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Future Land Cover Scenarios

DRB2070 Version 2 represents a revised baseline forecast and two alternative forecasts (“corridors” and “centers”) 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 2 baseline & alternative land cover scenario data are available in the following formats (updated 4/10/18):

Our collaborators at the USGS modeled land cover to 2070 using the Chesapeake Bay Land Change Model. A comparison of these two products will soon be available to review. In the long term, we hope that our data can be integrated into the Stream Reach Assessment Tool.

Let us know how you anticipate using our mapping and modeling tools!

High-Resolution Land Cover Data

The University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab produced high-resolution (1m x 1m) LiDAR-based land cover dataset for all 43 counties that intersect the Delaware River Basin. The basin-wide data is available in various formats on PASDA, the Pennsylvania Geospatial Data Clearinghouse:

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

Use our interactive map to download the data for your county!

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