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Status report on the development of a systemic land cover/land use spatial data base for the Upper Mississippi River System




The Environmental Management Technical Center's (EMTC) Fiscal Year 1992 effort to develop a systemic spatial data base of land cover/land use within the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) has been completed. The UMRS spans eight degrees of latitude and includes the Upper Mississippi River from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Cairo, Illinois (130 km), and the navigable reaches of the Illinois (526 km), the Kaskaskia (19 km), the Black (2 km), the St. Croix (40 km), and the Minnesota Rivers (42 km). Systemically, the aerial extent of the study area includes 1,137,035 ha (2,809,575 a) as defined by the floodplain of these river reaches. The EMTC acquired and processed 1989 Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) satellite imagery to produce the land [...]



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  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)



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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Management Technical Center, Onalaska, Wisconsin

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