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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 ...
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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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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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How to know if flow accumulation map reflects true catchment areas?

I have calculated flow accumulation (img file) using this DEM (img file), which is 0.5 degree resolution, using arcmap. I am wondering if the cell accumulation value can directly be translated into ...
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How to calculate runoff in Rainfall Analysis?

I have 30 years daily rainfall data. How can i calculate the mean monthly runoff, minimum monthly runoff and maximum monthly runoff with the available rainfall data using GIS? I would like to use ...
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SAGA hydrological analysis in QGIS 2.8 on Mac

I am runnung QGIS 2.8 on a Mac maschine 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?

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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Are there any Python scripts available for Hydrology to compute watershed Basin from csv file?

Let's say I have surface data available in CSV format (x,y,z). In order to create a watershed basin from surface data, there are some intermediate steps we need to follow. ASCII to surface raster ...
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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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How to speed up batch watershed delineation?

I have a large number of pour points - approximately 250,000 for which I want to delineate the upstream watershed area using ArcHydro's "Batch Watershed Delineation". Given that it takes roughly 4-5 ...
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Determining Pixel-by-pixel Catchments in ArcHydro

I used ArcHYDRO to prepare HydroDEM (5m) without sinks, Flow direction (FDR) raster, flow accumulation raster (FAC). As I understand FAC, value of pixel shows number of pixels that contribute to this ...
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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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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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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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Error running ArcHydro tools function in Arcmap

I am trying to run a function from ArcHydro tools in Arcmap 10.1; Sink evaluation. But before it can finish it returns an error message, that, frankly, I don't understand at all. It goes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to find Q in m3/sec from a raster having Q in mm for hydro power calculation

I am having a raster file with runoff depth Q in mm which was obtained from SCS method. I want to calculate hydro power potential at any location on my DEM. In the formula Q is in m3/s but we are ...
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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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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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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 determine elevation drop along stream with ArcGIS Desktop?

I need to calculate(estimate) hydraulic head(elevation drop) along a single river stream in order to find potential site for small hydropower plant. I have a DEM with 20m resolution and raster and ...
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How to cartographically represent water flow?

I am modelling water flow on steep slopes for an erosion study. You can see from the screenshot the results from the ArcGIS-based flow analysis. To produce these flow lines, I generated a ...
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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 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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Horton Stream Order as Category for r.fixed.segmetpoints with GRASS?

I'm working with Grass GIS. I want to use v.segment to set discrete, equidistant Streampoints (starting from each mouth). Since the water network is too large, it is impossible to define the rules ...
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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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QGIS SAGA Channel network error: Input layers do not have the same grid extent

I am trying to follow along with this exercise using my own DEM. I have done the first step, creating the catchment area, with no trouble. When I try to run the Channel network algorithm, however, I ...
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Find headwater polygons

This is a follow up question to this question. I have a river network (multiline) and some drainage polygons (see picture below). My goal is to select only the headwater polygons (green). With ...
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Discrete Waterpoints with Grass

I've been working with Grass GIS for about two months. I have to develop a method for the identification of target regions of small hydropower plants. Boundary conditions are a predetermined minimum ...
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why Input layers do not have the same grid extent in the processing, hydrological analysis?

I'm trying to generate the hydrological analysis using processing and I have already done some terrain processing using the DEM. In this moment, I'm working in he channel network but, when i assign ...
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D8 algorithm to get the flow direction in ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10 for the get the flow direction from DEM. I wonder about the algorithm they have used while calculating flow direction. It is mentioned there that it is using D8 model. D8 model ...
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ArcGIS - Flow Direction (Algorithm)

I am curious about the algorithm of Flow Direction in ArcGIS. Recently I am studying about Hidrology, and I have some questions regard to Flow Direction in GIS. The size of this cell is 100m x 100m, ...
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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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How to do a flood simulation without flooding the whole area and covering surface structures (with DEM)?

I have a high resolution DEM and want to do a flood simulation starting at a river. My hope is that the water runs into historical (now dry) river channels (in which I'm interested in) at first and ...
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Is every cell in flowdirection draining towards an outlet

I have created a Flowdirection map in a defined catchment. I want to find out if every cell in my map is flowing towards the creek/outlet. Is there an easy way to do this? I have created the ...
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Is there a SWAT model integration for QGIS?

I am trying to use SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) for watershed management activities. It is a set of commandline tools and needs a complex set of input data some of which can be generated from ...
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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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Extract representative slope profiles from hillslope polygons

With the help of the Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools I was able to easily extract hillslopes from a river network in combination with a flow direction map. Now I would like to extract ...