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Assessing flood damage to agriculture using color infrared aerial photography

Open-File Report 77-175

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Abstract

The rationale for using color-infrared (CIR) film to assist in assessing flood damage to agriculture is demonstrated using examples prepared from photographs acquired of the 1975 flood in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota. Information concerning flood inundation boundaries, crop damage, soil erosion, sedimentation, and other similar general features and conditions was obtained through the interpretation of CIR aerial photographs. CIR aerial photographs can be used to help improve the estimates of potential remaining production on a field by field basis, owing to the increased accuracy obtained in determining the area component of crop production as compared to conventional ground sketching methods.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Assessing flood damage to agriculture using color infrared aerial photography
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
77-175
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
iv, 30 p.