1st Edition

Geospatial Information Handbook for Water Resources and Watershed Management, Volume III Advanced Applications and Case Studies

Edited By John G Lyon, Lynn Lyon Copyright 2023
    263 Pages 14 Color & 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    263 Pages 14 Color & 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Volume III of Geospatial Information Handbook for Water Resources and Watershed Management discusses water and watershed issues such as water quality, evapotranspiration, water resource management, and ecological services.

    Featured is a two-stage ditch and river geomorphology case study section with related water geospatial applications, including historical image analyses of floodplains and channels and resulting change in river geomorphology through erosion and transport and influence on dependent vegetation communities.

    • Captures advanced Geospatial Technologies (GT) and their applications to address a wide spectrum of water issues
    • Provides real-world two-stage ditch and river geomorphology case studies using river, stream and channel measures and change models, and bankfull discharge modeling
    • Global in coverage with applications demonstrated by more than 170 experts in water sciences and two-stage ditch and river geomorphology

    This handbook is a wide-ranging and contemporary reference of advanced geospatial techniques used in numerous practical applications at the local and regional scale and is an in-depth resource for professionals and the water research community worldwide.

    1. Introduction to Volume III

    John G. Lyon and Lynn Lyon

    2. Introduction to Volume III and Two-Stage Ditch and River Geomorphology Case Study

    Jonathan D. Witter, Jessica L. D’Ambrosio, John G. Lyon, and Lynn Lyon

    3. Water Resources and Agricultural Ditch Management

    Jessica L. D’Ambrosio, Jonathan D. Witter, and John G. Lyon

    4. Active Floodplain Requirements for Sustaining Two-Stage Channel Geometry

    Anand D. Jayakaran, Daniel E. Mecklenburg, Jonathan D. Witter, G. E. Powell, and Andrew D. Ward

    5. Enhanced Channel Design v2.6: A Design Tool for Two-Stage Ditches and Self-Forming Channels

    Jonathan D. Witter and Daniel E. Mecklenburg

    6. Evaluating Geomorphic Change in Constructed Two‐Stage Ditches

    Jessica L. D’Ambrioso, Jonathan D. Witter, and Andrew Ward

    7. Air-Photo-Based Change in Channel Width Sedimentation in the Minnesota River Basin

    J. Wesley Lauer, Christian F. Lenhart, Caitlyn Echterling, Patrick Belmont, and Rachel Rausch

    8. Hydrologic Alteration Drives Channel Widening and Alters Sandbar Vegetation Dynamics on a Large, Alluvial River in Minnesota, USA

    Christian F. Lenhart, Mikhail Titov, John L. Nieber, Laura J. Bender, Jason A. Ulrich, and Britta Suppes

    9. A Comparison of Methods for Prioritizing Lakes in Minnesota

    Paul Radomski and Kristin Carlson

    10. Water Yield Ecosystem Services Assessment in Periyar Tiger Reserve

    Shiju Chacko, Jikku Kurian, C. Ravichandran, S. M. Vairavel, and Krishan Kumar

    11. Water Quality Parameters as Related to Small Watershed Land Cover

    Shyamal Karmakar, S. M. Sirajul Haque, M. Mozaffar Hossain, Mandira Sen, and Md Enamul Haque

    12. Soil Moisture Estimation Using a SAR Water Cloud Model for an Improved Anchor Pixel Selection Process in SEBAL

    M. M. Prakash Mohan, K. Rajitha, and Murari R. R. Varma


    Over the years John and Lynn Lyon have worked on water issues with great interest and heart. 

    A hallmark of their scholarship has been helping others with scientific authorship. Books are a great way to capture thoughts and methods making them accessible to others worldwide. In that vein here they have advanced a whole cadre of thought leaders with a broad focus on water.

    Whether local, regional, continental, or global scale water issues unite passions.

    Part of the challenge is the breadth and complexity of water. If many people take a piece the whole society can fashion sustainable outcomes. The Handbook is focused on presenting a number of ways to facilitate these thoughtful contributions.

    John earned his Doctorate at the University of Michigan and Lynn earned her Master’s Degree at Ohio State University.