Riverscape Inundation Mapper (RIM) tool

Examples of Inundation

Beaver Dam Building Opportunities

In Figure 2 and Appendix A of Bartelt (2021), ‘Beaver Dam Building Opportunities’ are differentiated into classic, steep and floodplain.

Schematics of Inundation Contrasted

In each of the 36 sites below, schematics of inundation within the valley bottom (white) are shown as pairs with the same site without beaver dam activity on top, and with beaver dam activity on the bottom. This is the primary mapping result of RIM (i.e. digitizing inundation extent). In each figure, the first column are sites within classic settings (i.e. < 6% slope and damning main channel), steep settings (>6% slope) and floodplain settings (dams primarily on floodplain and side channels).

Figure 7 of Bartelt et al. (2021).

Figure 8 of Bartelt et al. (2021).

Figure B1 of Bartelt et al. (2021).

Figure B2 of Bartelt et al. (2021).

Figure B3 of Bartelt et al. (2021).

Figure B4 of Bartelt et al. (2021).

Figure B5 of Bartelt et al. (2021).

You can explore the above results (just schematics of innundation shown as an abstraction)’ in more detail at:

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from Baretlt 2021 using Riverscapes Viewer


  • Bartelt K. 2021. Valley Bottom Inundation Patterns in Beaver-Modified Streams: A Potential Proxy for Hydrologic Inefficiency, Masters Thesis, Utah State University: Logan, UT. Available from:https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/8226