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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Illinois River - Dresden

River Mile 271.5-286
Updated October 12, 2017
Dresden

Dresden is used to describe the region of the Illinois River that is impounded by the Dresden Lock and Dam. It extends from the Dresden Lock and Dam located south of Channahon, Illinois, upstream to the Dresden Lock and Dam, Rockdale/Joliet, Illinois.

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

Image of Dresden Reach


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 Dresden Pool Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (76 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 - z15n27Metadata - 2000 Dresden Pool, georeferenced true color photo composite (50 MB z15n27 MrSid)

background information Aquatic Areas (UMESC)

ArcView Shapefile - z15n83Metadata - 1989 Aquatic Areas (960 KB z15n83 Shape)

background information Digital Lidar Derivatives

Lidar (Light Detection And Ranging) data are remotely sensed, high-resolution elevation data collected by airplane. The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center processed these data to create Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), 0.5 meter contour lines, and pool-wide hillshade images. These data are a product of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Program Long Term Resource Monitoring (LTRM) element, as distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Tier 1 products are derived directly from vendor-provided LAS-format (LASer) files that have not been cleaned or edited in order to serve the data as quickly as possible. Tier 1 data have been quality checked by the vendor and obvious errors removed, but some isolated errors often remain.

Quadrangle Name
DEMs
Contour
Channahon - 24K quad ar4d2_dem.exe (160 MB) ar4d2_con.exe (92 MB)
Elwood - 24K quad ar4d1_dem.exe (11 MB) ar4d1_con.exe (15 MB)
Joliet - 24K quad ar2e1_dem.exe (9 MB) ar2e1_con.exe (13 MB)
Minooka - 24K quad ar4d3_dem.exe (27 MB) ar4d3_con.exe (21 MB)
Plainfield - 24K quad ar2e2_dem.exe (2 MB) ar2e2_con.exe (3 MB)
Hillshade image
First return
Last return
Dresden Reach   2008_dre_hsl.exe (29 MB)

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
Channahon - 24K quad
ar4d2nw_doq.exe (1.8 MB)
ar4d2sw_doq.exe (1.9 MB)
ar4d2ne_doq.exe (2.0 MB)
ar4d2se_doq.exe (2.1 MB)
Elwood - 24K quad
ar4d1nw_doq.exe (1.7 MB)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Joliet - 24K quad
ar2e1nw_doq.exe (1.8 MB)
ar2e1sw_doq.exe (2.0 MB)
ar2e1ne_doq.exe (1.8 MB)
ar2e1se_doq.exe (1.8 MB)
Minooka - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
ar4d3se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Plainfield - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Composite Image
DOQ
Dresden Reach MrSid Image - z16n83 doq_dre_z16n83.exe (7.3 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
Aurora - 100K quad ar2_drg1.exe (5.8 MB) N/A
Ottawa - 100K quad f41088a1.exe (5.0 MB) N/A
Channahon - 24K quad N/A ar4d2_drg2.exe (3.7 MB)
Elwood - 24K quad N/A ar4d1_drg2.exe (2.4 MB)
Joliet - 24K quad N/A ar2e1_drg2.exe (5.8 MB)
Minooka - 24K quad N/A ar4d3_drg2.exe (2.4 MB)
Plainfield - 24K quad N/A ar2e2_drg2.exe (4.2 MB)
Composite Image
100K Color
100K Gray Scale
Dresden Reach
drg_dre_clr100k_z15n83.exe (1.4 MB)
drg_dre_bw100k_z15n83.exe (1.4 MB)


Geodatabases

Since 1989 the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center through its association with the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Programs Long Term Resource Monitoring element, has been creating land cover/use and other riverine datasets for the Upper Mississippi River System. For background information on how these data sets were created and are attributed, see the associated metadata in each geodatabase.

data_dre.gdb.exe



Topobathy 

Separate Lidar and bathymetry data were collected on the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) program. While many information needs can be met by using these data separately, in many cases seamless elevation data across the river and its floodplain are needed. This seamless elevation surface was generated by merging the Lidar and bathymetry data.

UMRR Dresden Reach Topobathy


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 - 2010/11 Land Cover/Use (1.8 MB z15n83 Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2000 Land Cover/Use version 2 (4.0 MB z15n83 Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use version 2 (2.2 MB z15n83 Shape)

background informationUNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z15ArcView Shapefile - Z16MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use - Satellite Data (104 KB UNIX) (136 KB NT) (104 KB Z15 Shape)
(244 KB Z16 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 (2.0 MB z15n27 Shape) (3.0 MB z15n83 Shape) (3.0 KB z16n27 Shape) (3.0 KB z16n83 Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83MetaData - 1989 Land/Water (1.0 MB z15n27 Shape) (1.0 MB z15n83 Shape)
(883 KB z16n27 Shape) (1.0 MB z16n83 Shape)

background information River Miles (UMESC and SAST)

The U.S. 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)

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