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Error using rsaga.fill.sinks

I'm using RStudio to delineate a watershed, and have had some difficulties when using rsaga.fill.sinks. My code up to this point is as follows: #set rsaga working directory and version number myenv &...
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Seeking quarternary watershed map of Eastern Ontario?

I am looking for a quarternary watershed map of Eastern Ontario. Where is the best place to look for this? I am currently using the ArcGIS Online basemap software to create my maps. I have a CSV ...
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Watersheds and Catchment delineation in Earth Engine only with included datasets

Is there a possibility to derive Watershed boundaries or catchment areas by using one or more of the integrated data sets in google earth engine? The available data sets are: WWF HydroSHEDS ...
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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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Google Earth Engine, how to distinguish between rivers/streams and ponds/lakes in a water mask

I am trying to pull out every lake and pond in a region of SW Alaska. I have successfully identified all water features using the following code: // study area var rect = ee.Geometry.Rectangle([-168, ...
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Why a range in area for catchments even if stream definition is set at a single size?

Using ArcHydro, I set stream definition at 5000, 20x20 cells (approx. 50 acres). I placed points at origins of each subsequent stream with batch point generation tool. Then used batch watershed ...
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What is the complexity (big / little o) of the ArcGIS watershed delineation algorithm? [closed]

I'm curious about the complexity, in terms of Big or little O notation, of watershed delineation algorithms: Does the time required to perform a watershed delineation depend on the size of the input ...
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Large Scale Watershed Delineation

Using QGIS,I attempted Africa's watershed delineation taking the following steps: Downloaded DEM from earthexplorer USGS (GTOPO30) Created a mosaic of the downloaded DEM Reprojected the mosaic ...
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Calculating distance between points following flow direction on ArcMap?

I delineated flow directions in a watershed on ArcMap (10m DEM). Then I want to calculate distance between two points 'following' the flow direction in each raster cell, not a straight line distance. ...
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Getting higher stream number for lower order stream in ArcGIS Desktop?

The fourth order stream is showing greater stream number then third order stream?
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How to create “AGREE Stream” for DEM Reconditioning in Arc Hydro tool?

I want to deliniate streams and watershed using SRTM DEM. for this I am using Arc Hydro tool. While performing DEM Reconditioning for DEM manipulation it asks AGREE Stream as a input. How to create ...
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Watershed Delineation Loop - r.water.outlet resulting in NAN area while snapped

I am attempting to create multiple watershed delineations for stations within a CSV file. I have files for flow direction (raster with a cell size of 30m), flow accumulation(raster with a cell size of ...
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DEM reconditioning?

I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 Arc Hydro Toolbox & encountered a problem while trying to delineate watersheds respectively drainage lines. The red lines indicate my obtained drainage lines, which ...
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What does the values of Watershed Accumulation, Basin, In QGIS indicates?

While performing watershed module in QGIS each output gives some value range while changing color palette. what does it actually means in accumulation , basin, stream flow. What does the value ...
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Watershed delineation by using QGIS with ifsar dtm 5m resolution of grid

I had some problems during running the channel and drainage basin with an IFSAR DTM, 5m resolution. I followed these steps, according to the guidance from website of QGIS: I reprojected the DTM to ...
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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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Getting huge range of values when using Flow Accumulation tool in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to use ArcGIS Desktop to delineate watersheds for a series of sampling sites. I've been following the protocol laid out by WhiteboxDev in General steps to create watershed boundary in ...
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Getting gridded population to resolution of land cover?

I have a population data at census tracts level and an impervious land cover. Impervious land cover is of 30 m resolution and census tracts data stored as a vector. Is there any way that I can ...
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Watershed a catalog RasterStack in place of RasterLayer in lidR?

I want to use watershed with lidR package on a catalog. I paste this command: rep <- "/home/lasfiles" new_ctg <- catalog(rep) lidR:::catalog_laxindex(new_ctg) opt_output_files(new_ctg) <- ...
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Why difference in delineation of watershed by two online watershed modeling tools?

I am using two online watershed delineation tools- eRAMs and Model My Watershed (MMW)- to auto delineate watersheds using water quality monitoring sondes as my outlet points. I have three pieces of ...
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Tolerance setting in watershed segmentation(EBimage/lidR) in R

Can anyone here explain to me what the "tol" parameter in the watershed algorithm implemented in the BioConductor package EBImage (and lidR) does? I find the explanation in the EBImage help difficult ...
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Using minus in water drainage model

I'm doing a lab and I'm trying to understand exactly why I'm using the tool "minus". I have a raster which I'm calling "heights". I also have two rasters with water surfaces and watercourse. I have ...
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Using tool “minus” in height model?

