Project: BRRWD Manston Slough Restoration LIDAR Survey
Description: Topographic LIDAR survey of the Manston Slough Area: Sections 13, 24, 25, and 36 Mitchell Twp.; Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, and 32 of Manston Twp.; Sections 5 and 6 of Meadows Twp., Wilkin County. LIDAR and black and white imagery were acquired for an approximately 16.5 square mile area in north central Wilkin County, Minnesota, for use in analyzing water retention and wetland restoration scenarios on the Manston Water Management Area (WMA). Houston Engineering, Inc. contracted with Horizons, Inc. to acquire the data. Funding for the project was provided by the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Ducks Unlimited.
The data was collected during two flight operations in the spring of 2002. The first flight operation was conducted to obtain black and white aerial photography for planimetric mapping and orthophoto production. The second flight operation was conducted to obtain the LIDAR data. Final deliverables included a LIDAR DEM, break lines, 1-foot contour drawings in AutoCAD format, and black and white digital orthophotos. There are no restrictions on data distribution for his project.
Geographic extent: Minnesota; Wilkin County