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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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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GRASS GIS 6.5SVN : r.watershed failed to display basin and accumulation maps

I am passing DEM and threshold values as inputs.I want to get basin and accumulation as outputs.I tried it in Grass,process was completed.while dispalying result it is showing white screen (both ...
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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 ...
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Water Quality Data Acquisition Sources

I was wondering what sources are available, or if anyone has water quality data for the Great Lakes and specifically Lake Ontario. We are interested in mapping Phosphorus, Organic Matter, Nitrogen and ...
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How to assign correct flow direction to stream network polylines?

I would like to create a map showing the results of watershed analysis as well as the resulting stream network with flow direction. I have a stream network which has been created from the flow ...
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Using SWAT model with 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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Calculate line distances inside of polygon

I'm working with two data sets: NHD polyline stream layer for my entire state HUC Watershed boundary Polygons for the entire state I am looking for a way to calculate the total length of streams ...
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River channel is cut after rendering flow accumulation in hec-hms

I'm trying to generate flow accumulation using hec-geohms and I have already done some terrain processing using the DEM. I was really confused what happened, why has the river channel been cut? ...
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import parameters for r.watershed - (watershed basin analysis program) tool from grass using Qgis 2.2

I want to run this tool from Qgis 2.2 but i don't know how to use the PARAMETERS to run this tool. The red frame are the PARAMETERS I don't know. Can someone to tell me what those PARAMETERS are ...
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How to indicate flow of a watershed feature?

While tracing and digitizing rivers, streams, rivulets, etc., is it possible to indicate the direction/flow in the shapefile on QGIS? I'd like to avoid using map labels. Ideally, when done tracing, I ...
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Managing large number of catchments/watersheds

Does anyone know of an easy way to manage a large number (10,000's) of catchments/watersheds? I have defined a stream network and for each segment, I have a corresponding catchment (in a unique ...
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When computing flow direction, the D8 algorithm is used - are there major differences if others are used?

I am a student working with Hydrological models. Within these models we can route water across a DEM (within a delineated watershed or just within an un-delineated DEM) using many different flow ...
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Better ways to check if GRASS r.water.outlet works out fine output

I use my python script to call GRASS module r.water.outlet from outside, and here's my script(I perform this script in pyscripter): import os import sys #set up GRASS environment variables ...
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Delineating sub-basin

Could you please help with delineation of sub-basin from SRTM DEM? From this DEM I've already delineated basin using hydrology tools in ArcGIS 10.0. Now as my study area is a sub basin within this ...
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Storm Water flooding

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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How to do the loop when using GRASS module r.water.outlet?

I have seen this post:Watershed Analysis with GRASS, and I have a .txt file which contains coordinates of many points, and I want to use r.water.outlet to get basin area of each point. I type the ...
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What information, Open Attribute table of stream segment shows?

I have delineated the watershed from DEM data. I have converted the stream segment(raster) to vector lines. In the attribute table of this vector lines, there are 3 columns, CAT, VALUE, LABEL, what ...
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Hydrology tool dataset in ArcGIS 10.1 for calculating slope?

I am quite new to the hydrology toolset in ArcGIS and thought it may be useful for extracting slope data from a raster; I was wondering if anyone had experience trying to extract slope data upslope ...
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Watershed delineation?

I'd like to delineate the catchments upstream of the sampling points. In order to do that, I have done the following: Burn the rivers into the DEM using ArcHydro>DEM Manipulation>DEM ...
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Add a field to output feature of a geoprocessing tool?

I am running the Watershed tool and RasterToPolygon tool in a loop for a number of points: flowdir = "flow.tif" flowacc = "flowacc.tif" pnts = [arcpy.PointGeometry(arcpy.Point(x=0.0, y=0.0, ID = ...
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Watershed delineation; how to program

I've been trying to roll my own watershed delineation program, taking a flow direction grid and pour points as input. I coded up a quick search algorithm in Python which inspects the flow direction ...
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How to determine which stream end point is at the basin outlet?

I am working with streams, stream end points, elevation raster and I have created basins using the watershed tool in ArcGIS. From that data, I would like to determine for each basin, which single ...
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Efficient algorithms for recovering watershed boundaries?

