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Mapping Catchments for Watershed-derived Wetland Complexes

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Depressional wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region in the North American Great Plains are ecosystems that provide habitat for a diverse array of wildlife and multiple other services that benefit society (e.g., flood water storage, carbon sequestration). USGS scientists used high-resolution digital elevation models developed from lidar and synthetic aperture radar to delineate catchments for semipermanently and permanently flooded wetland watersheds (doi: 10.1007/s13157-014-0571-9).