The Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership is looking for a GIS volunteer that might be looking to gain some practical experience, or for a project that would fulfill a class requirement.
Here are some project details:
We are looking to do some very basic hydrologic modeling at one of our habitat restoration sights, which would inform vegetation plantings, placement of large wood in streams, as well as other efforts. The project would involve relating Columbia River discharge curves to some gauge elevation data that we have on site (this portion of the project is largely done), and then further extrapolating over the entire site using topo survey data, and from these results creating some basic maps to show inundation depth and duration. The project site is roughly 200 acres. All of the required data is in our possession, so it would basically setting up a basic model to calculate the inundations throughout the site (based solely on elevation), and then creating some maps to display results.
There will be some assistance by staff, but there is not one staff person who is devoted to this project. The timeframe is somewhat short - it is something that needs to be completed sometime around October/November.
If you are interested, contact Keith Marcoe, GIS and Data Management Corrdinator, Marcoe@lcrep.org