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H. Mapping & Naming River Styles

Temple Fork Example of River Styles

Figure from Lokteff et al. (2013) produced by Martha Jensen.


Synopsis of Topic

To actually map and classify the drainage network, you will need to have defined your river types (River Styles), and then you will need to choose their boundaries on the drainage network. In this exercise you will:
  • Define your own River Styles Tree
  • Apply that classification to your drainage network and delineate reach boundaries

Why We're Covering It

This is the exercise in which you will gain experience in actually classifying your drainage network using River Styles that you develop (i.e. Stage 1). 

Learning Outcomes

This topics helps us with the following learning outcomes for the workshop:
  • Through lectures, laboratory exercises, field visits and discussions, develop a working knowledge of Stage 1 of the River Styles framework (river character and behaviour, analysis of catchment-scale river patterns)


Mapping Layers for Logan River:

Symbology to use:

LoganRiver_RiverStyles.lyr - Import this symbology definition into your LoganRiverMainstem_NHD shapefile.

Relevant or Cited Literature