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Questions tagged [rivers]

A river is a flowing body of water

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How to remove bridges and dams from DEM

Is there anyway to alter elevation of DEM where there are bridges and dams for the flood routing of the River? I have to calculate discharge of the River from ancient times so at that time there ...
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Modeled quickflow data per pixel

community! I'm running a hydrological model called Seasonal Water Yield from InVEST, based on monthly precipitation rasters, monthly ET rasters, a land use raster and watershed shapefile. One of the ...
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GRASS GIS: Computing center line of raster feature representing a river

My goal: Convert a raster layer representing a river feature (see picture) to the center line of the river stored as a polyline feature. Limitation: The whole process has to be automated. I can ...
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Calculating elevation difference along river using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on a project to calculate the hydropower potential of a river using ArcGIS Desktop. I have derived a river flow raster and now need elevation difference in order to calculate pressure ...
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Linearized map of rivers - what is this called? [closed]

I am looking for a "linearized overview" map (as in the figure below) of the Brahmaputra river. I don't know the exact name of this type of map. Do you have any suggestion on what I should look for, ...
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Determining distance to nearest location along stream network by each cell using GRASS?

I have a river network in raster and locations of many dams on the river. In the image above, the BLUE point represent one random cell. Dam 1 is downstream to the cell. I am looking to calculate ...
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Calculating Distance from Outlet to Dam(s) using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to carry out what should be a relatively simple analysis of river network fragmentation by dams. Similar questions have been asked as: Obtaining length of river upstream of points up to ...
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Simplifying stream network based on grid using QGIS?

I have a river network (blue line in the below image) and I need to simplify this based on a grid. I basically need to snap the river to the closest vertex or middle-of-side of the grid cell's bounds (...
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Cartopy lakes and rivers are clipped

I'm trying to produce a map showing water bodies like oceans/rivers/lakes polygons for purposes of plotting vessel voyages using cartopy. Ultimately I'm looking to create a sea mesh grid using the ...
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Calculating percentage (or length) of stream network that is multiple channel streams using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a polyline stream network of all channels within a drainage basin (which is 1.1 million square km) A number of the rivers in the basin alternate between single thread and multichannel (i.e. ...
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Comparing aerial photography with stream network (flow accumulation tool)?

I have obtained a stream network for my study area (in southern Uruguay, South America) from a DEM using the Hydrotools from ArcGIS. I want to determine a flow accumulation threshold comparing my ...
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Select a specific line length after and before a point

As you can see from the attached image, I have a shapefile of river network (line) and a point shapefile (this one represents the middle point of transects carried out in the area). I'm trying to ...
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Rainfall-weighted flow accumulation

I am perfoming a geospatial process whereby I want to use the flow accumulation (as an input for discharge proxy) in calculating stream power. I am using ArcGIS 10.2 So far I have: 1. Valley/channel ...
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storage in dams on a river system above specific points

I want to find the storage in dams snapped to a set of polylines defining rivers above specific points on each river. Using ArcMap 10.3 I have the polylines representing rivers, the points denoting ...
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Assure the continuation of rivers (raster dataset)

I am creating a cost surface raster for identifying least cost paths for road constructions. One of the factors influencing the cost is water cover. I am using Landsat based Global Surface Water ...
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Cumulative distance along a raster stream network

I am looking to calculate the cells along a stream network from starting points to a maximum distance and stopping points. I need something like r.cost in GRASS (https://grass.osgeo.org/grass75/...
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How can the flow accumulation in a hydrological model/stream network be maintained across tiles of a large area of interest?

My study area is too large to be processed in its entireity by any hydrological modelling software I have found yet. I will have to break it up in to smaller areas, but there will be flow across these ...
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Calculate mileage river network

We have a river network which doesn’t correspond to the reality shown by the orthoimage. Each river has the same route number (see attribute table). Every route number has several segments (see ...
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DEM provided contains high elevations (trees) that I wish to remove - is this possible

I wish to remove trees off my 3D aerial (high elevations). The files provided are .tif - unfortunately the trees are causing quite a bit of noise. Is there a way to set an elevation to remove them? ...
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Building walls to correct channelized flow in ArcHydro

My current project entails burning in a known river network into a high resolution (10x10m) DEM. In doing so, I'm attempting to build walls to correct for channelized flow in the DEM, in order to ...
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Can I determine hydraulic load on river bank with hec-ras? [closed]

I want to calculate the force exerted by wave action on river bank. If I know the discharge, flow rate and water level, can I calculate the hydraulic load acting on river bank with hec-ras? If not,...
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SAGA Maximum Flow Length problems with the Coordinate systems

I'm new to SAGA. I've got a srtm data set from europe and want to charge the maximum flow length especially from the river Elbe. The data is in WGS84 So first I ran the tool "Fill Sinks"(Wang & ...
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Calculate Polygon Centerline with a LeastCostPath approach

I'm working on deriving the centerline of a polygon, similar to this question or this one, using a different approach. I'm 90% done with the task, but cannot reach the final step. My approach is to ...
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Calculate river distance to headwater for every pixel?

