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Development of an impervious surface GIS layer of all riparian property for lakes within Crow Wing County greater than 500 acres in surface area.

Crow Wing County Land Services Department is committed to protecting, preserving & improving water resources in Crow Wing County by being proactive, efficient, customer focused, organized, and innovative while being good stewards of the county’s resources. Development, stormwater runoff, and surface and groundwater pollution are all issues that need to be considered in order to protect the valuable water resources of Crow Wing County. High resolution Lidar and aerial photography through the county GIS mapping will be used to determine impervious surface percentage and phosphorus for all riparian properties on lakes over 500 acres in size. This project will create an Impervious GIS layer for those properties. The GIS Impervious layer will contain different types of impervious surfaces that would create a historical record (i.e., building, driveway, etc.). Robert Backes, an undergradaute student from St. Cloud State University, will georeference the shapefile to the accurate location using existing aerial imagery and add attribute information to the newly created features. The results will serve as a historical record, be used to continue to develop and improve the goals and strategies for the 2012-13 water plan update, and aid the Sheriff's office/dispatch in locating the residence of a 911 call.

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Community organization or agency: 
Crow Wing County
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CURA Contact: 
C Terrence Anderson Director of Community Based Research (612) 624-8988

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