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Connecting River Systems Restoration Assessment: Degree Flowlines

May 24, 2024

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) created the Degree Flowlines and Culverts geospatial datasets representing potential culvert locations along with flowlines within the Connecting River Systems Restoration Assessment (CRSRA) study area. Both datasets will be served in the Great Lakes Wetlands Restoration Area mapping application []. The map-based user interface can be used by stakeholders to find potential areas for successful wetlands restoration. Each flowline was assigned a connectivity score describing its level of connectedness to the lake outlet. Low numbers represent fewer disconnections, such as culverts or road crossings, between the reach and the water body requiring no flow network modification to restore the area. For more information, see the full data release documentation and the GLCWRA webpage:

Publication Year 2024
Title Connecting River Systems Restoration Assessment: Degree Flowlines
DOI 10.5066/P90ZH8RY
Authors Anders L Hopkins, Margaret (Maggie) E Jaenicke, Alexandra (Sasha) A Bozimowski, Kurt P Kowalski, Chris A Sanocki
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Great Lakes Science Center