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Historic Lake Superior shorelines near Odanah, Wisconsin (1852 - 2013)


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Fitzpatrick, F.A., Breitmun, M.G., and Blount, J.D., 2019, Historic Lake Superior shorelines near Odanah, Wisconsin (1852 - 2013): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This USGS data release presents historic shorelines of Lake Superior near Odanah, Wisconsin encompassing the delta complex of the Bad River from 1852 to 2013 compiled in a Geographic Information System. The coverage of the shorelines starts approximately 8 km northeast of Ashland and extends for about 40 km to approximately 3 km east of the Bad River mouth. The shorelines were derived from land survey maps, topographic maps (USGS), and aerial photographs. The data set includes 10 shorelines for the years 1852, 1934, 1939, 1953, 1963, 1979, 1986, 1992, 1999, and 2013. Detail in the initial years of the shorelines (1852, 1934) may appear to be coarser having been hand drawn. Following 1939, all the shorelines were created using available [...]


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“Shorelines Geodatabase”
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Long Island Summary Metadata.xml
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Long Island Geodatabase
“Geodatabase Metadata”
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Data were obtained for a baseline assessment of potential effects of mining in the Bad River watershed on the National Park Service managed shorelines that are part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. These data are intended for science researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public. These data can be used with geographic information systems or other software to identify general spatial patterns of historical erosion and deposition.


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DOI doi:10.5066/P9DFQHEF

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