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Average growing season normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data for the riparian corridor of the Colorado River Delta in Mexico from 2000-2020

Data for the International Boundary and Water Commission, Final Report 2021


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Nagler, P.L., Barreto-Muñoz, A., and Didan, K., 2021, Colorado River Project: Average growing season evapotranspiration and vegetation index remote-sensing data for the riparian corridor of the Colorado River Delta in Mexico from 2000-2020: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data were compiled for evaluating river-reach level vegetation greenness data in the riparian corridor of the Colorado River delta as specified under Minute 319 of the 1944 Water Treaty. The seven reach areas from the Northerly International Boundary (NIB) to the end of the delta at the Sea of Cortez were defined for research activities. Also, these seven reaches are being monitored under Minute 323 of the 1944 Water Treaty. Additionally, these data were compiled for evaluating restoration-level vegetation greenness data in Reach 2 and Reach 4, as specified under Minute 323 of the 1944 Water Treaty. Objectives of our study were to measure satellite vegetation index data, specifically using the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) [...]


Point of Contact :
Pamela L Nagler
Originator :
Pamela L Nagler, Armando Barreto-Munoz, Kamal Didan
Metadata Contact :
Pamela L Nagler
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Southwest Biological Science Center
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Landsat satellite data (30 m resolution) were collected and processed for the Lower Colorado River delta which starts below Morelos dam and continues 150 km into Mexico and includes the riparian woodland ecosystem within the seven reaches. The purpose of these vegetation indices (VIs) are to provide estimates of the long-term riparian community greenness trends for seven reaches in the riparian corridor of the delta over 21 years from 2000 through 2020. These data were created to assist the end user in being able to utilize the vegetation greenness information and may be used by researchers that assist both land and water managers for federal and tribal governments, as well as NGOs. Additionally, these data could be useful to researchers interested in a wide variety of analyses that use specific time-series peak growing season VI remote sensing data for the Lower Colorado River delta in Mexico.


The author(s) of these data request that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9EW2ETX
USGS_ScienceCenter Southwest Biological Science Center
USGS_MissionArea Ecosystems
USGS_keywords Botany, Ecology, Geography, Information Sciences, Remote Sensing

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