Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

GIS Data - Open River, Lock and Dam 26 to Grand Tower - Upper Mississippi River

Mississippi River - Open River

Lock and Dam 26 to Grand Tower

River Mile 80-203
Upda September 12, 2016 2004
Lock and Dam 26 to Grand Tower

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 (LTRM) element operates a field station on the Open River through the Missouri Department of Conversation. This page access data for areas outside the LTRMP Study Reach, from river mile 80 (Grand Tower) to Lock and Dam 26 near Alton, Illinois.

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

image of Open River 1

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 1 Middle Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (316 MB JPG2000)
jpg2000Metadata - 2011 Open River 1 North Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (449 MB JPG2000)
jpg2000Metadata - 2011 Open River 1 South Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (432 MB JPG2000)


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 (7.2 MB z15n83 Shape)
UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15ArcView Shapefile - Z 16Metadata - 1989 Linear Aquatic Areas (20 KB UNIX) (58 KB NT) (61 KB Z15 Shape) (60 KB Z16 Shape) The linear file contains data for features too narrow to be mapped as polygons.

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
Alton - 24K quad st2h2_dem.exe (8 MB) st2h2_con.exe (8 MB)
Altenburg - 24K quad pj1f5_dem.exe (175 MB) pj1f5_con.exe (202 MB)
Belgique - 24K quad pj1g7_dem.exe (171 MB) pj1g7_con.exe (153 MB)
Bethalto - 24K quad st2h1_dem.exe (7 MB) st2h1_con.exe (5 MB)
Bloomsdale - 24K quad st4a2_dem.exe (126 MB) st4a2_con.exe (90 MB)
Cahokia - 24K quad st2e2_dem.exe (212 MB) st2e2_con.exe (152 MB)
Chester - 24K quad pj1h7_dem.exe (50 MB) pj1h7_con.exe (29 MB)
Clayton - 24K quad N/A N/A
Collinsville - 24K quad N/A N/A
Columbia - 24K quad st4d2_dem.exe (39 MB) st4d2_con.exe (27 MB)
Columbia Bottom - 24K quad st2g2_dem.exe (74 MB) st2g2_con.exe (50 MB)
Crosstown - 24K quad pj1f6_dem.exe (22 MB) pj1f6_con.exe (50 MB)
Danby - 24K quad st4a3_dem.exe (2 MB) st4a3_con.exe (4 MB)
Edwardsville - 24K quad N/A N/A
Elsah - 24K quad N/A N/A
Evansville - 24K quad bv3a8_dem.exe (61 MB) bv3a8_con.exe (39 MB)
Festus - 24K quad N/A N/A
Florissant - 24K quad N/A N/A
French Village - 24K quad st2e1_dem.exe (84 MB) st2e1_con.exe (62 MB)
Gorham - 24K quad pj1f4_dem.exe (217 MB) pj1f4_con.exe (190 MB)
Granite City - 24K quad st2f2_dem.exe (187 MB) st2f2_con.exe (136 MB)
Herculaneum - 24K quad st4c4_dem.exe (2 MB) st4c4_con.exe (4 MB)
Kaskaskia - 24K quad pj1h8_dem.exe (233 MB) pj1h8_con.exe (116 MB)
Lithium - 24K quad pj1g8_dem.exe (36 MB) pj1g8_con.exe (47 MB)
Maxville - 24K quad N/A N/A
Monks Mound - 24K quad st2f1_dem.exe (254 MB) st2f1_con.exe (170 MB)
Oakville - 24K quad st4d3_dem.exe (134 MB) st4d3_con.exe (82 MB)
Oraville - 24K quad pj1g4_dem.exe (21 MB) pj1g4_con.exe (13 MB)
Prairie du Rocher - 24K quad st4a1_dem.exe (145 MB) st4a1_con.exe (100 MB)
Prairietown - 24K quad N/A N/A
Raddle - 24K quad pj1g5_dem.exe (121 MB) pj1g5_con.exe (54 MB)
Red Bud - 24K quad bv3b8_dem.exe (13 MB) bv3b8_con.exe (7 MB)
Renault - 24K quad st4b2_dem.exe (79 MB) st4b2_con.exe (57 MB)
Rockwood - 24K quad pj1g6_dem.exe (192 MB) pj1g6_con.exe (133 MB)
Selma - 24K quad st4b3_dem.exe (168 MB) st4b3_con.exe (114 MB)
Sainte Genevieve - 24K quad ry2h1_dem.exe (40 MB) ry2h1_con.exe (24 MB)
Valemyer - 24K quad st4c3_dem.exe (206 MB) st4c3_con.exe (126 MB)
Waterloo - 24K quad N/A N/A
Webster Groves - 24K quad st2e3_dem.exe (13 MB) st2e3_con.exe (9 MB)
Wood River - 24K quad st2g1_dem.exe (228 MB) st2g1_con.exe (157 MB)
Hillshade image
First return
Last return
Open River - Lock and Dam 26 to Grand Tower 2011_or1_hsf.exe (926 MB) 2011_or1_hsl.exe (682 MB)

