Questions tagged [hydrology]

The study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets, including the hydrologic cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability.

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Counting upstream features based on flow direction line segments?

I am trying to find a way of counting how many lakes are upstream for each lake in my watershed. I feel as though I have the layers to accomplish this but am unsure of the tools/workflow. I have ...
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Merging river network features which should belong to same tributary of certain stream order in ArcMap without using Dissolve tool

I processed the DEM data through Arc Hydro to get the vector data of the river network. I recently tried to calculate the Horton-Strahler ratios and suitable flow accumulation threshold of it, yet ...
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Outputs of "Strahler Order" and "Channel Network and Drainage Basins" different despite same threshold

I ran the Strahler Order and the Channel Network and Drainage Basins tools both with threshold at 8 and using the same filled DEM. The results differ as shown below. Strahler Order raster (only ...
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"Channel Network & Drainage Basins" works if the filled DEM is from "r.fill.dir" and not "Fill Sinks (Wang & Liu)"

I'm using QGIS Desktop 3.16.9 and was doing this video https://youtu.be/2Ub0c7Ss-T4. The instructors used "Fill Sinks" and then the "Channel Network & Drainage Basins". When I ...
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Dissemination on a network

I'm looking to map the streams in which certain pollutants are found. These readings are points, and we assume that the water downstream of each point is contaminated. The mapping is not binary but ...
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Identifiying the levels for streams derived from DEM

I am using GRASS GIS and I have been able to identify the various water-flow channels / streams using the documentation from r.watershed. Now I wish to identify the levels of the streams. For example, ...
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How to draw green space cooling extent from land surface temperature?

I am trying to find the cooling extent of green spaces within a city, meaning how far the cooling effect goes, within the context of urban heat island mitigation. I am trying to create polygons around ...
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Exporting very large map to image in QGIS [duplicate]

I'm trying to use QGIS 3.10.14 to create a hydrological map to edit (as a PNG) in image editing software. My purpose is recreational. I've paired the Copernicus EU-hydro river network with ESRI ...
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Does most topographic data come with Z Coordinates, and if so how do you put them in a QGIS map?

I am trying to create a map of the rivers in a large catchment. When I try to 'fill the sink', mine makes it as if the surface is flat. My rivers are just squiggly lines. It doesn’t look like it has ...
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Issue with delineation using dem because of a DAM

I have a high-resolution DEM which I use it delineate watershed. I am getting the delineation like this The main branch is not getting delineating till the source. So I used a hillshade to check the ...
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How to check hydrological connectivity in flood fill techniques in QGIS?

I have a set of polygons (include their elevation levels), representing geographical areas. I want to check which polygons will be inundated if a flat flood level is given. Lets say 1m flood from sea ...
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How do you create upstream buffers at a specific distance from another polygon?

ArcGIS Pro / ArcMap Licenses: Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst I'm working on a project in the Daniel Boone National Forest to create critical habitat areas in order to keep roadside pesticide applicators ...
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Column value as index in function

This comes from the solution of another question. I have a network of polylines representing a river network, where I am working to make a calculation at each point on the polyline, based on some of ...
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Interpreting ArcGIS flow accumulation tool results in urban areas

Using ArcGIS 10.8 I successfully ran through the following geoprocessing tools to complete a flow accumulation analysis of a USGS 1/3 arc second DEM of a portion of Houston, TX: Fill --> Flow ...
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Error while running SAGA algorithms in QGIS 3.10.14-A Coruña

I've been trying to run several hydrological algorithms (Strahler, Fill Sinks etc) from SAGA in QGIS ltr and I keep running into the same error: The following layers were not correctly generated.C:\...
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Representing Hydrographic survey in QGIS

I have a depth Layer (soundings) and I would like to represent the labels the same way as in a Hydrographic Map. As you can see in the image bellow, we have this kind of representation in a ...
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Recursive calculations on a river network

I have a dataset that contains network distances along a river network. This dataset was created using Topotoolbox in Matlab, with the node and segment information exported. I've been working on the ...
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r.watershed: How does the convergence parameter and "AT"- lcp work?

I generated streams with GRASS GIS r.watershed, executed in RStudio. Now, I want to explain the functionality behind that function. The GRASS- manual explains a lot here: https://grass.osgeo.org/...
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Methods for burning depressions (not rivers) in a DEM

I am using a 2x2m DEM to simulate runoff on a 2D hydrodynamic model. After a baseline simulation, I am interested in evaluating the impact of adding depressions in specific areas that may work as ...
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Hydrological Enforcement of culverts in QGIS

I work on a farm and we are in the process of developing a surface drainage program for individual fields. I am using QGIS 3.16 and the publicly available 2020 QL2 LIDAR flyover of Indiana, and my ...
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An application for measuring river length?

I'm aware of the coastline paradox and its application to rivers in that the measured length of a river depends on the resolution of the measurement. Is there an application that calculates the centre ...
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Calculating monthly mean temperature from TerraClimate

I'm working on a hydrology project and need to obtain monthly average temperature data for a watershed. I'm using the TerraClimate dataset, but it only contains monthly average high and low ...
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QGIS Measure area below contour to develop elevation-area table

Is there a plug-in or methodology to measure areas under contours, which can be used to develop elevation-area tables? I know you can create contours as lines from DEMs, but you need to convert them ...
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Efficient random access into rasters for hydrological analysis

I'd like to implement an algorithm to extract Strahler Streams as geometric lines from a predefined stream raster. I've done this using GDAL by walking across the rasters from the outlets or at the ...
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NA values as result from Grass functions (r.slope.aspect, r.sim.water) in R

As the result from r.slope.aspect I get a raster with only NA values. r.param.scale works, but doesnt generate dx and dy maps, which I both need for r.sim.water function. Code snippet 1 (initialize ...
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Rainfall time-series to raster

I have a rainfall time series for 15 hours in increments of 0.250s, I need to convert it from a .txt-file to a raster. I've tried using r.mapcalc in GRASS, however, have not been successful. I've also ...
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Calculating the Groundwater travel time using GIS and calculting the average velocity and flow pathlength

I get the difficulty just same as shiny met, but It did not work out from the original question website yet. The question just expressed by mwill as follows: I’m working on building a GIS based ...
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Short streams and tiny basins | QGIS-SAGA

After watching a lot of tutorials and trying all approaches I still somehow manage to get streams that are too short over my DEM, resulting in very small basins. I do it the standard way: Get a DEM ...
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Opposite of r.carve in QGIS - r.wall or r.dam?

