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The Channel Migration Toolbox: ArcGIS® Tools for Measuring Stream Channel Migration

Publication number Date Published
14-06-032October 2014
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Author(s) Nicholas T. Legg, Christina Heimburg, Brian D. Collins, and Patricia L. Olson
Description This report describes how to use the Channel Migration Toolbox, a set of ArcGIS® tools that automates the measurement of stream channel migration. Lateral movement of stream channels is typically measured in support of Channel Migration Zone (CMZ) mapping, a requirement for Shoreline Master Programs. CMZs are management tools that help evaluate erosion hazards and habitat potential along streams. The toolbox is attached as a zip file.
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Keywords floodplain management, channel migration zones, watershed management, restoration, shoreline management, Shoreline Master Program
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