Colorado Watershed Blog

Here is where I will be posting my thoughts on Colorado Water, watershed health, river assessments, flood risks, etc.

Blog Post February 18, 2023

A primer on Fluvial Hazard Zone Mapping with LiDAR data

The is a very technical post. This is a primer to discuss how LiDAR data is collected, filtered and manipulated to create digital elevation models (DEM) and how those DEMs might be used to identify fluvial geomorphic signatures that indicate where a flood hazard might exist. LiDAR data is commonly used in geomorphic analysis, hydraulic…

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Hydrologist, geomorphologist, river designer, small business owner, skier, mountain biker, kayaker. Living in the present yet concerned about the future. The best designer is nature.

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