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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Is there hydrologically correct water-course data for Africa

I was wondering if there are any hydrologically correct river-channel data available for download for Africa? By hydrologically correct, I mean the topology should be correct. Connected river ...
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How to calculate the river slope for a lot of rivers automatically in ArcMap?

I'm working with ArcMap 10.2 and I'm pretty new in this area.. What I want to do is compute the river slope for a lot of rivers from a DTM...I know that there is a way to do it manually passing by ...
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Practical tools to delineate large scale watershed?

I would like to do some watershed delineation at national/regional level (using SRTM-90 data). I have experimented with r.watershed (GRASS 6.4.3) but it fell over when I tried to do big stuff. I ...
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Calculating flowpaths downstream of a point

I am assessing the flood risk posed by pipeline failure. I need to calculate the likely flow-paths for flood water downstream of critical locations along the pipeline using GIS. I'm familiar with ...
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Where to find comprehensive descriptions of tools in QGIS, SAGA, Orfeo, etc. toolboxes? [closed]

There exists a large number of tools for QGIS (e.g. SAGA, GRASS, ORFEO etc.) - however none of these have sound description of the aim of the tool, the algorithm itself, differences to other similar ...
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Extracting flow accumulation to stream shapefile

I would like to create a shapefile that displays the flow accumulation for a given point in a stream channel. Is this possible? My client wants a map that shows the accumulated flow/catchment area ...
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How to derive stream order from vector network [duplicate]

I have a recently-updated extract from NHD High Resolution (updated in last 6 months) which means it hasn't been cranked through NHDPlus, and won't for many years to come, and thus has no Stream Order ...
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Using rainfall data (raster) as an input to determine stream lines in Arc Hydro?

I was wondering if it is possible to use rainfall data (raster) as an input to Arc Hydro for determining stream lines? I am learning Arc Hydo and have gone through a couple of tutorials. As far as I ...
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Flow accumulation raster loading in QGIS 2.4.0 with null values (but flow direction loading ok!)

I have been tasked with creating an open-source hydrology dataset for a community group. To do this I have exported the flow direction and flow accumulation rasters from ArcMap as TIFF files and then ...
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Creating weight raster for flow accumulation in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am studying flood flow using ArcGIS for Desktop. When creating flow accumulation in hydrology, there is a weight raster. However, İf you do not have it, the programme sets its value to 1 which is ...
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Generate channel network (rainwater run off) - which algorithm is the best?

I want to compute DEM for a whole country (cca 79 000 sqr. km) and I need to be hydrologically correct as much is possible. After, for this correct DEM I need to compute drainage lines of surface ...
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Determining uppermost point in stream based on gradients?

I am trying something new and was hoping someone out there may have done this same process or something similar or may have a best approach. For this particular project I am working with ArcMap ...
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ArcGIS ModelBuilder Clip Raster by Polygon Error

My task is to derive the hypsometric integral and hypsometric curve for a lot of drainage basins. Since it is very time consuming to do this manually, i have created a model (with help from this ...
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r.stream.* commands do not work in qgis environment

I have been working for a while with some grass commands in QGIS environment (r.watershed, r.terraflow, r.thin, r.to.vect etc) with out any problem. I haven't been able to get any results at all from ...
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Flow direction generated for river is incorrect

I am trying to generate a hydrologic model and I can not really proceed on the next processes. I have this problem on generating flow direction. I have already executed fill sinks and the next is flow ...
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Negative Topographic Index Values

I am getting negative topographic index wetness values in SAGA GIS - anyone else every get this? Not all negative values, but the minimum of the TWI range is negative for some steep watersheds we are ...
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r.topidx error: required parameter output not set

I'm calling GRASS r.topidx from QGIS 2.2.0. I can get other tools to work on the DTM, for example r.watershed. But r.topidx I get the Oops message: Oooops! The following output layers could not be ...
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Divide stream segment at specific point

I have a stream network and outlets as shown below. It is overlapped with outlet cells raster which I can use to get sub-watersheds but when I add an outlet (red color cell in current example) then ...
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What satellite imagery would help to show spring locations?

I've got lots of tiny streams on a hydrography shapefile. Historic texts indicate that certain ones have headwaters at "sources" or springs, and I want to try to find these. Browsing the historical ...
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How to assign correct flow direction to stream network polylines?

I would like to create a map showing the results of watershed analysis as well as the resulting stream network with flow direction. I have a stream network which has been created from the flow ...
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How are minor tributaries determined?

What are the criteria to determine if river A is a major or minor tributary to another River B? Is stream order the only deciding factor i.e. the highest order is the main stem, one less order is a ...
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Problem for slope map

I want o create one slope map for my model but I have one big problem. I have contours lines and mass points and I create a DEM using topo to raster but if I want to create a slope map from that DEM I ...
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ToolBar icon images missing

very early build ~ zip file I am getting blank outputs for button images in a custom toolbar. Although the button information populates the dockable toolbar, they lack respective icons [see Fig.1] ...
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import parameters for r.watershed - (watershed basin analysis program) tool from grass using Qgis 2.2

I want to run this tool from Qgis 2.2 but i don't know how to use the PARAMETERS to run this tool. The red frame are the PARAMETERS I don't know. Can someone to tell me what those PARAMETERS are ...
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How to indicate flow of a watershed feature?

