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1947 Aerial Photo Mosaic Mississippi River Lower Pool 08


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The U.S. Geological Survey's Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) has obtained historical photography of the Upper Mississippi River, collected by the Corps of Engineers. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge contracted the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) to scan and georeference the 1947 images for lower Pool 8, to create reference images for use in geographic information system (GIS). These data are also distributed through the UMESC Web site, so others can also access the data.


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U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Region
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Region
Metadata Contact :
John C Nelson
Originator :
John C Nelson

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The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Centeradministers the Long Term Resource MonitoringProgram (LTRMP), authorized under the WaterResources Development Act of 1986 (Public Law99-662). The mission of the LTRMP is to providedecision-makers with information to maintain theUpper Mississippi River System (UMRS) as a viablelarge river ecosystem given its multiple-usecharacter. The long-term goals of the Program areto understand the system, determine resourcetrends and impacts, develop managementalternatives, manage information, and developuseful products. The collection and distributionof high-resolution aerial photography aids theCenter in meeting these goals.


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