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Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment Dikes

October 28, 2016

This dataset is the output of a python script/ArcGIS model that identifies dikes as having a difference in elevation above a certain threshold. If the elevation difference was below a certain threshold the area was not considered a dike; however, if the difference in elevation between two points was significantly high then the area was marked as a dike. Areas continuous with eachother were considered part of the same dike. Post processing occurred. Users examined the data output, comparing the proposed dike locations to aerial imagery, flowline data, and the DEM. Dikes that appeared to be false positives were deleted from the data set.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment Dikes
DOI 10.5066/F7W9579M
Authors Justin A. Saarinen, Kurt P Kowalski
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Great Lakes Science Center