San Juan Creek Stream Meander Prediction

Utilizing a tool called the Stream Meander Prediction tool developed for ArcView, PACE was able to predict the potential meander of the San Juan Creek.  PACE registered historical aerial photographs within ArcMap using real world locations.  Once the images were aligned to real-world coordinates PACE mapped the historical patterns of the streams natural meander.   Based on the previous radius of meanders of the past years PACE was able to  extrapolate what the future radius’ of the meander would be for any number of years in the future.


  • ArcGIS
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Model Builder
  • Python