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A Grand Canyon Sandbar.

The effects of Glen Canyon operations on sediment resources, particularly the erosion and restoration of sandbars, are of interest because sandbars are a fundamental element of the landscape of Grand Canyon and its ecosystem processes. Additionally, throughout Grand Canyon, sandbars create habitat for native plants and animals, supply camping beaches for river runners and hikers, and provide sediment needed to protect archaeological resources from weathering and erosion.

A Grand Canyon Sandbar.

The effects of Glen Canyon operations on sediment resources, particularly the erosion and restoration of sandbars, are of interest because sandbars are a fundamental element of the landscape of Grand Canyon and its ecosystem processes. Additionally, throughout Grand Canyon, sandbars create habitat for native plants and animals, supply camping beaches for river runners and hikers, and provide sediment needed to protect archaeological resources from weathering and erosion.

Grand Canyon Map

The interactive map with photo viewer application allows users to navigate to, select, and explore attributes, photos, and documents associated with Campsite and Sandbar features in Grand Canyon.  The application includes layers of GCMRC river campsites, sandbar study locations, base information such as GCMRC’s river mile system, tributaries, rapids and other geographic place names, and multiple datasets of high-resolution digital imagery. This custom application integrates the ability to interactively view thousands of site photographs spanning decades for both monitored campsites and sandbar study sites along the Colorado River. This application includes an extensive Help website.

Grand Canyon Map

The photo viewer application provides tools to interactively view thousands of site photographs spanning decades, for both monitored campsites, and sandbar study sites along the Colorado River. Photo collections of River Map books are also available. This viewer integrates the Microsoft Pivot Viewer, an intuitive and flexible Silverlight control capable of deep zooming, sorting, and filtering large photo collections.

Grand Canyon Map

The Grand Canyon River Campsite Tour provides a photographic tour of 50 of the Colorado River campsites within Grand Canyon.

A Grand Canyon Sandbar.

The effects of Glen Canyon operations on sediment resources, particularly the erosion and restoration of sandbars, are of interest because sandbars are a fundamental element of the landscape of Grand Canyon and its ecosystem processes. Additionally, throughout Grand Canyon, sandbars create habitat for native plants and animals, supply camping beaches for river runners and hikers, and provide sediment needed to protect archaeological resources from weathering and erosion.

Grand Canyon Map

This thematic, interactive map offers access to GCMRC’s spatial data sets through a standardized, easy-to-use interface. Some maps offer specialized tools for exploring particular data sets. Help with using an application is provided through pop-up tips. To find out what a certain button does, simply hover the mouse pointer over the button. To launch a map, click on any of the links below.

Grand Canyon Map

The dual photo viewer application provides similar tools as the photo viewer above, but allows side-by-side photo collections to be loaded and compared. Applications of this viewer might be comparisons of pre and post High Flow Event photos, or repeat photograph comparisons over different years. It is recommended that the user experiment with the photo viewer above before attempting to use this advanced application.

Grand Canyon Map

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Last Update: November 3, 2011