Watershed Analysis of Tippagondanahalli Lake Using Remote Sensing and Gis Implications for Watershed Management

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Watershed Analysis Of Tippagondanahalli Lake Using Remote Sensing And Gis Implications For Watershed Management

Watershed Analysis of Tippagondanahalli Lake Using Remote Sensing and Gis Implications for Watershed Management

Abstract

Watershed Analysis Of Tippagondanahalli Lake Using Remote Sensing And Gis Implications For Watershed Management Although the watershed is largely a rural landscape, several major urban-industrial cities, including Fort Wayne and Toledo are located along the river. Many water quality concerns are present, especially nonpoint rural runoff that contributes significant amounts of sediment into the Maumee River.

A partnership between the University of Toledo and US Department of Agriculture NRCS lead to several GIS and remote sensing products including annual land cover and crop rotations via remote sensing techniques, establishment of a Maumee Watershed Project Area GIS database, and providing educational and informational outreach with other project partners, resource managers, and the general public.

Conclusion

The Maumee GIS/Remote Sensing Project has created an array of useful products to assist with various watershed planning initiatives underway within the basin including projects undertaken by the Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership, USDA NRCS, and Army Corp of Engineers. The GIS database has been provided on request to various parties to assist with the preparation of watershed studies, rapid assessments, crop inventories, sediment modeling, and in response to flooding events.