Options for using LiDAR, RADARSAT and WorldView2 imagery to study the impact of flooding

Frequent and some severe flooding of Winnipeg, MB and surrounding areas involving the Red and Assiniboine Rivers and their tributaries has occurred in the last fifteen years. The U of Manitoba has teamed with the Provincial government and PCI Geomatics to study the persistence and frequency of flooding due to diverted flood waters and snow melt events in a region of the La Salle Basin. Change detection and wetland characterizations using recent and historical WorldView-2 imagery and LiDAR and RADARSAT-2 products will be used to study and analyze the changes over time involving small drains and ponds in frequently inundated agricultural areas.