calculation

I have assigned the elevation and the volume flow to each point at a river (with v.to.db and v.what.rast). Now I want to calculate the Elevation difference between each pair of points and then ...
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How to decide when flood started depending on the rainfall data?

I created a raster with the point values (mm) of rainfall data by interpolation in the raster menu. So I have a raster rainfall data and a DEM. With this rainfall data and a DEM corresponding to ...
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Calculate River Runoff Volume (Q) with GRASS

I want to calculate Hydropower between points at a River. I already created a Rivernetwork and the Accumulationmap (without weighting) with r.watershed. My next Step was to set equivalent points along ...
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How to compute average slope and area-weighted average slope?

I am learning GIS for use in hydrologic analysis. Related to computation of overland flow there are two types of slope that I would like to be able to obtain from GIS. The first is average slope for ...