Impaired_Water_303D

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest, Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Publication_Date: 20101118
Title: Impaired_Water_303D
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
The Impaired_Water_303D feature dataset is a product of the Pacific Northwest Region Coverage to Geodatabase Conversion Project in an effort to standardize data throughout the Region.
Purpose:
The Impaired_Water_303D feature dataset contains feature classes and relationship classes associated with Department of Ecology water quality assessment category 5 streams and waterbodies, listed under the Clean Water Act section 303(d).
Supplemental_Information:
The Department of Ecology has compiled and assessed available water quality data on a statewide basis to obtain an overall status of state water quality. The streams and waterbodies contained within this feature dataset are the result of the assessment submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an "integrated report" to satisfy federal Clean Water Act requirements of sections 303(d) and 305(b). Category 5 of the Assessment is the listing of known polluted waters in the state, sometimes referred to as the 303(d) list. Assessed waters include all the rivers, lakes and marine waters in the state where data were available. To develop the list, the Department of Ecology compiled its own water quality data and invited other groups to submit water quality data they have collected. All data submitted needed to be collected using appropriate scientific methods. The assessed waters are now listed in five categories that describe the status of water quality. Waters that have data showing they are polluted are in Category 5, which indicates that beneficial uses such as drinking, recreation, aquatic habitat, and industrial use are impaired by pollutants. Category 5 represents the 303(d) List. A description of each category is as follows: The new list will divide water bodies into one of five categories: Category 1: Meets tested standards. Placement in this category means that the water body segment meets the criteria it was tested for. It does not necessarily mean that a water body is free of all pollutants. Most water quality monitoring is designed to detect a specific array of pollutants, so placement in this category means that the water body met standards for all the pollutants for which it was tested. Specific information about the monitoring results may be found in the individual listings. Category 2: Waters of concern. This category lists water body segments where there is some evidence of a water quality problem, but not enough to require production of a TMDL. There are several reasons why a water body would be placed in this category. A water body might have pollution levels that are not quite high enough to violate the water quality standards, or there may not have been enough violations to categorize it as impaired according to the Department of Ecology’s listing policy. There might be data showing water quality violations, but the data were not collected using proper scientific methods. In all of these situations, these are waters that we will want to continue to test. Category 3: No data. This category will be largely empty. Waterbodies that have not been tested will not be individually listed, but if they do not appear in one of the other categories, they are assumed to belong in Category 3. Category 4: Polluted waters that do not require a TMDL. This category is for water body segments that have pollution problems that are being solved in one of three ways. Category 4a is for water body segments that have an approved TMDL in place and are actively being implemented. Category 4b is for water body segments that have a pollution control plan in place that is expected to solve the pollution problems. While pollution control plans are not TMDLs, they must have many of the same features and there must be some legal or financial guarantee that they will be implemented. Category 4c is for water body segments impaired by causes that cannot be addressed through a TMDL (not due to a pollutant). These impairments include low water flow, stream channelization, and dams. These problems require complex solutions to help restore streams to more natural conditions. Category 5: Polluted waters that require a TMDL. Category 5 represents the 303(d) list, the traditional list of impaired water bodies. Placement in this category means that the Department of Ecology has data showing that the water quality standards have been violated for one or more pollutants, and there is no TMDL or pollution control plan. TMDLs are required for the waterbodies in this category. The results of the Water Quality Assessment have been submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to satisfy federal Clean Water Act requirements of sections 303(d) and 305(b). EPA refers to this assessment as an integrated report to meet these requirements. On November 4, 2005, EPA approved Category 5, which represents the 303(d) List. A water cleanup plan, also known as a total maximum daily load or TMDL, must be developed for each of the water bodies on the Category 5 list. The cleanup plan identifies how much pollution needs to be reduced or eliminated to achieve clean water. The last polluted waters list was done in DATE. Following guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the current listing process includes a much more comprehensive assessment of state waters.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20101118
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.376751
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.179579
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.975064
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.613955
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hydro
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: Stream
Theme_Keyword: Waterbodies
Theme_Keyword: 303D
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Pacific Northwest Region
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The USDA Forest Service makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the content; and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents or hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the USDA Forest Service.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Greg Kuyumjian
Contact_Organization:
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Position: Forest Hydrologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 215 Melody Lane
City: Wenatchee
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98801-
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (509) 664-9330
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gkuyumjian@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest, Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Publication_Date: 20101118
Title: Impaired_Water_303D
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:24000
Type_of_Source_Media: computer program
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20101118
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Impaired_Water_303D
Source_Contribution:
Feature dataset contains Department of Ecology water quality assessment category 5 streams and waterbodies, listed under the Clean Water Act section 303(d).
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Geodatabase template copied for spatial extent, data and metadata updated.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Hydro.gdb
Process_Date: 20101117
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kevin Wolfe
Contact_Organization:
Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 255 West 11th Ave
City: Kettle Falls
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 99141-
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (509) 738-7717
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kewolfe@fs.fed.us

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 43.000000
Standard_Parallel: 48.000000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 34.000000
False_Easting: 600000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000100
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000100
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000100
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Stream_303D_Line
Entity_Type_Definition:
Line feature class represents 303(d) listed streams, impaired waterbodies.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Pacific Northwest Region Coverage to Geodatabase Conversion Project
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Stream_303D_Line_J
Entity_Type_Definition:
Relationship class which joins the feature class Stream_303D_Line with the local attribute nonspatial table Stream_303D_Line_Table.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Pacific Northwest Region Coverage to Geodatabase Conversion Project

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Julia Gower
Contact_Organization:
Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 215 Melody Lane
City: Wenatchee
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98801-
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (509) 664-9321
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jegower@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:
Resource_Description:
Resource information for Department of Ecology water quality assessment category 5 streams and waterbodies, listed under the Clean Water Act section 303(d).
Distribution_Liability:
The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and within the limitations of geospatial data in general, and these data in particular. The USDA Forest Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USDA Forest Service, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the utility of the data on another system, or for general or scientific purposes; nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20101118
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Person: Kevin Wolfe
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 255 West 11th Ave
City: Kettle Falls
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 99141-
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (509) 738-7717
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kewolfe@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:

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