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 Open River North Topobathy

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
Alton - 24K quad N/A st2h2sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) N/A st2h2se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Altenburg - 24K quad pj1f5nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) pj1f5sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj1f5ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) N/A
Belgique - 24K quad pj1g7nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) N/A pj1g7ne_doq.exe (2.2 MB) pj1g7se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Bethalto - 24K quad N/A st2h1sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A N/A
Bloomsdale - 24K quad st4a2nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st4a2sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st4a2ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st4a2se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Cahokia - 24K quad st2e2nw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) st2e2sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2e2ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2e2se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Chester - 24K quad N/A pj1h7sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) N/A pj1h7se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Clayton - 24K quad N/A N/A N/A N/A
Collinsville - 24K quad N/A N/A N/A N/A
Columbia - 24K quad st4d2nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st4d2sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A N/A
Columbia Bottom - 24K quad st2g2nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2g2sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2g2ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2g2se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Crosstown - 24K quad N/A N/A pj1f6ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A
Danby - 24K quad N/A N/A st4a3ne_doq.exe (2.5 MB) N/A
Edwardsville - 24K quad N/A N/A N/A N/A
Elsah - 24K quad st2h3nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2h3sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2h3ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2h3se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Evansville - 24K quad bv3a8nw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) bv3a8sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) bv3a8ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) bv3a8se_doq.exe (2.2 MB)
Festus - 24K quad N/A N/A st4b4ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A
Florissant - 24K quad st2g3nw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) N/A st2g3ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A
French Village - 24K quad st2e1nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2e1sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2e1ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A
Gorham - 24K quad pj1f4nw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) pj1f4sw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) pj1f4ne_doq.exe (2.5 MB) pj1f4se_doq.exe (2.6 MB)
Granite City - 24K quad st2f2nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2f2sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2f2ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2f2se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Herculaneum - 24K quad st4c4nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st4c4sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st4c4ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st4c4se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Kaskaskia - 24K quad pj1h8nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) pj1h8sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj1h8ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj1h8se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Lithium - 24K quad pj1g8nw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) N/A pj1g8ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A
Maxville - 24K quad N/A N/A N/A N/A
Monks Mound - 24K quad st2f1nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2f1sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2f1ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2f1se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Oakville - 24K quad st4d3nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st4d3sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st4d3ne_doq.exe (2.2 MB) st4d3se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Oraville - 24K quad N/A pj1g4sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A pj1g4se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Prairie du Rocher - 24K quad st4a1nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st4a1sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st4a1ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st4a1se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Prairietown - 24K quad N/A N/A N/A N/A
Raddle - 24K quad pj1g5nw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) pj1g5sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A pj1g5se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Red Bud - 24K quad N/A bv3b8sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) N/A bv3b8se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Renault - 24K quad st4b2nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st4b2sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A st4b2se_doq.exe (2.4 MB)
