|Oklahoma Water Science Center|
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Scientific Investigation Report 2006-5293
Geographic Information Systems have many uses, one of which includes the reproducible computation of environmental characteristics that can be used to categorize hydrologic features. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality are investigating Geographic Information Systems techniques to determine partial drainage-basin areas, stream-buffer areas, stream length, and land uses (drainage basin and stream characteristics) in northeastern Oklahoma. The U.S Geological Survey, in cooperation with Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, documented the methods used to determine drainage-basin and stream characteristics for the Neosho and Spring Rivers above Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in northeastern Oklahoma and calculated the characteristics. The drainage basin and stream characteristics can be used by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to aid in natural-resource assessments.
Purpose and Scope
Stream-Buffer Areas and Stream Length
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For more information about USGS activities in Oklahoma contact:
Oklahoma Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
202 NW 66th Street, Bldg. 7
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Telephone: (405) 810-4400
Fax: (405) 843-7712
or access the USGS Water Resources of Oklahoma home page at: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/.