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: https://goo.gl/RhWn7D
- 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)
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.
- New York High-Resolution Land Cover, Delaware River Basin- UVM SAL, Coming Soon!
- New Jersey High-Resolution Land Cover, Delaware River Basin– UVM SAL, May 2017
- Pennsylvania High-Resolution Land Cover, Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Delaware River Basin, 2013– UVM SAL, September 2016
- Delaware High-Resolution Land Cover– UVM SAL, March 2016
- Pennsylvania Statewide High-Resolution Tree Canopy– UVM SAL 2015
Data is also available for the Delmarva peninsula through the Chesapeake Conservancy.