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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ASSEMBLY OF SPATIAL DATABASES TO FACILITATE WATERSHED-SCALE CONSERVATION PLANNING TOOLS Project Number: 3625-13000-010-17
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: May 16, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2012

Objective:
Assemble spatial databases to facilitate development of watershed-scale conservation planning tools.

Approach:
Tasks will include: Assembly of county-based field map boundary files into a regional (Iowa and southern Minnesota) database with Hydrologic Unit Code addressing. Incorporate access to LiDAR topographic, soils, and crop data layer into database. Identify options for modeling of hydrologic flows at the HUC-12 watershed scale through processing, rescaling, and terrain analysis of LiDAR data. The products will provide a basis to develop watershed scale conservation planning tools that translate between field and watershed scales.

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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