Sacramento River - Geospatial Data Library

This data library provides public access to a wide array of geospatial data developed for the Sacramento River. The Sacramento River GIS was co-developed by the California Department of Water Resources and the Forum as a planning tool to help resolve management questions as they arise at specific river locations.

Viewing the Sacramento River GIS data

Visit the GIS Viewer, an interactive map which can load much of the Sacramento River GIS data onto the map as layers. Navigation and query tools allow interaction with the GIS data.

KMZ & KML files are viewable in Google Earth. If you don't have Google Earth, you can donwload it here: Once installed, just click on the KML files below to download and view the GIS layer.

Shapefiles and aerial imagery are viewable in ESRI software (ArcMap, ArcView, ArcReader) as well as open-source GIS software such as Quantum GIS.

Additional GIS data for the Sacramento River:

2007 riparian vegetation data viewed in a GIS. Each color represents a distinct vegetation type.

A USGS 7.5' quadrangle image viewed in 3D using NASA's World Wind software

1938 aerial imagery of the Sacramento River.

Sacramento Valley Geology data viewed in a GIS.

Imagery of the Dec. 1937 flood. The river reached 262,000 cubic feat/second

2007 aerial imagery of the Sacramento River near Red Bluff