Streambank Stabilization: How GIS Helped Create an Assessment & Educational Tool
Authors: Katie Goff
The Kansas Water Office used GIS to create a streambank erosion assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to identify areas, or hotspots, with erosion concerns and estimate erosion losses to provide a better understanding of erosion trends and rates in particular watersheds for mitigation purposes. It also helps to guide prioritization of streambank stabilization projects by identifying reaches of streams where erosion is most severe in the watersheds above our water supply reservoirs.