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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Loop in the continental divide [migrated]

Various maps of the Continental Divide (the hydrological feature, not the trail) contain a loop that looks like this: What is the hydrologic meaning of the loop in Wyoming? Even if it's a basin, ...
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Can anyone point me to a dataset (shapefile or other format) for the North American Continental Divide?

I'm looking for a more detailed dataset than the 1:2,000,000 shapefile available from the National Atlas, preferably one suitable for use at 1:24,000.
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QGIS Grass 7 r.fill.dir

The following layers were not correctly generated.C:/Users/JIM/AppData/Local/Temp/processing_e2688a45d8934d16a2269a7ef6af8cbd/7eefcc8d13144f598fa7ab5bb5d657b8/output.tifYou can check the 'Log Messages ...
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Calculating the volume of multiple lakes with ArcGIS (3D Analyst)

I have the DEM of a glacier bed and want to calculate the volume of bed depressions that could form lakes. Data is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ERFdsqDGLH1a_FbxwawE_gPm0Au0Q9vT I'...
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Using ArcGIS to quantify sink volume in glacier bed (“sink” and “fill” tools)

I am trying to identify sinks/overdeepenings in glacier beds and quantify their volume. If you take a look at my data (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ERFdsqDGLH1a_FbxwawE_gPm0Au0Q9vT?usp=...
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How is “Burn Stream Slope” in ArcHydro working?

I have a DEM with only small relief and many ditches. Because of the small relief, I can't calculate flowdirections for some parts of my DEM. I know that in reality water is flowing from west to east (...
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Selecting or highlighting upstream elements

I would like to use the information from the Swedish SMHI related with their hydrological model elements (catchment areas) that have a Containment hierarchy structure, each element has the information ...
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QGIS: Saga Channel network: how to prepare SRTM data

I am trying to use the Saga toolbox (2.2.3) in QGIS (2.18) to create a channel network from SRTM data using this tutorial 1. It works, but the result I get when using the DEM that comes with the ...
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Calculating drainage density

How can I calculate drainage density in QGIS if I have length for stream and grid line 1 km2? I need to calculate density per km2.
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Curve Number equation in ArcGIS Raster Calculator?

I have a floating point raster of Curve Numbers (70-91) and I'm attempting to use the curve number equation to create a weight raster for flow accumulation, to determine runoff for a single rainfall ...
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Create catchments/subbasins for specific nodes

I have an XPSWMM model of a neighborhood storm drainage system. Nearly all of the drainage is above ground through a network of ditches and culverts. I still need to create catchments for the ...
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Creating symbols between connecting lines to represent line boundaries

I am trying to figure out a way to create markers as seen from the attached image where an angled line (in dark red) is created between the lines to represent a connecting stream. With the data I am ...
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Quicker function than dissolve and difference

I'm on QGIS (v. 3.6) trying to create a map of Florida's hydrography using the NHD "Water Areas" shapefile. Methodology is to fix any invalid geometries in the NHD data, dissolve the layer, and then ...
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Vector map (rivers) to Raster. [ **ERROR 1: Wrong value for -outsize parameter.**]

I want to transform this vector map: To something like this I only tried to convert the vector map through Raster> Conversion> Rasterize But I get this Error: QGIS version: 3.6.3-Noosa QGIS code ...
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Correcting Errors in Height Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) model

I have used this tread Spatial Analysis - Calculate a cells elevation (height) above the nearest stream cell to create a HAND map in ArcGIS. First I used the hydrology toolset to fill in sink in the ...
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Are two rasters the same, including null values, in ArcGIS desktop?

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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Explanation of HAND (height above nearest drainage) model procedure

i tried to follow this procedure Spatial Analysis - Calculate a cells elevation (height) above the nearest stream cell but i have some problem to understand everything. I mean the 2th answer in the ...
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Generate Height Above the Nearest Drainage (HAND) using QGIS

I have a DEM I want to generate a HAND for and want to do so in QGIS. Does anyone know of any plugins or the processing steps to be able to do this?
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Spatial Analysis - Calculate a cells elevation (height) above the nearest stream cell

I have searched for some ideas on how to formulate this analysis, but have come up short. I imagine there is a pretty straight forward answer; any help would be greatly appreciates. Data: DEM, 1/...
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Extract longest flow path in ArcGIS pro

I did calculate Hydrology with Spatial Analysis tools==> Hydrology and now, I have streams and Watershed. In each watershed, I need to extract the longest Flow as a polyline for calculate slope. What ...
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SAGA: could not initialize data objects (QGIS 3.6, Mac 10.14)

I was trying to generate a catchment area from a DEM and got the error message: The following layers were not correctly generated.<ul><li>/var/folders/ft/rbsnpzy96r76t8rkj5fdtzc40000gn/T/...
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Flow Distance Not Calculating for Entire Raster

I am trying to calculate the height above the nearest stream for an area. The problem is, it only does so for a portion ( the colored area below) of my area of interest. In the pic below, the black ...
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Choosing parameters for SAGA Wetness Index?

I've been working with SAGA GIS to calculate the Topographic Wetness Index of an alpine catchment. I am using the tool Terrain analysis > Hydrology > SAGA Wetness Index because, compared to ...
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Calculating SCS curve numbers using DSM instead of DTM

Are the curve numbers (calculated by SCS Curve number method) through DSM (Digital Surface Model) valid? Most of the SCS curve number studies focus on calculating curve numbers through a DTM (Digital ...
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Creating slope map in ArcMap?