Rockwood - 24K quad pj1g6nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj1g6sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj1g6ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) pj1g6se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Selma - 24K quad st4b3nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st4b3sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st4b3ne_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st4b3se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Sainte Genevieve - 24K quad ry2h1nw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) N/A ry2h1ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) ry2h1se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Valemyer - 24K quad st4c3nw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) st4c3sw_doq.exe (2.1 MB) st4c3ne_doq.exe (2.2 MB) st4c3se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Waterloo - 24K quad st4c2nw_doq.exe (2.5 MB) st4c2sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) N/A N/A
Webster Groves - 24K quad st2e3nw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2e3sw_doq.exe (2.4 MB) st2e3ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2e3se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Wood River - 24K quad st2g1nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2g1sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2g1ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) st2g1se_doq.exe (2.3 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
Carbondale - 100K quad pj1_drg1.exe (8.3 MB) N/A
Carlyle Lake - 100K quad f38089e1.exe (7.0 MB) N/A
Farmington - 100K quad ry2_drg1.exe (8.5 MB) N/A
Festus - 100K quad st4_drg1.exe (6.5 MB) N/A
Pinckneyville - 100K quad bv3_drg1.exe (7.5 MB) N/A
Saint Louis - 100K quad st2_drg1.exe (9.9 MB) N/A
Alton - 24K quad N/A st2h2_drg2.exe (5.6 MB)
Altenburg - 24K quad N/A pj1f5_drg2.exe (3.8 MB)
Belgique - 24K quad N/A pj1g7_drg2.exe (3.3 MB)
Bethalto - 24K quad N/A st2h1_drg2.exe (5.6 MB)
Bloomsdale - 24K quad N/A st4a2_drg2.exe (4.1 MB)
Cahokia - 24K quad N/A st2e2_drg2.exe (6.8 MB)
Chester - 24K quad N/A pj1h7_drg2.exe (3.3 MB)
Clayton - 24K quad N/A st2f3_drg2.exe (10.0 MB)
Collinsville - 24K quad o38089f8.exe (4.1 MB) N/A
Columbia - 24K quad N/A st4d2_drg2.exe (4.2 MB)
Columbia Bottom - 24K quad N/A st2g2_drg2.exe (4.8 MB)
Crosstown - 24K quad N/A pj1f6_drg2.exe (3.3 MB)
Danby - 24K quad N/A st4a3_drg2.exe (4.0 MB)
Edwardsville - 24K quad o38089g8.exe (3.5 MB) N/A
Elsah - 24K quad N/A st2h3_drg2.exe (4.9 MB)
Evansville - 24K quad N/A bv3a8_drg2.exe (3.4 MB)
Festus - 24K quad N/A st4b4_drg2.exe (4.0 MB)
Florissant - 24K quad N/A st2g3_drg2.exe (6.3 MB)
French Village - 24K quad N/A st2e1_drg2.exe (6.9 MB)
Gorham - 24K quad N/A pj1f4_drg2.exe (3.1 MB)
Granite City - 24K quad N/A st2f2_drg2.exe (7.9 MB)
Herculaneum - 24K quad N/A st4c4_drg2.exe (6.7 MB)
Kaskaskia - 24K quad N/A pj1h8_drg2.exe (3.2 MB)
Lithium - 24K quad N/A pj1g8_drg2.exe (3.4 MB)
Maxville - 24K quad N/A st4d4_drg2.exe (6.9 MB)
Monks Mound - 24K quad N/A st2f1_drg2.exe (5.1 MB)
Oakville - 24K quad N/A st4d3_drg2.exe (5.6 MB)
Oraville - 24K quad N/A pj1g4_drg2.exe (4.0 MB)
Prairie du Rocher - 24K quad N/A st4a1_drg2.exe (3.6 MB)
Prairietown - 24K quad o38089h8.exe (3.1 MB) N/A
Raddle - 24K quad N/A pj1g5_drg2.exe (3.5 MB)
Renault - 24K quad N/A st4b2_drg2.exe (3.3 MB)
Rockwood - 24K quad N/A pj1g6_drg2.exe (4.0 MB)
Selma - 24K quad N/A st4b3_drg2.exe (3.9 MB)
Sainte Genevieve - 24K quad N/A ry2h1_drg2.exe (4.0 MB)
Valemyer - 24K quad N/A st4c3_drg2.exe (4.3 MB)
Waterloo - 24K quad N/A st4c2_drg2.exe (4.2 MB)
Webster Groves - 24K quad N/A st2e3_drg2.exe (9.9 MB)
Wood River - 24K quad N/A st2g1_drg2.exe (3.9 MB)
Composite Image
100K Color
100K Gray Scale
Open River - Lock and Dam 26 to Grand Tower drg_or1_clr100k_z15n83.exe (26.7 MB) drg_or1_bw100k_z15n83.exe (26.4 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_or1.gdb.exe


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 (55 MB z15n83 Shape)
XMLKMZbackground information
ArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2000 Land Cover/Use (16.3 MB z15n83 Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use version 2 (39.3 MB z15n83 Shape)
background informationUNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15ArcView Shapefile - Z 16MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use - Satellite Data(2.1 MB UNIX) (2.2 MB NT) (2.3 MB Z15 Shape) (4.5 MB Z15 Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1975 Land Cover/Use (5.2 MB Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1890's Land Cover/Use (4.4 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 (3.8 MB z15n27 Shape) (4.4MB z15n83 Shape) (4.6 MB z16n27 Shape) (4.6 MB z16n83 Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83MetaData - 1975 Land/Water (1.4 MB z15n27 Shape) (1.5 MB z15n83 Shape)
(1.6 MB z16n27 Shape) (1.6 MB z16n83 Shape)

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 (73.6 MB z15n27 MrSid) (73.6 MB z15n83 MrSid)(62.0 MB z16n27 MrSid) (62.0 MB z16n83 MrSid)


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)

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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