Sacramento River GIS - 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 download 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 open-source GIS software such as Quantum GIS and commercial software such as ESRI's ArcMap, ArcView, ArcReader.

Additional sources of GIS data:

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