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Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment: Degree Flowlines and Culverts

May 24, 2024

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) created geospatial datasets of potential culvert locations along with flowlines connected to southwestern Lake Erie as part of the Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment (WLERA). The Degree Flowlines and Culverts datasets represent the flowline network and culverts in the WLERA 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 Lake Erie. 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. Please refer to the process steps and for further explanation on the datasets.

Publication Year 2024
Title Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment: Degree Flowlines and Culverts
DOI 10.5066/P9YHM9Y0
Authors Margaret (Maggie) E Jaenicke, Anders L Hopkins, Kurt P Kowalski, Alexandra (Sasha) A Bozimowski, Chris A Sanocki
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Great Lakes Science Center