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Dam Removal Information Portal (DRIP)


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Wieferich, D.J., Lohre, B., Brown, D., Duda, J., Bristol, R.S., Hutchison, V.B., Vittum, K.M., Bellmore, J.R., Warrick, J. and Courter, T., 2016, Dam Removal Information Portal (DRIP), U.S. Geological Survey Software Release.


The Dam Removal Information Portal (DRIP) is an online representation and visualization tool for the USGS Dam Removal Science Database, inspired by Bellmore et al. 2015 and now developed as a live data system in ScienceBase as part of the Biogeographic Information System. DRIP provides a map-based visualization of information of dam removals and associated scientific studies. The database was developed in cooperation with the NGO, American Rivers, who also provides data on other dam removals that lack associated scientific studies. The original software for the online DRIP application was developed in cooperation with AppGeo. Basic information about the dam’s location, size, date built and date removed are provided on an interactive [...]


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The Dam Removal Information Portal is a location where partners, scientists, and practitioners can find scientific studies associated with dam removal projects. The database is intended to be regularly updated, at least annually, so that it represents the most up to date information about the scientific studies associated with dam removal.


This software from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) identified as the Dam Removal Information Portal (DRIP) has not received USGS approval and as such is provisional and subject to revision. The software is released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. The DRIP software was originally developed through a partnership with AppGeo and was licensed with the MIT open source license. Further modification to the software has been made by USGS software engineers but retains the MIT license and copyright to AppGeo per license requirements. Portions of the code available in the public code repository that are USGS contributions are considered public domain and free of license restrictions if pulled and re-used/modified individually.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7M043HP

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