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ArcGIS are two rasters the same? - including null values

I am working on a task to calculate Height Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) - that is the height above the nearest point along the flow path that is on a drainage - not the geographically nearest ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Which geostatistical tools to use to determine surface changes over 40 years?

I have a data from the Weather station with SWEmax (snow water equivalent) collected over 40 years. I need to interpolate the data over my river's watershed and then, somehow, determine the ...
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Pipe Network: Computing the inflows for systems with multiple reservoir (input source)

Let's say, for the sake of simplicity, we have the following Y Shape water pipe network: S1 and S2 are the reservoirs ( input source), Sout is the water demand where water is drawn out for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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create a weight raster for a hydrology analysis

I determine affecting parameters of flood flow ( evaporation,vegetation,soil type, rainfall etc.). Then, I start to analysis using Arc Hydro. How do I relate among of affecting parameters? How can ...
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Interpreting some hydrology data

This is the historical feed of the Keystone dam for October 2014: http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/chartbin/KEYSOct14.shtml Here is the real time feed: ...
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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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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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Morphometric and hydrological analysis with Python and ArcGIS

How can I write a program using python, that calculates some morphometric and drainage indexes using numeric attributes in the attribute table with ArcGIS? The data I have in my table are area and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...