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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GRASS GIS - r.water.outlet - What is my mistake?

I'm new to GIS - more so in GRASS GIS. I installed GRASS GIS 6.4.3svn in my Windows 7 machine. No problem in installation. Downloaded SRTM-Geotiff file Location, Mapset all o.k Used r.in.gdal to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Extraction of stream gradient for branched river networks

At the moment I am working on the extraction of stream gradients for a large basin, as a consequence, rivers are strongly branched.So far, I read through the relevant posts on this site, but so far I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...