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Research Project: Development of a National Dataset of Stream Channel Properties

Location: Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Project Number: 3098-13610-008-70-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 15, 2018
End Date: Aug 14, 2019

Objective:
Develop a national database of channel properties based on manual survey of Google Earth Imagery.

Approach:
The first task will be to develop methods to locate appropriate channels for analysis and then develop data collection protocols for channel properties. Students will utilize Google Earth imagery to locate appropriate channel meanders and estimate migration and channel cover. Rates of widening and meander migration will be determined using current and historical imagery. Channel erodibility will be estimated using these and other ancillary data for use in CEAP.