I'm doing a lab and I'm trying to understand exactly why I'm using the tool "minus". I have a raster which I'm calling "heights". I also have two rasters with water surfaces and watercourse. I have ...
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DEM File “not found” Error when running r.watershed with Processing Toolbox in QGIS 3.4.2 with GRASS

I have downloaded a DEM from the NASA server with "SRTM Downloader". I want to find the watershed area, so I run the "r.watershed" function form the Processing Toolbox. However, I got a multi- "...
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Numbering Watersheds using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working with a watershed map, and I was wondering if there is a function or a way that I can get ArcMap to number the watersheds. For instance, if we have watershed X numbered as 0, I want the ...
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Determining if Runoff Sinks drain to stream or drain to road?

I've tried using the linked method to determine area that drains to stream vs drains to road. For some reason when I run the watershed tool on the the raster representing stream and road features, I ...
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how can interior basins be modified in the r.watershed GRASS function?

This is a follow up question to How does "Minimum Size of Exterior Watershed Basin" work in r.watershed command in qgis 2.18.12? I understood that the threshold parameter is used to ...
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Selecting point to obtain water basin leading to it

For the past few days, I have been working on building a watershed model including drainage basins and find that I am not looking for a global watershed and basin distribution, I am looking 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 ...
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Creating catchments/basins around stream feature class using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a reasonably accurate steam network for a watershed. This network includes the main channel, major forks, and tributaries. Each channel, fork, and tributary are individual records with single ...
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Watersheds in SAGA Fill Sinks Wang & Liu tool

I'm delineating some coastal subbasins using open source software. I have asked a similar question before (Delineating coastal subbasins using SAGA GIS or GRASS in QGIS?). I found that using SAGA Fill ...
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How to calculate summed pixel area of multiple classes over a grid? Google Earth Engine

I'm trying to calculate the percent area of each transition class type (using the surface water occurrence dataset from the GEE tutorials) within a .25 by .25 degree grid box in SW Alaska. Here's a ...
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Does the common flow accumulation techniques still work over flat area?

My terrain is a highly developed area--which means that It involves lots of flat area ( gradient=0) because they have been properly paved. And it involves sudden drop, such as retaining wall, or ...
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Spatial analysis on raster in order to get watersheds of approximate 2 ha size

I'm trying to analyse a raster in order to get watersheds at approximate 2 ha size, using flow direction/accumulation. I've been using the steps outlined below, with initial conditions for cells ...
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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? what ...
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How to create an inlet drainage basin layer

Using a point layer of 8,375 inlets and a DEM, how do I create an inlet drainage basin layer with contiguous basins, each delineating water drainage for and into each inlet? I used an integer DEM, ...
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How to create “roof line” for a general polygon area?

I have a polygon with an arbitrary shape ( assume that it is well-formed with no self intersection, no duplicated points etc), and I need to subdivide the polygon into sub-polygons like how one would ...
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Is D8 flow accumulation algorithm still suitable for watershed computation if terrain contains lots of flat area?

My question is inspired ( and similar) with my previous question. But this question is more concerned about the suitability of D8 ( or in general non-dispersive) flow accumulation algorithm for ...
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Watershed-segmentation with orfeo toolbox

I work at the moment with the watershed-segmentation from the orfeo-toolbox. After the segmentation the pictures is split into squares. Specially the square in the middle seems to be deeper the the ...
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Creating sub-watershed within a basin

I am a beginner to QGIS. My problem is I tried to create sub-catchment within a basin by using provided point datasets (river gauge location). In total, I have 12 measuring points (i.e 12 pairs of x ...
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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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Calculating floodplain for river section using DEM only in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm looking to create areas where water might go when a river floods its banks. I have a pretty good resolution DEM (5ft^2 for each "square"). I'm not looking for anything super accurate or precise ...
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Watershed issue

I am attempting to create a catchment of Danube. So far I have used the r.fill.dir to create a depressionless map and flow directions. Thus, I am now looking to use r.watershed to create stream ...
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Watershed analysis using GRASS GIS

I have Contour lines shapefile which I imported that into GRASS and converted to a DEM using the IDW interpolation technique (r.surf.idw with npoints 250). Now I want watershed analysis to be done ...
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Improve Catchment polygon processing result accuracy?

I use the ArcHydro Toolbox and ArcGIS 10.4 I ran through the regular steps of Filling Sinks of a DEM, Flow Direction, Flow Accumulation, Stream Definition, Stream segmentation, catchment grid ...
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Finding points of sudden large changes in stream gradient QGIS

In QGIS I am trying to divide a streams shapefile at points at where there are sudden large increases or decreases in gradient. For example at the red circle the gradient of the stream increases from ...
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Can't get GRASS r.water.outlet to work

I'm new to GRASS. We want to delineate a watershed using the LIDAR data we have our hands on. I tried to follow several procedures to do so, but despite all my efforts, I can only get it to select a ...
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Doing watershed delineation properly using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.2. I have the contours and the stream in AutoCAD Civil, after converting to a shapefile, I exported them in GIS, after I created the TIN from the contours below: ...
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Extracting the z-values of a stream in a watershed if I have the values of the contours

I have the z-values of the contours (physical contours) of a watershed in AutoCAD civil, but I may use them in ArcGIS 10.2 and I have already created a DEM. I need to extract the z-values for the ...
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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 ...