PUBLIC PROJECTS

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Virginia NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant 2020 

Structure From Motion DEMs in the Smith Creek Watershed

This project is currently ongoing. WSI geoscience and GIS specialists have completed initial fieldwork and are currently processing drone photogrammetry for high-resolution DEM's of three sites on Virginia's Smith Creek. 

WSI Specialists Logan Lewis and Sam Feibel stand in front of a well-preserved mill building at Sellers' Mill in Mauzy, VA. Logan and Sam used drone photogrammetry to create a digital elevation model of the eroding Legacy Sediment terraces upstream of the breached dam.

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Logan Lewis starts a drone flight at Bruce's Mill on Virginia's Smith Creek.

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Rows of trees lining the old mill race are visible in this aerial drone shot of Sellers' Mill. The wide Legacy Sediment terraces formed behind a since-breached dam now serve as pasture for cattle.

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WSI Specialists Logan Lewis and Sam Feibel stand in front of a well-preserved mill building at Sellers' Mill in Mauzy, VA. Logan and Sam used drone photogrammetry to create a digital elevation model of the eroding Legacy Sediment terraces upstream of the breached dam.

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PA DEP Growing Greener 2018-2020

Phase 3 WIP: Legacy Sediment, Dam Removal and Threats to Water Quality in Lancaster County

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Krady Mill Dam, located in Lancaster County, PA, is removed in July, 2018.

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Krady Mill Dam, located in Lancaster County, PA, is removed in July, 2018.

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This grant-funded project is currently ongoing.

Pennsylvania NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant 2: 2018-2020 

Expansion of historic dam, erosion, and legacy sediment mapping to six additional counties, more precise BMP targeting, and canopy height and density mapping.

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This grant-funded project is currently ongoing. Click the images below to explore figures in the carousel viewer.

USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant 1: 2016-2018  

Legacy sediment terrace and erosion mapping and watershed-scale BMP targeting in Lancaster County, PA.

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Lancaster County Mill Dams
Lancaster Hot Spot Map
Lancaster County Tree Canopy Map
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The Water Science Institute thanks NRCS, the Steinman Foundation, and National Science Foundation grants 1451586 and 1451562 for their financial support of this study.