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Future Land Cover Scenarios

DRB2070 Version 1.0 represents a baseline forecast of urban land cover in the Delaware River Basin (DRB) out to the year 2070. To develop these forecasts, we calibrated the SLEUTH urban growth model for the entire 43 county region of the DRB over the 2001-2006 time period, and validated the model for the 2006-2011 time period.

Our DRB2070 Version 1.0 baseline land cover scenario data is available in the following formats (updated 3/10/17):

  • ArcGIS online tool to explore DRWI Cluster Development:
  • Integration with Stream Reach Assessment Tool: (available in 1-2 weeks)
  • Data files for GIS professionals as proportion developed for NHDPlus catchments (2001, 2011, 2030, 2070) with ArcMap document (.mxd) for quick visualization: Download (~20 MB)

To learn more about DRB2070 Version 1.0, read the product description, or view our DRWI webinar and presentation slides.

DRB2070 version 2.0 is currently in progress and will include a revised baseline and two alternative future land cover scenarios. Sign up for our newsletter to receive project updates, or contact us for more information.

High-Resolution Land Cover Data

The University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab is producing a high-resolution (1m x 1m) LiDAR-based land cover dataset for all 43 counties that cover the Delaware River Basin watershed. The data will be available on PASDA, the Pennsylvania Geospatial Data Clearinghouse.

Data is also available for the Delmarva peninsula through the Chesapeake Conservancy.

Delaware River Basin Maps

Our research analyst has created fantastic maps of our 43 county study area to guide DRB2070 workshop discussions. A large format (30″x57″), highly detailed map (scale 1:350,000) of our study area is available for $40. See the example below and contact us for more information!
DRB Study Area
Contact us to order this map!
DRB Urbanization
PKC Cluster Map

Project Factsheets

We are a small and dedicated group of scientists that is concerned about water and land use dynamics. Together, we have more than 50 years of experience mapping, modeling, and monitoring land use and land cover change in the United States, Europe, and South America.
Project Overview
DRB Mapping
DRB2070 Workshops