Intersect stream layer with another layer and preserve its flow direction?

Discussion created by madtraveller on May 14, 2014
Latest reply on May 19, 2014 by madtraveller
Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if there is a way to intersect a stream segment layer (created by ArcHydro) with another layer (e.g. a grid) but preserve its flow direction (sample in fig. below). The reason for doing this is to get the correct flow order from upstream to downstream of different individual reaches so that these information can be used in cascading flow in hydrological models

When I used Intersect (Analysis) tool, stream segments were broken into reaches just fine but their orders were messed up

Any suggestion would be appreciated! Thanks!