A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place.

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basin creation GRASS vs. flow direction

I have a strange behaviour in QGIS with GRASS tools. I am trying to create basins in the alp region and use he SRTM3 data. As I can see on the flow direction raster the SRTM3 data seems to act nice: ...
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Why do I get an error running Catchment Polygon Processing?

I am trying to run catchment polygon processing in ArcGIS 10.3, and this is what i get "error hresult e_fail has been returned from a call to a com component" Can you help me to debug this error?
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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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Riparian corridor delineation in QGIS

I am trying to delineate the riparian corridors using GRASS in R. But I am having some issues. So is there a plugin in QGIS using which I can extract riparian corridors using the already available ...
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Different watersheds for same area because of “burned streams”

Im trying to analyse where water is flowing which rains down to my project area. This is the DEM I have (my project area is bordered blue, the red marks are my pour points): I learned from another ...
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grass r.watershed to larger rivers parallel lines to same stretch

I'm trying create stream channels with r.watershed grass64. However, it shows two or three parallel lines for the same stretch of river. The river is large in some parts, but is just one river. Does ...
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Could bridges prevent ArcMap from creating correct watersheds?

I have a very detailed DEM of a region in Northern Germany. For hours I tried creating correct watersheds but my results all look illogical. Is it possible that bridges disturb the ArcMap Tools? I ...
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Combining Raster and Vector data

I've created a Watershed raster data set (using the Watershed Tool) for a certain area. Within that watershed raster, there are 8 basins that appear I'm trying add the total population to each of ...
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How to create a reservoir for a dam site?

I have created the watershed for a proposed dam site point using SRTM 90m DEM. Now my task is to create a reservoir or pondage where water would be collected from the watershed. Above a watershed can ...
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Determining flow accumulation to create watershed?

We are looking at sites and trying to determine what level of accumulation to extract by in order to create watersheds. Is there a standard? We cut out buffers (radius of 5000m) around each site.
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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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Watershed delineation for multiple points in a single shapefile

I have a shapefile with 23 points along a 11 km river and I wish to create upstream watershed boundaries for each point without having to split the shapefile into 23 individual points. I have snapped ...
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Python code to select streamlines within selected watershed

I'm trying to calculate total stream length for multiple, overlapping watersheds (i.e., each watershed contains the watersheds upstream of it). I have a flowline layer that I've run through the ...
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What are the meaning of Grass drainage direction values from r.watershed

In Grass r.watershed the D8 drainage directions generated from r.watershed are -8. -6.-4.-2, 2, 4, 6, 8 (-1 No Data) What actual directions are these? For example in ArcGIS I know 128 is up and so ...
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GIS or Remote Sensing technique to map sub-surface features?

I am trying to delineate agriculture tile drainage in Midwest. Does anyone know of any GIS and/or sub-surface remote sensing techniques to detect tiles/objects buried in shallow depth of soil? Does ...
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Preventing flow accumulation in one watershed from traveling up tributaries into adjacent watersheds?

I am using TauDEM in ArcMap 10.3.1 to try and calculate flow accumulation and generate stream networks for HUC10 watersheds. I am using 3m DEMs acquired from the National Map. The HUC10 I am working ...
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Delineate watershed using manual points in RSAGA

I'm currently trying for an automated solution to delineate watersheds within a large basin. I have a collection of locations (X,Y coords) for various tributaries reaching a larger river, and the ...
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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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Watershed Tool Straight Edge Problem

I'm trying to accurately delineate a watershed into sub-basins using dams as pour points. I'm using the hydrology toolset, but I can't seem to get rid of straight edges that are along some of the ...
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Is there a way to automatically find errors made by the Watershed tool?

I've delineated the watershed of near 7000 reservoirs with the Watershed tool in ArcGIS 10.1 and converted them in polygons. As you can see in the image bellow, some mistakes were made because the ...
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Is there a method to create watershed on google earth?

I want to create a watershed boundary for a lake only using google earth without using other source of data like srtm etc. Since we get the height of the location can we use it somehow and create a ...
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Arcgis 10.1 Archydro tools, converting RasterToPolygon How can I solve: ERROR 000732: Input Table:

I´m using arcgis 10.1 and Archydro tools. During the Catchment Polygon Processing, one of the steps used to define the watershed limits, I get the folowing error: Executing: CatchmentPolyProcessing ...
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Mean watershed slope - are there better methods than taking the mean of the contained slopes?

I am wondering if there are better methods for determining the mean watershed slope, other than taking the mean of the slope values contained within the watershed? For example, could or should one ...
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Measuring watershed area using pixel accumulation?

