The Red River Watershed Management Board has announced the availability of LiDAR data. Executive Director Rob Sip says this is the first update since 2009. “One major use of this data in the Red River Valley would be for farmers and landowners to use the elevation data when they’re doing drainage projects,” said Sip. “Not only farmers and landowners, natural resource managers, flood plain managers, and emergency response managers all will also be using the data for managing water here in the Red River Valley.” The accuracy of the old data was within six inches. The new LiDAR’s precision is within three to four inches. This project was paid for entirely by local tax dollars in the Red River Valley.
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