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The U.S. Geological Survey's Upper MidwestEnvironmental Sciences Center (UMESC) has obtainedhistorical photography of the Upper MississippiRiver, collected by the Corps of Engineers. TheU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) UpperMississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refugecontracted the Upper Midwest EnvironmentalSciences Center (UMESC) to scan and georeferencethe 1961 images for lower Pool 8, to createreference images for use in geographic informationsystem (GIS). These data are also distributedthrough the UMESC Web site so others can alsoaccess the data.


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U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Region
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U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Region
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John C Nelson
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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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