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Data release for Applying high-resolution imagery to evaluate restoration-induced changes in stream condition, Missouri River Headwaters Basin, Montana

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2014-06-23
End Date
2017-08-02

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Vanderhoof, M.K., and Burt, C., 2018, Data release for Applying high-resolution imagery to evaluate restoration-induced changes in stream condition, Missouri River Headwaters Basin, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.10.5066/P9F9618G.

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Degradation of streams and associated riparian habitat across the Missouri River Headwaters Basin has motivated several stream restoration projects across the watershed. Many of these projects install a series of beaver dam analogues (BDAs) to aggrade incised streams, elevate local water tables, and create natural surface water storage by reconnecting streams with their floodplains. Satellite imagery can provide a spatially continuous mechanism to monitor the effects of these in-stream structures on stream surface area. However, remote sensing-based approaches to map narrow (e.g., <5 m wide) linear features such as streams have been under-developed relative to efforts to map other types of aquatic systems, such as wetlands or lakes. [...]

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The purpose of the analysis was to test approaches to map narrow streams (down to 1.5 m wide) and evaluate the change in stream surface area following the installation of a series of beaver dam analogues. High-resolution imagery was processed into stream surface area in 2014 and 2017 at four stream restoration sites, designed and implemented by Nature Conservancy (Robb Creek, Alkali Creek, Long Creek (North), and Long Creek (South)) in the Missouri River Headwaters Basin in Montana.

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