DOGAMI Lidar Landscapes - Willamette River Historical Stream Channels Poster

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Willamette River Historical Stream Channels, Oregon, 17 x 38 inches, by Daniel E. Coe

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Willamette River Historical Stream Channels, Oregon by Daniel E. Coe, courtesy of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

This lidar-derived digital elevation model of the Willamette River displays a 50-foot elevation range, from low elevations (displayed in white) fading to higher elevations (displayed in dark blue). This visually replaces the relatively flat landscape of the valley floor with vivid historical channels, showing the dynamic movements the river has made in recent millennia. This segment of the Willamette River flows past Albany near the bottom of the image northward to the communities of Monmouth and Independence at the top. Near the center, the Luckiamute River flows into the Willamette from the left, and the Santiam River flows in from the right. Lidar imagery by Daniel E. Coe.

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has been collecting lidar data in Oregon since 2006. The goal is to cover the entire state as funding for data collection becomes available.

 

Lidar Landscapes poster - Willamette River Historical Stream Channels