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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Mississippi River - Open River

Grand Tower to the Ohio River

River Mile 0-85
Updated August 18, 2014
Grand Tower to the Ohio River

Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) Open River is used to describe the region of the UMRS that is below Lock and Dam 26. It extends from Lock and Dam 26 located near Alton, Illinois downstream to the confluence of the Ohio River located near Cairo, Illinois. The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) operates a field station on the Open River through the Missouri Department of Conversation. The LTRMP Study Reach extends from the confluence with the Ohio River to river mile 80 (Grand Tower).

National Atlas and Seamless data server data have been moved to the National Map.


image of Open River, Grand Tower to the Ohio River

background information Aerial Photos (UMESC)

Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Images
In 2010, the EMP partnered with the USFWS to fly and acquire CIR digital aerial photography of Pools 1-13, Upper Mississippi River and Pools Alton–Marseilles, Illinois River at 8"/pixel and 16"/pixel respectively using a mapping-grade Applanix DSS439 digital aerial camera . The photography was collected at a minimum accuracy of 5-10 meters. These are the orthorectified photo mosaics for all or portions of the coverage area. The flights occurred during times of peak vegetation biomass, from August 13, 2010 through September 1, 2010. The mosaics are served as orthoreferenced JPEG2000 images.


jpg2000Metadata - 2011 Open River 2 North Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (268 MB JPG2000)
jpg2000Metadata - 2011 Open River 2 South Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (325 MB JPG2000)

On occasion the Center will scan and register aerial photography for special projects. As these data sets are created they're also made available through Web site. For information on how to download these data and obtain a free viewer program or the required .dll files for your GIS program, activate the help button.

MrSid Image - z16n27Metadata - 2000 Open River, georeferenced true color photo composite (745 MB z16n27 MrSid)

background information Aquatic Areas (UMESC)

The Aquatic Areas data sets were created to identify areas of similar aquatic habitats. These data are available as polygons and linears. The linear data set contains data for features too narrow to be mapped as polygons (e.g., wing dams, rip rap). For additional information, access the help button.

ArcView Shapefile - z15n83Metadata - 1989 Aquatic Areas (2.2 MB z15n83 Shape)
UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83Metadata - 1989 Linear Aquatic Areas (46 KB UNIX) (77 KB NT) (80 KB z15n27 Shape) (80 KB z15n83 Shape) (80 KB z16n27 Shape (80 KB z16n83 Shape) The linear file contains data for features too narrow to be mapped as polygons.

background information Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles (DOQ)

Digital orthophoto quadrangles (DOQ) are georeferenced images of aerial photographs that have had camera orientation and terrain displacements removed.

These data are being compressed and redistributed through this web site as a service for program partners of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. If you require data for areas outside the Mississippi River floodplain, data sets made from photographs from a different year, or the uncompressed files, contact the EROS Data Center.

Quadrangle Name
Northwest
Southwest
Northeast
Southeast
Barlow - 24K quad N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bertrand - 24K quad dy1h4nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A dy1h4ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) dy1h4se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Cairo - 24K quad pj3a2nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3a2sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3a2ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) pj3a2se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Cache - 24K quad pj3a3nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3a3sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3a3ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) pj3a3se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Cape Girardeau - 24K quad N/A pj3c5sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3c5ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3c5se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Cape Girardeau NE - 24K quad N/A N/A pj3d5ne_doq.exe (2.5 MB) N/A
Charleston - 24K quad dy1h3nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) dy1h3sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) dy1h3ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) dy1h3se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Cobden - 24K quad N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jonesboro - 24K quad pj3d3nw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) pj3d3sw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) N/A N/A
McClure - 24K quad pj3c4nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3c4sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3c4ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3c4se_doq.exe (2.5 MB)
Mill Creek - 24K quad pj3c3nw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) N/A N/A N/A
Morley - 24K quad N/A N/A pj3a5ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) N/A
Neelys Landing - 24K quad N/A N/A pj1e5ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj1e5se_doq.exe (2.5 MB)
Scott City - 24K quad N/A N/A pj3b5ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3b5se_doq.exe (2.5 MB)
Tamms - 24K quad N/A pj3b3sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A pj3b3se_doq.exe (2.5 MB)
Thebes - 24K quad pj3b4nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3b4sw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) N/A pj3b4se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Thebes SW - 24K quad pj3a4nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3a4sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) pj3a4ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3a4se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Ware - 24K quad pj3d4nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3d4sw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) pj3d4ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj3d4se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Wickliffe - 24K quad N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wyatt - 24K quad dy1h2nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) dy1h2sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) dy1h2ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) dy1h2se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Wolf Lake - 24K quad pj1e4nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj1e4sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj1e4ne_doq.exe (2.5 MB) pj1e4se_doq.exe (2.5 MB)

