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Collecting Lidar Data on the Lower Brule Reservation in South Dakota

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Staff from the U.S. Geological Survey, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Environmental Protection Office, and Oglala Lakota College set up equipment in preparation for use of Ground-based Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). On Feb. 28-March 1, 2011,  LiDAR was used to scan exposed banks as part of the Missouri River bank erosion study on the Lower Brule Reservation. These data will provide high-resolution surface elevation data and images of the scanned areas.


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