I wonder if there is a way to perform an operation similar to r.carve, but instead of carving in the stream based on the low elevation on the extremes of a line, it fills a barrier based on the high ...
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Forming continuous network out of discontinuous lines in ArcMap

I have river data, which consists of lines (narrow sections of streams) and polygons (wider sections of streams). I would like to have all data in line form. First, I tried Collapse Dual Lines to ...
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How to find out which areas are affected by flooding due to heavy rain?

I'm working on a little project to visualize affected streets of flooding due to heavy rain. I already got a DEM for my study area and filled the depressions with r.fill.dir. Since I never worked on ...
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TauDEM: How to extract the longest flow path from an outlet to the basin divide as a shapefile

Using TauDEM I've created a number of derived raster products from an initial 30m SRTM DEM with a statewide (South Carolina) extent. Using the D8 modelling methods, I've created both the D8 Flow ...
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TauDEM fails to create stream network shapefile (-net option) when running StreamNet method on Ubuntu

When I try running TauDEM's "StreamNet" method including the optional -net flag to create the stream links / channel network as a shapefile, it fails with a lot of errors like: ERROR 10: ...
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QGIS: How do I combine/summarize information from several attributes to one specific attribute?

I have a pretty specific question and I dont know how to approach this. I have a polygon layer for subbasins in the Danube area (HydroShed) which also contains information for water discharge. The ...
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How to interpret the Maximum flow path length raster, from the SAGA Maximum flow path length tool

Does anyone know how to interpret the Maximum flow path length raster, after running the SAGA Maximum flow path length tool? I have used this tool and received a raster but I'm not sure how I can get ...
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Isochrone along direction map of watershed

I am interested in producing a isochrone map given a raster speed map and a direction map (like the output of r.watershed), but I do not see how to produce it. I have studied r.walk and r.cost wich ...
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Catchment area raster values

In order to calculate TWI, I had to generate a catchment area raster, but I don't understand what the values of pixel represent. Any clarification? The DEM is projeted in EPSG : 2154, so the unit is ...
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How to automate flooded area calculation and make report using PyQgis?

I have 3 shapefiles with me. They are a flooded layer, District layer and Village layer. To estimate flooding village wise, I have to do intersecting the features and get the layer. Then I calculate ...
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QGIS: Burning stream network (catchment area)

I need help from stackexchange because of a DEM correction problem... I have a DEM with a 5 meters resolution where one of the main river is cut by a large highway. In order to delete that topology ...
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Watershed delineation using hydrological Python library

We would like to delineate watershed polygon for a given pour point using hydrological Python library. Until now, we have tried these libraries: pyshed Grass (r.watershed) Whitetoolbox We have ...
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GEE: masking for multiple pixel values

The GEE tutorial shows how to mask an image for one pixel value using .eq(pixel value). However, I want to mask all pixels in an image with a value of 15 or less in this dataset var riverflow = ee....
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Cascading order of basins (next downstream basin) in QGIS, R, or Whiteboxtools

I am conducting a hydrologic analysis of DEMs. Suppose that I have the following basins in an area as shown below:. I need to get the cascading order of each of the basins. In other words, I need to ...
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Get catchment area of a lake polygon in R

I have several DEMs as geotiff files which I load into R using raster::raster. Additionally, I have lake outlines (located within the DEMs) in the form of shapefiles which I load into R using raster::...
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Why am I getting a straight flow path (stream) in obviously varying terrain -QGIS

Does anyone have suggestions on why the streams are sometimes represented as longer straight lines, even though the hillshade and contours generated from the same DTM (filled) clearly indicate that ...
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Optimizing pixel extraction from GeoTiff using Python

I am creating IDF Curves for work using python and 30-minute rainfall rate rasters. There are 24 rasters per day and about two decades worth of data. I basically input lat/lon coordinates and my ...
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Apply volumes to points on a raster DEM in QGIS

I am trying to create a flood inundation map in QGIS from known flood volumes at specific points across a raster DEM. I could potentially do this manually for each individual point using contours ...
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Identify main inlet of a lake in ArcGIS

I'm trying to figure out an automated way to identify mountainslopes from where a rockfall could hit lakes using the hydrological tools of ArcGIS 10.7. As rockfalls do not behave like runoff water, ...
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Urban runoff volume calculation

I was wondering if someone could help me out on how to calculate runoff volume within an urban area ? I have already produced different outputs: Filled DEM Catchment area Channel network flow ...
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Seeking free software for rain catchment area?

I want to be able to calculate the catchment area that would feed rainwater into proposed swales. I can do this easily enough, and with sufficient accuracy--not much accuracy is really needed, on a ...
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Fill a sink with a known volume of water to obtain actual depth and extent of a pond

Using ArcMap 10.7 I have a raster with sinks in a terrain that I developed by processing a DEM dataset. Each sink has been delimited and turned into a polygon too, and its total volume was ...

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