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Faith A Fitzpatrick

Research Hydrologist

Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Office Phone: 608-821-3818
Fax: 608-821-3817
ORCID: 0000-0002-9748-7075

8505 Research Way
8505 Research Way
Middleton , WI 53562-3581

Supervisor: Jeffrey R Ziegeweid
This USGS data release presents historic shorelines of Lake Superior near Odanah, Wisconsin encompassing the delta complex of the Bad River from 1852 to 2013 compiled in a Geographic Information System. The coverage of the shorelines starts approximately 8 km northeast of Ashland and extends for about 40 km to approximately 3 km east of the Bad River mouth. The shorelines were derived from land survey maps, topographic maps (USGS), and aerial photographs. The data set includes 10 shorelines for the years 1852, 1934, 1939, 1953, 1963, 1979, 1986, 1992, 1999, and 2013. Detail in the initial years of the shorelines (1852, 1934) may appear to be coarser having been hand drawn. Following 1939, all the shorelines were...
Description of Work USGS scientists provide expertise, capacity and support for the implementation of Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) and the associated goals, objectives and targets for each of the Great Lakes, including Lake Superior. The LaMPs are critical binational groups that are important for promoting Great Lakes restoration. Specifically, LaMP efforts include compiling monitoring and research information into the Great Lakes web mapper (SiGL Mapper). The Mapper’s focus is on information that will result in recognition of areas where data are being collected, missing or sparse, and on areas where ecosystems are vulnerable.
Description of Work U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provided a one-week training course for ''Geomorphic Analysis of Fluvial Systems'' to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other state and local agencies in Chicago. This provided an introduction to the concepts of how stream channels change over time due to natural and human-caused changes in the watershed. This training assisted managers in understanding the goals and limits of stream restoration specific to Great Lakes streams. Much of the training centered on sediment movement in channels and also was applicable to EPA managers working on clean-sediment TMDLs and nutrient-sediment interactions.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Natural Resources Department of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe, conducted a study of the extent of flooding near the community of Odanah, Wisconsin, caused by the July 11, 2016 storm event in northern Wisconsin and the Bad River Reservation. Immediately after the flooding, the USGS and the Bad River Natural Resources Department documented 108 high-water marks (HWM) in the Odanah area. The HWMs were used to create flood-inundation maps to support the response and recovery operations. Three sets of flood-inundation polygon boundaries, flood-inundation extents, flood depths, and high-water marks were compiled for the Bad River, Beartrap...
These polygon boundaries, inundation extents, and depth rasters were created to provide an extent of flood inundation along the Bad River within the community of Odanah, Wisconsin. The upstream and downstream reach extent is determined by the location of high-water marks, not extending the boundary far past the outermost high-water marks. In areas of uncertainty of flood extent, the model boundary is lined up with the flood inundation polygon extent. This boundary polygon was used to extract the final flood inundation polygon and depth layer from the flood water surface raster file. The upstream extent of the Bad River flood-inundation map starts about 150 ft downstream from Elm Hoist Road, at the Bad River near...
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