Watersheds of the Blue Mountain Province

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Regional Ecosystem Office
Publication_Date: 2005
Publication_Time: 1620
Title: Watersheds of the Blue Mountain Province
Edition: 2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Portland, Oregon
Publisher: Regional Ecosystem Office
Online_Linkage: \\166.6.137.78\e$\lib\gis\bmprov\Hydro.mdb
Description:
Abstract:
This geospatial dataset is a hydrologic boundary layer containing nested hydrologic unit boundaries. The standard allows for mapping to the (16-digit) level. The dataset was developed by delineating the boundary lines on 1:24,000 base maps and digitizing the delineated lines. Digital Elevation Model data was used in part of the process to establish preliminary boundaries.

This data set consists of geo-referenced digital map data and associated attributes. The hydrologic unit code attached to each delineated polygon is linked to the attribute data, which can contain information on area in acres, non-contributing area, state(s) the HU falls within, name for 7th and 8th level HU, 5th and 6th level code for downstream hydrologic unit, and hydrologic unit modifications. Each line has attributes that describe the HU level (1-8), originating source for that line and a metadata ID number that links the line to its associated metadata file.

Purpose:
The watershed and subwatershed hydrologic unit boundaries provide a uniquely identified and uniform method of subdividing large drainage areas. These smaller sized hydrologic units (up to 250,000 acres) are useful in many programs supported by the NRCS and others.

This data set is intended as a tool for water-resource management and planning activities, particularly for site-specific and localized studies, which require the amount of detail provided by a large-scale map.

Supplemental_Information:
For additional information please refer to the following documents. <ftp://ftp.or.blm.gov/gisweb/metadata/Data_Dict_Copy_from_Userguide.doc> <ftp://ftp.or.blm.gov/gisweb/metadata/HU_standards_061201.doc> The following procedures were used to produce this data set:Hydrologic units were incorporated into this dataset from an aggregate of pre-existing HUs. Some new HU boundaries were delineated using flow lines and basins computed from 10- and 30-meter horizontal resolution Digital Elevation data based on flow derived from the elevation grid to determine potential pour points. The DEM data is derived from hypsography represented on 1:24000 USGS topographic quadrangles. Additional hydrography data was used as a template to control pourpoint locations for the delineated HUs.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2005
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.842622
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.260824
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.870461
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.823412
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Umaitlla GIS
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic units
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Subwatershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Counties and County Equivalents of the United States and the District of Columbia (FIPS Pub 6-3)
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: Idaho
Place_Keyword: Umatilla NF
Place_Keyword: Malheur NF
Place_Keyword: Wallowa-Whitman NF
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Disclaimer: The Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest cannot assure the reliability or suitability of this information for a particular purpose. Original data was compiled from various sources. Spatial information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated without notification. The user of this data will read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use of the data. Data will not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. The data set is not a survey document and should not be utilized as such.

This is public information and may be interpreted by organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on needs; however they are responsible for the appropriate application of the data. Federal, state, or local regulatory bodies are not to reassign to the Natural Resources Conservation Service any authority for the decisions they make. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will not perform any evaluations of these maps or purposes related solely to State or local regulatory programs. Photographic or digital enlargement of these maps to scales greater than that at which they were originally delineated can cause misrepresentation of the data. If enlarged, the maps will not include the fine detail that would be appropriate for mapping at the small scale. Digital data files are periodically updated. Files are dated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data.

Contacts:

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Blue Mountain Province
Contact_Person: Caty Clifton
Contact_Position: Forest Hydro
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 2517 SW Hailey
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: or
Postal_Code: 97801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-278-3822
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541.278.3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: clifton@fs.fed.us
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.4.1420

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Polygon identifiers are manually checked with the original base map using the attribute file. Verification on polygon identification continuity on each side of a neatline is done visually on the screen as adjacent quad representations are assembled into larger area data layers.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Certain node/geometry and topology (GT) polygon/chain relationships are collected or generated to satisfy topological requirements. (The GT-polygon corresponds to a hydrologic unit or a portion of a hydrologic unit at the edge of a Quadrangle sheet.) Some of these requirements include: chains must begin and end at nodes, left and right GT-polygons are defined for each chain element and are consistent throughout, and the chains representing the limits of the file (neatline) are free of gaps. The tests of logical consistency are performed using vendor software. The neatline is generated by connecting the explicitly entered four corners of the digital file. All data outside the enclosed region are ignored and all data crossing geographically straight lines are clipped at the neatline. Neatline straightening aligns the digitized edges of the digital data with the generated neatline (i.e., with the longitude/latitude lines in geographic coordinates). All internal polygons are tested for closure with vendor software and are checked on hard copy plots. All data are checked for common boundary lines (i.e., adjacent polygons with the same label). Quadrangles are edge matched within the Sub-basin area and edge locations generally do not deviate from centerline more than 0.01 inches.
Completeness_Report: Data exists for parts Oregon, Washington , and Idaho
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy of these maps is generally based on the contour information or DEM data available for the base maps. Such data may be supplemented with site visits to locate ridge lines for hydrologic unit boundaries in flat terrain areas, changes in drainage patterns due to man's activities. The differences in positional accuracy between the hydrologic unit boundaries and their digitized map locations is unknown.

