USGS Report on the Uses and Benefits of Landsat Imagery in Water Resources

Caitlin Dempsey

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The USGS recently published a report looking at case studies of Landsat Imagery use in water resource management within public and private entities. The Landsat satellite imagery program has been collecting data since 1972 and is available for free to the public.

Entitled, “Landsat and Water—Case Studies of the Uses and Benefits of Landsat Imagery in Water Resources“, USGS Open-File Report 2014-1108 written by Larisa Serbina and Holly M. Miller contains a collection of case studies looking at the use and benefit of Landsat Imagery in water resource management in the areas of: Federal Use of Landsat Imagery in Water Resources, State and Local Water Accounting: Measuring and Monitoring with Landsat, Agricultural Irrigation: Precision and Efficiency through Landsat, Stream Flow Water Rights: Protecting the Environment with Landsat, Water Dispute Settlements: Justice and Transparency through Landsat, Water Exploration: Providing Basic Needs with Landsat Imagery, Flood Mapping and Monitoring, and Land Cover Mapping.

Read the report: Landsat and Water—Case Studies of the Uses and Benefits of Landsat Imagery in Water Resources

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Caitlin Dempsey
Caitlin Dempsey is the editor of Geography Realm and holds a master's degree in Geography from UCLA as well as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from SJSU.