The Shoreline Management Tool—An ArcMap Tool for Analyzing Water Depth, Inundated Area, Volume, and Selected Habitats, with an Example for the Lower Wood River Valley, Oregon
- Document: Report (9.09 MB pdf)
- Companion Files:
- Referenced Work:
- Generic version (39 MB zip) - Intended for use in any area. Required input data must be prepared by the users as described in the report. Example Python scripts are provided to assist with the data preparation. Includes all ancillary files except those specific to the lower Wood River Valley example.
- Example version for the Lower Wood River Valley, Oregon - NAVD88 (1.9 GB zip) - Contains all required data for use in the lower Wood River Valley of southern Oregon. Ready to run. Utilizes the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) for elevation reference. Useful for training purposes or examination of input datasets and output results. Includes all ancillary files.
- Example version for the Lower Wood River Valley, Oregon - NGVD29/UKLVD (2.0 GB zip) - Contains all required data for use in the lower Wood River Valley of southern Oregon. Ready to run. Utilizes the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29) for elevation reference. Also contains data for use with the Upper Klamath Lake Vertical Datum (UKLVD). Useful for training purposes or examination of input datasets and output results. Includes all ancillary files.
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The Shoreline Management Tool is a geographic information system (GIS) based program developed to assist water- and land-resource managers in assessing the benefits and effects of changes in surface-water stage on water depth, inundated area, and water volume. Additionally, the Shoreline Management Tool can be used to identify aquatic or terrestrial habitat areas where conditions may be suitable for specific plants or animals as defined by user-specified criteria including water depth, land-surface slope, and land-surface aspect. The tool can also be used to delineate areas for use in determining a variety of hydrologic budget components such as surface-water storage, precipitation, runoff, or evapotranspiration.
The Shoreline Management Tool consists of two parts, a graphical user interface for use with Esri™ ArcMap™ GIS software to interact with the user to define scenarios and map results, and a spreadsheet in Microsoft® Excel® developed to display tables and graphs of the results. The graphical user interface allows the user to define a scenario consisting of an inundation level (stage), land areas (parcels), and habitats (areas meeting user-specified conditions) based on water depth, slope, and aspect criteria. The tool uses data consisting of land-surface elevation, tables of stage/volume and stage/area, and delineated parcel boundaries to produce maps (data layers) of inundated areas and areas that meet the habitat criteria. The tool can be run in a Single-Time Scenario mode or in a Time-Series Scenario mode, which uses an input file of dates and associated stages. The spreadsheet part of the tool uses a macro to process the results from the graphical user interface to create tables and graphs of inundated water volume, inundated area, dry area, and mean water depth for each land parcel based on the user-specified stage. The macro also creates tables and graphs of the area, perimeter, and number of polygons comprising the user-specified habitat areas within each parcel.
The Shoreline Management Tool is highly transferable, using easily generated or readily available data. The capabilities of the tool are demonstrated using data from the lower Wood River Valley adjacent to Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes in southern Oregon.
Snyder, D.T., Haluska, T.L., and Respini-Irwin, D., 2013, The Shoreline Management Tool—An ArcMap tool for analyzing water depth, inundated area, volume, and selected habitats, with an example for the lower Wood River Valley, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1247, 86 p. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1247/.)
ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)
Table of Contents
- The Shoreline Management Tool
- An Example for the Lower Wood River Valley, Oregon
- References Cited
- Appendix A. Shoreline Management Tool User’s Guide
- Appendix B. Preparation of Input Data for use with the Shoreline Management Tool
- Appendix C. Data Files for the Lower Wood River Valley for Use with the Shoreline Management Tool
- Appendix D. Example Python Programming Language Scripts to Automate Data Preparation for the Shoreline Management Tool
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||The Shoreline Management Tool—An ArcMap tool for analyzing water depth, inundated area, volume, and selected habitats, with an example for the lower Wood River Valley, Oregon|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Oregon Water Science Center|
|Description||Report: viii, 86 p.; 2 Videos: 3 minutes; Companion File|
|Other Geospatial||Wood River Valley|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytics Metrics||Metrics page|