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Saint Croix River

Updated February 17, 2016
Saint Croix

The Saint Croix river is a tributary to the Mississippi River, located on the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Most of the data contained on this page is for the navigable portions of the Saint Croix, from Stillwater, Minnesota to the river's confluence with the Mississippi River.

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

Saint Croix River (map)

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 - 2010 Saint Croix River Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (225 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 - z15n27MrSid Image - z15n83Metadata - 2000 Saint Croix River, georeferenced true color photo composite (26.7 MB z15n27 MrSid) (26.7 MB z15n83 MrSid)

background information Aquatic Areas (UMESC)

ArcView Shapefile - z15n83Metadata - 1989 Aquatic Areas (128 KB z15n83 Shape)

background information Digital Lidar Derivatives

updatedLidar (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. A second tier of data processing has been completed for this pool. These processes include water-masking, contour-smoothing, point reclassification, where needed, and additional quality control steps. 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.

Quadrangle Name
DEMs
Contour
Hudson - 24K quad
s32h7_dem.exe (77 MB)
s32h7_con.exe (147 MB)
Northline - 24K quad
s32h6_dem.exe (37 MB)
s32h6_con.exe (63 MB)
Prescott - 24K quad
s32g7_dem.exe (60 MB)
s32g7_con.exe (140 MB)
River Falls West - 24K quad N/A N/A
Stillwater - 24K quad sw4a7_dem.exe (62 MB) sw4a7_con.exe (143 MB)
Somerset South - 24K quad sw4a6_dem.exe (3 MB) sw4a6_con.exe (5 MB)
Hillside Image
First return
Last return
St. Croix StCroix_hsf.exe (63 MB) Preview StCroix_hsl.exe (28 MB) Preview

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
Hudson - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Northline - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Prescott - 24K quad
N/A
s32g7sw_doq.exe (2.1 MB)
N/A
s32g7se_doq.exe (2.1 MB)
River Falls West - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Stillwater - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Somerset South - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Composite Image
DOQ
Saint Croix River  N/A

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
Hastings - 100K quad
s32_drg1.exe (5.7 MB)
N/A
Stillwater - 100 quad
f45092a1.exe (6.4 MB)
N/A
Hudson - 24K quad
N/A
s32h7_drg2.exe (3.4 MB)
Northline - 24K quad
N/A
s32h6_drg2.exe (1.7 MB)
Prescott - 24K quad
N/A
s32g7_drg2.exe (3.1 MB)
River Falls West - 24K quad
N/A
s32g6_drg2.exe (2.0 MB)
Stillwater - 24K quad
N/A
sw4dg2a7.exe (3.7 MB)
Somerset South - 24K quad
N/A
sw4dg2a6.exe (2.3 MB)
Composite Image
100K Color
100K Gray Scale
Saint Croix River
N/A
N/A

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_stc.gdb.exe


Land Cover/Use mrblink1

 

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 on the file format/data transfer information page.


background informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2010/11 Land Cover/Use (5.5 MB z15n83 Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2000 Land Cover/Use (5.9 MB z15n83 Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use version 2 (1.7 MB z15n83 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 - z15n83MetaData - 2000 Land/Water (1.1 MB z15n27 Shape) (1.1 MB z15n83 Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1989 Land/Water (457 KB z15n27 Shape) (1.0 MB z15n83 Shape)



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