I am doing watershed delineation at the continental scale using a GTOPO30 DEM, projected spatial reference WGS_WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_15N. Using Arc10.... My basic workflow using ArcHydro tools: Project ...
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GRASS watershed analysis add storm inlets

Try searching for this with no luck. I am using r.watershed to delineate flow directions, subwatersheds, etc. All good, except that storm drain inlets, culverts and subsurface drainage courses are ...
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Simulate water runoff to get water height over each pixel of DEM

Here is my problem that I am trying to deal with. I have given a height map of around 512X512 resolution(It is Geo-referenced and I have the meta-data for this). And I have given that this area ...
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Extract a specific vertex

I am trying to create catchments/watersheds for each line segment in my stream network. I've managed to get the coordinates for all of the end nodes of the line segments to use as pour points. However ...
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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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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 Scimap work with QGIS?

Does anybody know if Scimap ( http://www.scimap.org.uk ) works with QGIS? I know it is supposed to operate with ArcGIS and SAGA but as I am very much a beginner with QGIS I would like to know if its ...
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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 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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Unusual results with Watershed geoprocessing tool

From the starting point of that I already have a flow direction raster and a pour points feature class, I get different results if I execute the geoprocessing tool Watershed using as input the raster ...
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How to separate shared watersheds?

I put a pourpoint at the end of a headwater stream, then another further downstream that is fed by that headwater stream plus two others. Obviously the pourpoint further downstream is going to share ...
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Understanding flow accumulation

I used this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSblORbDyhc&list=PLWJ2X2wvq78QRGzl8Un5ADF0_4m5t99iD&index=11 to learn how to run flow accumulation and was successful. I realize it ...
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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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Error when using r.watershed in QGIS 2.10.1 with Grass

I am running r.watershed within QGIS processing the I get the error below. I draw your attention to: GRASS_INFO_WARNING(2205,1): Subprocess failed with exit code 256 GRASS_INFO_END(2205,1) ...
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Best Watershed and Hydraulic Models, What is your recomendation?

I am looking to model phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment loads at the watershed and sub-watershed scale in Southern Ontario where the primary land use is agricultural. What is the best model to use? ...
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How to fix this “Sorry <1> is not a valid option” in GRASS-Ubuntu using r.water.outlet?

I am working with this .sh code (a while loop, extracted from: http://www.surfaces.co.il/) to create watersheds from drainage raster and outlet point of every watershed, but I obtain this error: ...
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Flow direction and catchment area polygons for utility water pipes

I'm working on a project where I need to show which direction the water would flow from a water pipe in case there is a pipe burst. I also need to show catchment polygons(area affected). This was ...
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General steps to create watershed boundary

I am a very beginner of ArcGIS. I got this CD of GIS files of a city and intend to work on watershed management. There are different file names in different formats on CD. Like .shp, .shx, .dbf, ...
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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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Python code to compare two fields in different feature layers?

I have two shapefiles which encompass 3897 features each. Corresponding shapefiles (village and watershed that flows into it) have the same ID (ws_id in one, OBJECTID in the other). Many watersheds ...
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Combine drainage streams and watersheds [duplicate]

I have a question regarding ArcMap. Lets say I have a .shp with watersheds and a .shp with drainage lines. How can I combine both, so that I can display single watersheds and the length of their inner ...
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ArcPy script stops running randomly with no error returned

I am doing a batch watershed and analysis process on 135 points. This script worked great the first time I ran it. Ever since the first time, however, I have had the script stop at random moments. ...
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Watershed Analysis

I am performing watershed analysis using Archydro tools in ArcGIS10. After calculating all flow direction, accumulation, drainage network when I perform watershed delineation, it gives me the same ...
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What are definitions of watershed segmentation, local maxima, variable window search, regarding LiDAR for vegetation?

I am not familiar about Lidar. I want to measure trees height and number of trees. I guess, watershed = to locate the trees, local maxima = to measure trees height. I used these methods in SAGA GIS. ...
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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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QGIS DEM Output cell size does not match DEM input cell size

As my first post I offer a humble apology if this is such a basic question as to make any of you cringe. I feel like I have exhausted my search skills and read through the QGIS documentation ...
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Writing Variables Values into Feature Class Table in ArcGIS Modelbuilder

I am trying to use the ModelBuilder for my master thesis. What I want to do is: 1) Create two new fields in a watershed feature class (contains several watersheds) 2) Use the watershed feature to ...