This is somewhat related to a previous question I asked: What Algorithm is used by ArcGIS Watershed tool? I was wondering if there is a more efficient way to calculate catchment areas if you are ...
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Problems using GRASS GUI (d.rast and r.watershed)

Update#2: I tried the command in the function list above instead in command console, and I got this in command output: and it displayed nothing, showing the same error message in the command ...
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What Algorithm is used by ArcGIS Watershed tool?

Does anyone know what type of algorithm is used in the ArcGIS Watershed tool (in the Spatial Analyst package)? Very little information given on Esri's website ... but I suspect it may be some kind of ...
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How to use GRASS module to delineate watershed area?

Update#1:I changed to work under qgis 1.8, I only input the DEM file and run the r.watershed module, and I got this: I have a DEM file of one specified region, and I take the following steps to ...
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generate subcatchment starting from a DTM [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a plug-in in Quantum GIS, which can help me to generate subcatchments starting from a DTM. Thank you very much!!!
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Delineating catchments upstream of flow sites [duplicate]

I have many flow sites and I used them to delineate catchments upstream of each flow site using Spatial Analyst Tools > Hydrology > Watershed. As you know using this tool, you'll get the catchments ...
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Watershed Segmentation SAGA-GIS

I'm trying to segment a topographic map to vectorize it. I'm using the watershed algorithm of SAGA-GIS. It's working fine with polygons, but with roads or contour lines is not working properly. Here ...
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What is the 'water retention capacity' tool and how is it used?

In the latest version of QGIS, I found a geoalgorithim in the processing toolbox that will generate 'water retention capacity.' I am familiar with DEM-based hydrologic modeling tools in QGIS, but I ...
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Stream Order: Strahler vs Shreve

I am writing a research paper on watershed delineation and I am looking for experiences/opinions/authoritative answers on: What guides a hydrologist when it comes to choosing between Strahler's ...
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Calculating watershed runoff with landuse and rainfall data?

What is the method for computing rasters of total rainfall of a given month, flow accumulation, and land use (runoff coefficient) or soil K factor? I am using ArcMap 10.
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How to determine irrigable acres from a single source/point?

I am trying to graphically depict the exact amount of irrigable acres from a single point, in this case a headgate from a drainage ditch. Basically, I have the original water right decrees (i.e. ...
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Watershed layers with names for each one for Europe or Sweden

I am working on freshwater species and I would like, make a list of each watersheds used for each species. So I am looking for a watershed maps which contain name of the watershed. I found some good ...
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What is most suitable DEM to delineate watershed (from spot height, ASTER and SRTM)?

I have three DEMs of our country which are spot height DEM, SRTM DEM and ASTER DEM. SRTM has 90m resolution and ASTER has 30m resolution. My supervisor told me to delineate watershed using these ...
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How to find the watershed area for each point in the river network using DEM?

Update#1: Thanks, Micha, I have followed your instruction and successfully use the modules in GRASS. I use r.watershed to get the basin raster and the drainage line: and I use r.water.outlet to get ...
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How to join two fields after calculating?

I have been working with two layers and I am trying to join them and turn them into a raster data. The first layer is a watershed layer which I have assigned each shed a location from the center point ...
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Watershed Analysis using DEM [duplicate]

I stumbled upon your question regarding the mosaic feature in qgis, the thing is I'm also using Quantum and this is my first encounter with GIS this semester, so if you can please help me with a ...
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Watershed delineation taking into account lake/reservoir

My watershed has several big lakes. When I delineated my watershed, I had some unwanted subwatersheds and river segments inside the lakes (see fig. below). I want to tell ArcGIS/ArcHydro to delineate ...
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Watershed extraction using different DEM tiles

I would like to extract the watersheds for a particular area using QGIS. However, I only have Aster 30m DEMs to work with, each tile covering one degree square. The problem is that I need to use ...
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How to calculate distance of gauging station to outlet point in watershed?

I have a gauging station point with elevation. Also have a watershed generated for the same area. I just want to know how to calculate the distance along the flowpath from the station to the ...