While tracing and digitizing rivers, streams, rivulets, etc., is it possible to indicate the direction/flow in the shapefile on QGIS? I'd like to avoid using map labels. Ideally, when done tracing, I ...
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How much precipitation must fall within a catchment area to fill up a sink’s entire volume assuming that the runoff conditions are perfect

I am perfoming an exercise and I need to answer these question, any hints would be extremely useful. How can it be calculated how much precipitation that must fall within a catchment area to fill up ...
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Account for bridge overpasses in a ground DEM to allow for water flow under the overpass

I have a bare earth DEM made from lidar data (A). It works well and has passed all accuracy tests. It is used in storm surge models. The problem we are having is on underpasses. I need to allow water ...
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1:250 streams data - USA wide - where can I find it?

I have 1:250 streams data for a few western states. I find this scale to be excellent in many settings as base hydro data. I have never been able to find a USA or better yet, NA wide dataset of this ...
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Upstream to a river and tributary of a river - What is the underlying difference

What is the difference between a stream/ river upstream to a river A and a tributary of River A? I know that all tributaries are upstream to its river (A) and feeds into river A, but can there be a ...
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Delineating sub-basin

Could you please help with delineation of sub-basin from SRTM DEM? From this DEM I've already delineated basin using hydrology tools in ArcGIS 10.0. Now as my study area is a sub basin within this ...
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Storm Water flooding

Is there a method in Arc Gis for mapping storm water runoff in an urban environment assuming that the sewers are at full capacity. I just want to map roughly where the water will flow over the land ...
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How to use ArcMap for HydroPower Potential

I am trying to determine the sites for small hydropower. I have a elevation dem, rainfall data, Curve number data (from soil and landuse shapefiles). I have already used the DEM to fill sinks, find ...
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Hydrology toolbox versus ArcHydro toolbox

I would like to do some watershed delineation research/development (at the County level) with our LIDAR generated DEM, after it is corrected, but am wondering what, if any, differences might result ...
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Verifying the number of times a line crosses other lines

I have a series of lines that represent streams. I have a stream line and two flowpath lines in one feature class and two banklines in another feature class. Total of five lines. I then have a feature ...
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Flow Accumulation in R

My apologies for such a general question. Is there an ArcGIS like implementation of Flow Accumulation for R? What I am trying to avoid: Using ArcGIS; Using Grass; Using RpyGEO (but will if need be) ...
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Conversion of diagonally adjacent pixels into one polygon?

I am trying to vectorize a raster whose digital numbers indicate different classes they belong to. ArcGIS and QGIS yield similar results: separate shapes out of pixels sharing the class that are ...
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What Algorithm is used by ArcGIS Watershed tool?

Does anyone know what type of algorithm is used in the ArcGIS Watershed tool (in the Spatial Analyst package)? Very little information given on Esri's website ... but I suspect it may be some kind of ...
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Tool in ArcGIS for stream flow analysis?

I'm just wondering if there is any tool in ArcGIS that can be used to analyse stream flow measurements. For example, estimating runoff, baseflow and baseflow index based on stream flow measurements.
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How to determine stream channel Reach locations?

I have a stream network and want to determine stream reach locations In attached figure, Reach 4 is at the junction of sub2 and sub5, and Reach 3 is at the junction of sub1 and sub4. Any suggestions ...
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Proper workflow for LAS to DEM conversion

I regularly come across LiDAR (.LAS) files with elevation data. When I do, I always struggle to find a way of converting them to a DEM for hydrological analysis. I have developed several workflows, ...
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How to determine longest length of segmented polylines representing rivers? [duplicate]

I have a series of shapefiles using polylines to represent the hydro network of a region. As you can see in the picture, these polylines go into great detail. These polylines are very segmented even ...
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Calculating longest flow path and avg. slopes for catchments with qgis?

I am a hydrologist and their are 2 important pieces of information I need for modeling. I need to know the longest flow path for each sub catchment in my area of interest and I need to know the ...
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Spatial Analysis - Calculate a cells elevation (height) above the nearest stream cell

I have searched for some ideas on how to formulate this analysis, but have come up short. I imagine there is a pretty straight forward answer; any help would be greatly appreciates. Data: DEM, ...
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Determining steady flow in HEC_RAS 4.0

While using HEC-RAS 4.0 Beta, how to set PF1 in Steady Data Flow?
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Is there a downloadable data source for mapping out rivers with names for the whole world?

I'd like to be able to extract rivers with their names and the flow size (not direction) for the whole world. The scale I'll be drawing it at is about 2 centimeters per 10 real world km - nothing too ...
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Creating water surface from vector line in QGIS

I want to create a raster surface representing the flood level in a creek based on output from a 1D hydraulic model. I receive a 3D profile of the water surface in a creek line as a 3D Polyline ...
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Tracing up a stream network & tabulating attributes of polygons it passes through

I have an ArcGIS question that is either very easy or impossible (my favorite kind). I am somewhat inexperienced when it comes to dealing with network analysis, so maybe I'm missing something major ...
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Geoprocessing in 3D [closed]

I am looking for some advice regarding suitable software for geoprocessing in three dimensions. Specifically, I need to regularly undertake the following tasks: Intersect a line with a surface and ...
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About Interpolation Method using GIS10?

I have attached my stream network where the green dots shows the location with discharge gage now I want to create a raster all along the stream network to have a discharge data all along the river. ...
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postgis: problems creating flow direction polyline; not all needed connections are drawn

I am using post-gis to create a polyline that describes the flow direction of water in a landscape/catchment, to use in a hydrological model. To do that I start with a regular grid (as polygon) and ...