UP 503: Site and Physical Planning
Assignment 5b - Water Suitability
In the previous section, we looked at the relationship b/w slope and soil-type. In this section, we will focus on the water flows and green infrastructure within the county.
You may want to bring in other shapefiles that you find relevant (eg. Streams etc.) to map water flows. Remember that the streams would not capture how water flows exactly in the region since these would map current systems while we are assuming little/no development.
http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/nsdihome/webdocs/ilhap/county/champaign.html has pictures of the county from 1940 and may be a good resource to identify the low spots and creeks. ExpressView Browser Plugin from LizardTech allows you to view the .sid files.
Based on the water bodies and slope, analyze potential constraining development characteristics (for example you might locate areas feasible for development, requiring development with treatment, or areas unsuitable for development). Make a map or maps explaining your ideas, label and annotate accordingly.
Submit the map(s) and your comments in memo format in a single PDF file formatted as 5b_[Last Name]_[NetID].pdf and submit it in the assignment dropbox before start of next lab on Oct 4.
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