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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...