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Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment: Dikes

May 24, 2024

The US Geological Survey (USGS) created the Dikes dataset as ancillary layer in the Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment (WLERA) which covers the southwestern shore of Lake Erie. WLERA is a part of the USGS's Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Restoration Assessment (GLCWRA) initiative where coastal areas around the Great Lakes are identified and ranked for potential wetland restoration. The dikes dataset was created to identify human made and naturally occurring dikes or berms which have the potential to block the flow of water between Lake Erie and wetland habits. These potential dikes were outlined by selecting all the areas within the WLERA study area with a slope greater than 12 degrees (derived from the DEM created for WLERA). Please refer to the process steps and for further explanation on the methods.

Publication Year 2024
Title Western Lake Erie Restoration Assessment: Dikes
DOI 10.5066/P9PW0UQ6
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