background information Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)

Digital raster graphic (DRG) files are scanned and rectified images of USGS quadrangles.

These data are being compressed and redistributed through this web site as a service for program partners of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. If you require data for additional areas, the help button access information on which files are available through this Web site, the USGS National Mapping Center in Rolla, Missouri keeps a listing of sites that distribute DRG files through the Internet, and copies of the data can be ordered from the EROS Data Center (for a duplication and distribution fee).

Quadrangle Name
Original Image
Overlapping Image
Cape Girardeau - 100K quad pj3_drg1.exe (8.2 MB) N/A
Carbondale - 100K quad pj1_drg1.exe (8.3 MB) N/A
Sikeston - 100K quad dy1_drg1.exe (5.2 MB) N/A
Barlow - 24K quad N/A pj3a1_drg2.exe (3.0 MB)
Bertrand - 24K quad N/A dy1h4_drg2.exe (1.6 MB)
Cairo - 24K quad N/A pj3a2_drg2.exe (3.0 MB)
Cache - 24K quad N/A pj3a3_drg2.exe (3.6 MB)
Cape Girardeau - 24K quad N/A pj3c5_drg2.exe (5.7 MB)
Cape Girardeau NE - 24K quad N/A pj3d5_drg2.exe (3.6 MB)
Charleston - 24K quad N/A dy1h3_drg2.exe (1.8 MB)
Cobden - 24K quad N/A pj1e3_drg2.exe (4.3 MB)
Jonesboro - 24K quad N/A pj3d3_drg2.exe (4.3 MB)
McClure - 24K quad N/A pj3c4_drg2.exe (3.5 MB)
Mill Creek - 24K quad N/A pj3c3_drg2.exe (4.3 MB)
Morley - 24K quad N/A pj3a5_drg2.exe (6.2 MB)
Neelys Landing - 24K quad N/A pj1e5_drg2.exe (4.6 MB)
Scott City - 24K quad N/A pj3b5_drg2.exe (4.0 MB)
Tamms - 24K quad N/A pj3b3_drg2.exe (3.6 MB)
Thebes - 24K quad N/A pj3b4_drg2.exe (4.6 MB)
Thebes SW - 24K quad N/A pj3a4_drg2.exe (2.5 MB)
Ware - 24K quad N/A pj3d4_drg2.exe (3.2 MB)
Wickliffe - 24K quad N/A dy1h1_drg2.exe (4.4 MB)
Wyatt - 24K quad N/A dy1h2_drg2.exe (2.5 MB)
Wolf Lake - 24K quad N/A pj1e4_drg2.exe (3.7 MB)
Composite Image
100K Color
100K Gray Scale
Open River - Grand Tower to the Ohio River drg_or2_clr100k_z15n83.exe (9.3 MB) drg_or2_bw100k_z15n83.exe (9.2 MB)


Land Cover/Use

Since 1989 the Upper Midwest Environmental Center through its association with the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program has been creating land cover/use data sets for the Upper Mississippi River system. For background information on how these data sets were created and are attributed, activate the help buttons. A link to a freeware GIS data viewer that can read the Shape files is also available.

background informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2010 Land Cover/Use (19.0 MB z15n83 Shape)
background informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2000 Land Cover/Use (8.1 MB z15n83 Shape)
background information
ArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use version 1 (9.5 MB z15n83 Shape)
background informationUNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15MetaData - 1989 Linear Land Cover/Use (47 KB UNIX) (77 KB NT) (68 KB Shape) The linear file contains data for features too narrow to be mapped as polygons.
background informationUNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15ArcView Shapefile - Z 16MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use - Satellite Data (1.8 MB UNIX) (1.8 MB NT) (1.0 MB Z15 Shape) (3.9 MB Z15 Shape)
background informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1975 Land Cover/Use (2.9 MB Shape)
background informationUNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15MetaData - 1975 Linear Land Cover/Use (81 KB UNIX) (111 KB NT) (98 KB Shape) The linear file contains data for features too narrow to be mapped as polygons.
background informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1890's Land Cover/Use (1.9 MB Shape)

background information Land/Water (UMESC)

Land/water is one of the classification attributes in the land cover/use data sets created by UMESC from aerial photography. These data are redistributed here as shape files with the boundaries of the region's 1:24,000-scale USGS quadrangles added to the data. This has been done because individuals working with ArcView have reported numerous problems if they attempt to perform a dissolve on the land cover/use data to create a land/water only shape file. Most printers cannot process the detailed land/water boundaries unless some form of a break line or lines are added.

ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83MetaData - 2000 Land/Water (1.7 MB z15n27 Shape) (1.8 MB z15n83 Shape) (1.9 MB z16n27 Shape) (1.9 MB z16n83 Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83MetaData - 1989 Land/Water (1.8 MB z15n27 Shape) (1.9 MB z15n83 Shape)
(1.9 MB z16n27 Shape) (1.9 MB z16n83 Shape)


Long Term Resource Monitoring Data

The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) is a joint program between the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the US Geological Survey, and the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Since 1989 the LTRMP has been collecting monitoring data within 6 study reaches on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. LTRMP monitoring data are available for the following topics.


background information Map Products (UMESC)

MrSid Image - z15n27MrSid Image - z15n83MrSid Image - z16n27MrSid Image - z16n83Metadata - 1890's Map Plates - Georeferenced Images of Maps Produced by the Mississippi River Commission (52.8 MB z15n27 MrSid) (52.8 MB z15n83 MrSid) (62.0 MB z16n27 MrSid) (62.0 MB z16n83 MrSid)


background information River Miles (UMESC and SAST)

The US Army Corps of Engineers use a river mile measuring scheme to locate features on the Mississippi River. Two digital version of these data are available, one created by UMESC from stored on USGS quadrangles, and one created by the SAST project. The SAST data set differs from the UMESC data set in that some of the river mile markers were relocated by UMESC staff so they would fall within the navigation channel.

UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - UMESC River Miles (50 KB UNIX) (80 KB NT) (44 KB Shape)
UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - SAST River Miles (108 KB UNIX) (146 KB NT) (85 KB Shape)

background information UMRS Basin

UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - 1993 Levees (359 KB Shape)

background information Lock and dam 10 to the Ohio River

ArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - 1984 Commercial Fisheries (259 KB Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - 1984 Eagle Nests (20 KB Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - 1984 Mussel Beds (40 KB Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - 1984 Rookeries (16 KB Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - 1984 Spawning Habitat (226 KB Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - 1984 Sport Fisheries (491 KB Shape)


background information Wing Dams (COE)

The Corps of Engineers constructs and maintains wing dams in the Mississippi River system. Copies of data files provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers - Rock Island District are being redistributed through this web site as a service for program partners of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center.

UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - Wing Dams - Saint Louis District (84 KB UNIX) (114 KB NT) (61 KB Shape)

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