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calculate flow accumulation in a river with two outlet points

I'm trying to calculate flow accumulation layer (with arcGIS) in a basin with 2 outlet points. I have used "dem reconditioning" tool to modify my dem according to a vector layer, which contains my ...
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How to Create a Catchment Area of a Polygon (Wetland) using DEM in QGIS or Whitebox GAT

I am looking for a way to calculate the upstream catchment area where water would flow into a given wetland. I have delineated the boundary of a wetland (creating a polygon) and would like to ...
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r.fill.dir blocked

I am trying to fille a DEM downloaded by Geobolivia http://geo.gob.bo/. The r.fill.dir module in QGIS/GRASS toolbox blocked few minutes after I launched it for the DEM. It is very strange as, for ...
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Deriving Stream-Velocity out of a DEM

I'm using Arc GIS Toolbox Hydrology...everything works fine. Moreover, it is possible to derive the potential stream velocity just out of the DEM? Informations about rainfall, infiltration, hydraulic ...
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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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Select neighboring cells from a raster under conditions

I generated river networks (raster format) from a DEM and I also want to select the neighboring cells of the river networks from the original DEM, if the neighboring cells have a lower or equal ...
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Comparing areas of two raster files

I need to compare the areas of two rasters for calculating the percentage parts from another. For example, I have one raster file which shows separated agriculture fields. The value of each field is 1 ...
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Extract river polygons from DEM

I would like to use DEM to extract a river network but I don't want to use the polylines. Is it possible for me to extract polygon (or raster) rivers from DEM? I'm using both ArcGIS 10 and R. If ...
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Storm Water flooding [closed]

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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Explanation of HAND (height above nearest drainage) model procedure

i tried to follow this procedure Spatial Analysis - Calculate a cells elevation (height) above the nearest stream cell but i have some problem to understand everything. I mean the 2th answer in the ...
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Negative values in r.watershed flow accumulation

I am trying to process a DTM by using r.watershed in QGIS 2.14.3, with the GRASS GIS toolbox. It should be the file named: "Number of cells that drain through each cell". I get some negative values, ...
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Why ModelBuilder results do not display in map? [duplicate]

I am automating river network analysis using ModelBuilder by making a tool out of the different Hydrology Spatial Analyst Tools extension. When run individually, each tool in the set of tools has an ...
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Getting distance from nearest stream and elevation to nearest stream?

I need to know if there are simple commands for this 2 points: the distance from the nearest stream, D [m], defined as the length of the path that hydrologically connects the location under exam to ...
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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.
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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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How to define pour points from a stream network at a barrier for watershed calculations?

I'm looking for a way to check if cells from one raster file have contact or get close to cells from a second raster file. For example the blue raster is a barrier and the coloured is the flow ...
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HEC GeoHMS generates wrong catchment area

I am trying to define a catchment area automatically with HEC Geo HMS (ArcGIS version 10.1). My input-data is a DEM-file (raster 1m). After doing all steps in HEC Geo HMS, the catchment area (see ...
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How to calculate stream order in GRASS 7.0.2?

I would like to calculate Strahler's and other stream hierarchy from my input raster but I am not sure how. This manual suggests tat I should use r.stream.order command, however in version 7.0.2 "...
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In hydrologic terrain analysis is there a difference between “pits”, “depressions”, and “sinks”?

In hydrologic terrain analysis is there a difference between "pits" and "depressions"? For instance, Planchon and Darboux (2002) state The usual numerical methods for removing the depressions of ...
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How to calculate shortest distance from start to end of river?

How can I calculate the straight distance from the start to the end point of a river (red line in image)? I don't know how to do this automatically.
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How to calculate stream order for vector data without a DEM?

I have a shapefile which contains the streams that were digitized from a satellite Image. I would like to calculate the stream order for this data. The data does not exactly match the DEM that I have, ...
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Error running Arc Hydro tools function in ArcMap?

I am trying to run a function from Arc Hydro 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 System....
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Create a flow network from a flow direction ARC GIS

First, I created a flow_direction from a DEM, then I applied corrections to this flow direction. Now my question, how to create a flow network (order flow) from a flow direction, that I already ...
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Constructing LS factor for RUSLE without outliers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm using the following formula in RUSLE via raster calculator to obtain a LS factor Power(Flowacc)*1/22.1,.4)*Power(sin(slope)*.01745/.09,1.4)*1.4 My expected outcome is a raster from 0 to ...
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Curve Number equation

I have a floating point raster of Curve Numbers (70-91) and I'm attempting to use the curve number equation to create a weight raster for flow accumulation, to determine runoff for a single rainfall ...
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Flow Accumulation weight grid

I currently have several rasters relating to Landcover Soil data Topographic Wetness Index (TWI) Slope They are all re-classed to % infiltration. I'm looking to use these together as a weight ...
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How to create an elevation profile in google earth from a kml?

I have a KML file of a stream that I originally created as a line shapefile in ArcMap (one stream extracted from a larger watershed data set). I need to create an elevation profile of this stream. ...
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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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Calculating longest flow path and avg. slopes for catchments with qgis?

I am a hydrologist and there 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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Getting Negative Topographic Wetness Index (TWI) values in SAGA GIS?

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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Cost Path based on Lowest Maximum Elevation Encountered

I am trying to locate the lowest elevation point at which a river will overtop its banks, and spill into lower-lying terrain behind them. I'm working in ArcMap version 10.2, and using a high-...
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Issue with r.watershed run by QGIS-Python-processing.runalg

I would like to extract flow accumulation and flow direction layers from a DEM calling the grass r.watershed module from a QGIS-python script using the processing class. I obtain just an empty map, ...
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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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Downloading Hec-GeoHMS for ArcGIS 10.3.1?

I can't download geohms from this link http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-geohms/. Can anyone help me to get Hec-GeoHMS for ArcGIS 10.3.1? The doesnot responds and I could not get a Hec-...
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Calculate average stream slope at each location along stream

I'm trying to calculate the time of concentration for every point along a stream network. To calculate the time of concentration, I need the upstream channel length and channel slope. I've been able ...
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Using the watershed tool with two pour points

I have two pour points in a stream network created using the flow accumulation methodology in ArcMap. When I use the watershed tool with this pourpoint shape file, I get a watershed between these two ...
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Looking for data on river flow speeds

I'm looking for sources containing data on measured river flow speeds, any / all locations worldwide, in any format or language. Googling didn't help much.
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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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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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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 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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Methodology for creating accurate drainage networks (and catchments) from high resolution LiDAR DEM?

This is not the first time I've stumbled over this issue; it seems that I am unable to generate a correct drainage network model and the resulting catchments from full resolution (1m cells) LiDAR data....
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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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Determining direction of rivers i.e. which villages lie upstream and downstream?

I want to determine which villages lie upstream and which villages lie downstream big cities built on the side of rivers in Indonesia. I have the .shp file of villages and cities, the .shp file of all ...
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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 ...