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  • DOEE Mapping Historic Underground and Piped Streams
  • DOEE Mapping Historic Underground and Piped Streams

DOEE Mapping Historic Underground and Piped Streams

Straughan was selected for a competitive grant by the District Office of Energy & Environment (DOEE) to map historic streams and identify potential buried streams as suitable candidates for daylighting opportunities. We have identified numerous historic maps from the District’s history, some as early as 1793, and digitized a historic stream network while also using National Hydrographic Dataset stream networks to determine if the historic stream still exists on the surface in some capacity. With these digitized maps, we can visualize the history of stream culverting/removal as the District has developed.

Given the location of MS4 outfalls, Straughan has also derived custom watersheds throughout the District. We are in the process of generating a suitability model to determine the best stream candidates for daylighting. We will field-verify these daylighting candidates and develop an ArcGIS StoryMap to tell the history of streams in the District and the process used to identify suitable daylighting candidates. Our StoryMap will serve as a tool to inform the public should any of these daylighting candidates be selected to move forward with the actual daylighting process.