A high-resolution land-use map; Nogales, Sonora, Mexico

Open-File Report 2010-1156
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The cities of Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona, are located in the Ambos Nogales Watershed, a topographically irregular bowl-shaped area with a northward gradient. Throughout history, residents in both cities have been affected by flooding. Currently, the primary method for regulating this runoff is to build a series of detention basins in Nogales, Sonora. Additionally, the municipality also is considering land-use planning to help mitigate flooding. This paper describes the production of a 10-meter resolution land-use map, derived from 2008 aerial photos of the Nogales, Sonora Watershed for modeling impacts of the detention basin construction and in support of an ?Early Warning Hazard System? for the region.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A high-resolution land-use map; Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2010-1156
DOI 10.3133/ofr20101156
Edition -
Year Published 2010
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description iii, 15p.; Appendices; Readme TXT File; Metadata TXT File; Data ZIP
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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