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Red River Basin Mapping Initiative




LiDAR Applications Workshop

LiDAR data have many applications including flood plain delineation, water quality protection, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, precision agriculture, and soil mapping.

Two workshops have been conducted to inform local, state, tribal, and federal resource management professionals, landowners, and researchers in the Red River of the North Basin about Lidar data applications and to point to potential accuracy obstacles when using Lidar data. Over 160 people participated in the 2 workshops offered on:

January 26, 2010 in Grand Forks, North Dakota

March 31, 2010 in Fargo, North Dakota




Workshop Presentations

Workshop Agenda



Project Sponsors

ND Red River Joint Water Resources Board
City of Fargo, ND
City of East Grand Forks, MN
MN Red River Watershed Management Board
City of Moorhead, MN
MN Buffalo-Red Watershed District
State of North Dakota
City of Wahpeton, ND
US Geological Survey
State of Minnesota
City of Breckenridge, MN
US Natural Resources Conservation Service (ND)
MN Department of Transportation
City of Grand Forks, ND
US Army Corps of Engineers


Project Team



International Water Institute
phone: 701.388.0861 or 701.261.0330
email: charles@iwinst.org
Fargo, ND