GIS-based River Habitat Mapping in the Obed Wild and Scenic River
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GIS-based River Habitat Mapping in the Obed Wild and Scenic River Paul Ayers, University of Tennessee. Use kayak-mounted underwater videomapping system Develop river habitat maps at OBRI from: Barnett Bridge to Nemo (Clear Creek/Obed/Emory) Other underwater videomapping projects with NPS.

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GIS-based River Habitat Mapping in the Obed Wild and Scenic RiverPaul Ayers, University of Tennessee

  • Use kayak-mounted underwater videomapping system

  • Develop river habitat maps at OBRI from:

    • Barnett Bridge to Nemo (Clear Creek/Obed/Emory)

  • Other underwater videomapping projects with NPS


GPS-Instrumented KayakAcquires Georeferenced above and below water video and depth sonar


GPS

Media-Mapper

Front

Rear

Audio output

(GPS output)

Audio Input

(GPS input)

Splash

Cam

Video input

Geo-referenced Image Recording

GPS NMEA Data (ASCII)

DVD Recorder


Georeferenced Underwater Image


Using underwater

lasers to determine

depth and scale

(dot spacing is

7.75 inches)

1.5 to 2.5 ft

< 1.5 ft


Kayaking Clear Creek


River Characteristics

Pool

Riffle

Run


Full Extent: River Characteristics

Clear Creek (Lily to Canoe Hole)


Substrate Classification


Full Extent: Substrate Determinations

Clear Creek (Lily to Canoe Hole)


Endangered Species Habitat Maps

  • Spotfin Chub

  • Dusktail Darter

  • Cumberland Elktoe

  • Cumberland Bean

  • Cumberlandian Combshell

  • Tan Riffleshell

  • Littlewing Pearlymussel


  • Ideal Habitat: Spotfin Chub (Erimonax Monachus)

  • River Characteristic: Run

  • Depth: <1.5 ft

  • Substrate: Bedrock/fines & Boulder


Other Projects:

BISO River Habitat Mapping

(Canoe and Kayak)

Endangered Mussel Habitat


Canoeing with Drop-down Camera


Cumberland Bean


Optimal Habitat Map


T&E Species Habitat Mapping

  • Duskytail Darter (endangered)

  • Smoky Madtom (endangered)

  • Yellowfin Madtom (threatened)

  • Spotfin Chub (threatened)


Biscayne NP (BISC)Motorized Reel Underwater Video

Coral Reef Mapping and Monitoring


Underwater Camera

and Sensors

Boat and Equipment

Console

Depth Sensor

GPS

Receiver


Benthic Habitats


Sturgeon Habitat Mapping - TN


That’s Enough

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