Categorization of Unique Landscape Units for Hydromodification Planning and Management

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Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.

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Russell Weaver, Ph.D.
Eric Berntsen, M.S.


In 2010 the California State Water Resources Control Board convened an expert panel to help identify hydromodification planning and management methods at various watershed scales. The panel identified the use of GIS as a preliminary step in the hydromodification planning and management. GIS was used to create a rapid assessment of the overall watershed by incorporating geology, slope, and land use data. Unique landscapes were identified and potential relative sediment production rates were field verified. Based on the preliminary rapid assessment, the domain expert could then identify areas of prioritization and follow up with other hydromodification planning and management techniques.

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