Dissolving particular polygons

03-22-2013 06:52 AM
by Anonymous User
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Original User: ossi88


I have two layers, one with rivers and one with watersheds. I am interested in having 1 river within each polygon, but my problem is that I have too many watershed polygons. Therefore I wish to dissolve the polygons that dosen't have a river with the neighboring polygons that does have them. How can this be done?

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by Anonymous User
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Original User: mattpayne22


Do all of your watersheds that DO NOT have rivers touch a watershed that DOES have a river, or are there any gaps or standalone watersheds that do not have rivers?

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by Esri Regular Contributor
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I assume you know which whatersheds don't contain a river already; you can give this a try:
- select all whatersheds that don't contain a river;
- run Eliminate tool to merge each of them with a remaining watershed by the area/border option you specify.

Test a few features first to see if you get what you expected.
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