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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Finding glider reachable area / catchment area with custom slope?

I'd like to produce maps for gliders in mountains. I'm looking to display the reachable area by a glider taking off from a given point (obviously with the corresponding DEM). For a first approach I'...
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Measuring relative discharge in QGIS?

I have marked several points on a stream (distant 500m) and then calculated each point elevation using a DEM data. On a stream there are two gauge station to measure the flow rate (discharge value). ...
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Define catchment boundaries with GIS using R

Using a DEM, I want to define catchment boundaries for a given location on a river. Basically, what area drains into this point. In ArcMap, I can do that with flowacc and other tools; but I'd like to ...
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Install SWAT hydrological model on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to go back using Ubuntu in my work as hydrologist. Is there any way to install the SWAT model, and in particular QSWAT on Ubuntu?
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Qswat in newer version of QGIS

How can I setup QSWAT in newer versions of QGIS ? The link here says QSWAT requires QGIS 2.6. I tried installing QSWAT in new versions and it couldnot be done. Is there a way to install QSWAT in new ...
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Seeking open source alternative to RivEX (add-in for ArcGIS designed to process vector river networks) [closed]

I wish to process a river network - for the assessment of hydrological potential. RivEX is one addin (not free) which could be used with ArcGIS. Is there any alternative to this?
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Using GageWatershed Function in TauDEM?

I have a D8 flow direction raster made from with TauDEM's D8FlowDir method and a point vector with an attribute 'id' for each. For some reason when I use these two as input in the GageWatershed ...
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Howerive vector stream network from a DEM using D-Infinity Flow Direction algorithm?

I have been working with a 1m LiDAR derived DEM to create a vector stream network. Using the D8 flow direction, D8 flow accumulation, and a specified threshold, I was able to create a vector stream ...
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How can I find the elevation a set distance upstream and downstream from a layer of crossing locations

I have a channel network which I've intersected with a proposed road network to produce crossing locations. I need to find the channel slope averaged over a 20m stream length. I also have a raster ...
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Choosing diffusion coefficient and other parameters for r.sim.water in GRASS7?

I'm trying to run r.sim.water in GRASS7 to simulate overland flow during a heavy rain event. My DEM has a resolution of 1m. I prepared it by adding values for buildings and included ditches and ...
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Watershed layers that drain to ocean?

I have been searching for a watershed layer for California or for the entire US that encompasses all upstream area from ocean outlets (e.g. the entire catchment draining into each ocean output). I ...
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Is there a way to produce a line on a raster, which direction is based on cell values?

I am looking at a raster layer where each cell has one of 8 values, indicating where flow from the cell is directed. Is there a way to select any given cell, and have a line drawn which will follow ...
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Whitebox GAT branch depression big raster

I'm trying to run the tool Brunch depression form Whitebox GAT but the process doesn't work probably because the DEM is oversize For generate that raster i converted the single quadrant in the ...
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Channel network from high resolution DEM for flat areas

I'm working on channel network extraction from a LiDAR DEM (square grid max resolution 0,25 cm), and my area of study is vary flat with some part below the sea level. I applied the classical valley ...
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Acquire direction between points along route

How can I generate a directionality attribute between two points along a route/line? Currently I am using Network Analyst to determine closest facilities, but I need a direction (upstream/downstream) ...
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Fill sinks until a known value

I have a DEM and I want to fill every sink with a Value of 2 meter. If a sink is less than 2 meter, it is filled full and if it is bigger, it is filled until it reach 2 meter. The problem is that ...
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Shifting entire river channel in HEC-RAS?

This question is specific to the HEC-RAS software. I'm trying to use the software to shift a river channel. I've used the Geometric Data Editor for the Cross Sections to edit the positions of the ...
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GRASS Error: WARNING: segment zero_fill(): Unable to write (No space left on device)

I was trying to define the drainage patterns and to delineate some catchments based on a 30m DEM using r.watershed --overwrite elev=DEM accumulation=Accum drainage=Drainage -m but grass would ...
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Flow accumulation algorithm open source code in C++ on Windows

I'm looking for flow accumulation open source implementation ( C++ or C# would do, Python no), on Windows, preferably the source code comes with Visual Studio project files so that I can just build ...
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How can I reduce the size of shapefile (.prj, .shx, .shp) up to 8 MB? [closed]

It is sub basin photo which I want to upload to CHRS so that I can to download satellite precipitation data (https://i.stack.imgur.com/EQt3v.jpg)
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Split single polyline network at a point feature to make unique fields with unique distances

I am working with a large river network polyline shapefile. I am trying to calculate a dendritic connectivity index using a point shapefile representing locations. The river network shapefile has a ...
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arcpy fails to get spatial reference in hydro script

I have an ArcPy script that extracts a stream network from any chunk of terrain. It takes the terrain and if it's in a GCS, it projects it to the correct UTM zone prior to further processing. Though ...
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tauDEM flow accumulation (D8 or D-infinity) results is NA-values for some major rivers

I am having some trouble with tauDEM that I am hoping someone can give me some advice on. I'm running tauDEM via command line through R-studio. I am working with some 30m resolution SRTM DEM data in ...
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How to create an elevation profile in google earth from a kml?

I have a KML file of a stream that I originally created as a line shapefile in ArcMap (one stream extracted from a larger watershed data set). I need to create an elevation profile of this stream. ...
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Obtaining length of river upstream of points up to next point using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am carrying out a study which aim is to come up with a list of priority obstacles to fish migration to be removed based on those where more extra habitat would be created after the modification. I ...