I already posted a similar question a few weeks before. But since my dataset changed and I still havent solved it, I thought its good to post a new question instead of editing the old. Using ArcGIS ...
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Extract polygon from stream line

I would like to delineate the polygon of a basin from an already delineated stream work. In the example, I want to extract an approximate polygon from the selected stream network in yellow without ...
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River network distance from each raster cell

I have a river network shape (or raster) and need to calculate the distance (river, not straight line!) for each pixel (or if not possible for lets say every 10 meters or for a random set of points) ...
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Distance from one point to multiple points WITHIN a shapefile [duplicate]

I am looking to calculate the distance from a main point to multiple points WITHIN shapefile. In other words: I have a main point at the mouth of a creek. I have about 1,200 points at various ...
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Counting points B downstream of point A along polyline using GRASS?

How do I determine how many barriers are downstream of each sampling location on a river network using GRASS? Resources I have ~20,000 points, soon to be ~600,000 points, falling on or near a river ...
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Stream order from flow accumulation raster

I am looking to get Strahler Stream Order vector from a flow accumulation raster of a river network. I only find solutions with an elevation or direction raster. Can I do this with GRASS?
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Making rivers with higher Strahler/stream order wider in QGIS?

I have a river network and the Strahler order of all rivers in it. Now I would like to create a map similar to this one http://www.hydrosheds.org/, i.e. with rivers of a higher Strahler order being ...
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Finding distance from river outlet to points, following river, using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a line (the river (in blue)) and a shapefile of points (plants colonies (in orange)) and I need to find the distance between the river outlet and many points along the river instead of "as the ...
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Is there a United States waterbody index number available?

In searching for this, I see that in some countries they have a waterbody index number, a unique ID for each water body. Does such a system exist in the US and is it available online or from any ...
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Creating DEM using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am new in this field and I am having a problem with my DEM, (SRTM 30M). When I calculate flow accumulation a straight line appears if I fill the DEM. And rivers are not connected if I don't fill ...
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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 ...
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Number points along polyline while keeping information on preceding point

I'm working with river networks and need to create ID for points along it. Trick is that points need to have its own ID and also keep the ID of the preceding point (in two separate columns of course)....
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Missing/inconsistent River Thames map data in Overpass Turbo

I have noticed the River Thames cut off quite abruptly when applying the following query to Overpass: ( way["natural"="water"]({{bbox}}); ); out body; >; out skel qt; The resulting data is ...
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Inland shipping GPS data, flag upstream/downstream movement [closed]

In the context of greening the inland shipping industry I am analyzing GPS data on moving ships. For these ships I would like to separate the data for upstream/downstream movement (up/down river). ...
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DEM Reconditioning / Stream Burning with ArcHydro [closed]

I have a specific question concerning ArcHydro. I'm using ArcGIS 10.4.1. My goal is to burn water/streams (a shapefile) 2 meters into a DEM that I have acquired from USGS (see image). The cell size ...
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Create junction raster from stream and road rasters

I have converted two vector polyline datasets to raster format. One represents streams, and one represents roads. I need to create a third raster layer that contains cells where there are stream ...
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R or ArcGis: average per polygon of the shortest distance to a river from each point in that polygon

All the shapefiles necessary can be found here. These are shapefiles of lakes, and rivers. Downloading one shapefile as an example should be enough to get me on the right track. The nuts file can be ...
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How to interpolate raster data using computer vision (OpenCV)?

Background A raster file collected via LIDAR records the topography of a watershed. To properly model the watershed, the river must appear continuous without any breaks or interruptions. The roads in ...
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How to perform an anisotropic Elliptical Inverse Distance Weighting (EIDW) interpolation in R?

River bathymetry is generally more variable in the transverse than the streamwise direction, so I need to use anisotropic interpolation technique like Elliptical Inverse Distance Weighting (EIDW) (see ...
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How to go about creating points at river confluences?

Working in ArcGIS 10.4. I have a rivers dataset, and I want to create a point wherever two rivers meet (tributaries join with other rivers, etc.). I tried the Intersect tool, but I think that tool ...
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Is there a standard way to show navigability of waterways?

Is there a standard (or common) way to indicate whether a river is navigable? Even better, are there standard ways of showing various grades of navigability (accessible to small craft only, ...
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Applying values to highest terminal segments in channel network using PostgreSQL?

I extracted a channel network from a dem but due to some technical difficulties the layer had some discontinuities. So after filling them, i suddenly realised that the Strahler orders it gave me were ...
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Seeking outline coordinates of bodies of water (lakes, rivers, ponds) for country? [closed]

I'm in need of acquiring the coordinates of the outlines of all the water bodies inside a country, with the exception of "Sea" or "Ocean" water. Right now, I'm manually outlining the lakes and rivers ...
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Get rivers from a DEM raster

I am new to spatial analysis and even newer to hydrology. I have a 30arc DEM elevation raster and I was wondering if I can use it as an input to get the approximate presence of rivers in a ...
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Looking for data on river flow speeds

I'm looking for sources containing data on measured river flow speeds, any / all locations worldwide, in any format or language. Googling didn't help much.
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Connectivity of Streams

I have a line vector layer containing streams (see image below). What is the easiest approach to determine the connectivity of each stream segment (eg. sum of upstream nodes)?
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Matching river direction with DTM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have rivers that some times they do not match their real direction based on the DTM, and they need to be flipped. Is there any way to automatically match river direction based on the DTM in ArcGIS ...