Vulnerable transportation and utility assets near actively migrating streams in Indiana

Data Series 1068
Prepared in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
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Abstract

An investigation was completed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs that found 1,132 transportation and utility assets in Indiana are vulnerable to fluvial erosion hazards due to close proximity to actively migrating streams. Locations of transportation assets (bridges, roadways, and railroad lines) and selected utility assets (high-capacity overhead power-transmission lines, underground pipelines, water treatment facilities, and in-channel dams) were determined using aerial imagery hosted by the Google Earth platform. Identified assets were aggregated by stream reach, county, and class. Accompanying the report is a polyline shapefile of the stream reaches documented by Robinson. The shapefile, derived from line work in the National Hydrography Dataset and attributed with channel migration rates, is released with complete Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata. The data presented in this report are intended to help stakeholders and others identify high-risk areas where transportation and utility assets may be threatened by fluvial erosion hazards thus warranting consideration for mitigation strategies.

Suggested Citation

Sperl, B.J., 2017, Vulnerable transportation and utility assets near actively migrating streams in Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1068, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1068.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Identification of Vulnerable Transportation and Utility Assets
  • Polyline Shapefile of Investigated Stream Reaches
  • Accessing the Data
  • References Cited
  • Glossary

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Vulnerable transportation and utility assets near actively migrating streams in Indiana
Series title Data Series
Series number 1068
DOI 10.3133/ds1068
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center
Description Report: iv, 11 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Indiana
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N