Missouri River Basin Aquatic GAP Project

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Funded in two parts, this project will integrate existing data and when necessary develop new datasets to conduct an aquatic gap analysis of the Missouri River basin.  The first project component is to seamlessly integrate existing geospatial data (an ecological classification and species collections) developed collaboratively with the states of Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota and create any missing or incomplete datasets.  In addition, MoRAP will develop seamless fish probability of occurrence models by stream segment for all riverine species in the basin.  Finally, the aquatic ecological classification and fish predictive distribution models will be used to conduct an aquatic gap analysis for riverine ecosystems of the Missouri River basin. 

This project was completed and delivered to USGS.  Data produced have been integral to other related projects within the Missouri River Basin that involve aquatic species assessment and planning in the region.