Hydrologic unit boundaries generally were digitized within 0.01 inches of their locations on the digitizing source. The digital map elements are edge matched against the data for the adjacent Quadrangle. Edge match locations generally do not deviate from centerline to centerline by more than 0.01 inches.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR BLM
Publication_Date: 19980731
Title: Digital Elevation Model Collection (30 meter) Oregon
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:24000
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM30
Source_Contribution: Line reference
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR BLM
Publication_Date: 19980731
Title: Digital Elevation Model Collection (10 meter) Oregon
Online_Linkage: <http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Unknown
Time_of_Day: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM10
Source_Contribution: Line reference
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: Digital Line Graphs
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Time_of_Day: Unknown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DLG
Source_Contribution: Lines
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: computer program
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: com
Source_Contribution: Idaho Dept. of Lands
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Hydrologic units redelineated. Coverage has been clipped to the extent of the Blue Mountain Province SWS coverage.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM30
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM10
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DLG
Process_Date: Feb. 2003
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Titan Geospatial
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 503-794-1344
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
New Watershed boundaries were redilineated due to better mapping and coverage was clipped to a selected set of 4th field hucs in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon and South East Washington and Western Idaho
Process_Date: March 2005
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Lacey
Contact_Organization: USDA - Forest Service, Umatilla NF
Contact_Position: Forest GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2517 SW Hailey Ave.
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541.278.3976
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541.278.3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: alacey@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F
Contact_Instructions: Email or Phone.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Reprojected to Region 6 Albers NAD83 projection
Process_Date: April 19, 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Lacey
Contact_Organization: CSA4 - DRM - GIS
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2517 SW Hailey
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97801
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541.278.3976
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541.278.3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: alacey@fs.fed.us
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported from previous watershed coverage version
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: D:\gis\bmprov\watershed\metadata.xml
Process_Date: 11/3/2006
Process_Time: 1236
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Lacey
Contact_Organization: CSA4 GIS, Umatilla NF
Contact_Position: Forest GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2517 SW Hailey Ave
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541.278.3976
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541.278.3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: alacey@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F
Contact_Instructions: Email or Phone
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Downloaded latest version of the watershed coverage from the REO web site listed below. Coverage was then created by reselecting features for the Blue Mountain province area are then reprojected from the Native Geographic coordinate system to the R6 Albers projection system
Process_Date: 11/2/2006
Process_Time: 1200
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dave Stockdale
Contact_Organization: CSA4 GIS- Malheuer NF
Contact_Position: Forest GIS Coordinator
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541.575.3189
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Renamed many items on the region feature attribute tables to match the Standard data standard for this feature set with in the Forest Service. Update metadata as needed to match structure of coverage
Process_Date: 11/3/2006
Process_Time: 1300
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Lacey
Contact_Organization: CSA4 - GIS, Umatilla NF
Contact_Position: Forest GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2517 SW Hailey Ave.
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541.278.3976
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541.278.3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: alacey@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F
Contact_Instructions: Email or Phone
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added the 6 field subwatershed 170602091002, salmon river - Wapshila Creek.
Process_Date: 2/5/2008
Process_Time: 1200
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Lacey
Contact_Organization: DRM, CSA4, R6
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2517 SW Hailey Ave.
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541.278.3976
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541.278.3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: alacey@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F
Contact_Instructions: Email or Phone
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 216
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1187
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1187
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1020
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Composite object
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Composite object
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 4
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Composite object
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 8
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Composite object
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 27
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Composite object
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 216
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Composite object
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1184
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Composite object
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0

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: Watershed
Entity_Type_Definition: Watershed Featrue attribute table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC5
Attribute_Definition: Watershed Number - 10 numerical Digits
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Watershed Name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The hydrologic Unit Boundaries coverage contains attributes for polygons, arcs and seven Arc/Info regions. Hydrologic Unit delineations are closed polygons that encompass all area draining toward the lowest point (called pour point) in the polygon. Because of nominal sizes for the different hydrologic unit level: Watershed (40,000 to 250,000 acres) and Subwatershed (generally 10,000 to 40,000 acres), some polygons do not include all areas up to the drainage divide but all areas to one or more other upstream hydrologic units. A unique hydrologic unit code is used to identify each hydrologic unit. The hydrologic unit codes start with the 8-digit Sub-basin (sub-basin) number that contains the Watershed. Likewise the Subwatershed hydrologic unit codes start with the 10-digit Watershed number that contains the Subwatershed. Attributes associated with a hydrologic unit code includes: ACRES, HUC_NUM, HUC_TYPE, REGION_NAME, SUBREGION_NAME, BASIN_NAME, SUBBASIN_NAME, WATERSHED_NAME, SUBWAT_NAME, CATCHMENT_NAME, SUBCATCH_NAME, OLD_HUCNUM, STATES, NCONTRIB_DA, DS_HUC5, DS_HUC6, HUC_MOD, COMMENT, REGION, SUBREGION, BASIN, SUBBASIN, WATERSHED, SUBWAT, CATCHMENT, SUBCATCH, FIRST_FIELD, SECOND_FIELD, THIRD_FIELD, FOURTH_FIELD, FIFTH_FIELD, SIXTH_FIELD, SEVENTH_FIELD, EIGHTH_FIELD, HUC_LEVEL, LINESOURCE, LINEVER, LINEDATE, LINEORG, METADATA_ID, COMMENT
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Pacific Northwest Regional Hydrologic Unit Boundary Database Attribute Standards "URL"

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Regional Ecosystem Office
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 3623
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208-3263
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-2188
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 503-808-2163
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability: Contact Distributor
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Format_Version_Number: 9.2
Format_Specification: Arc Interchange file
Format_Information_Content: Polygon, Regions, and Attributes with Metadata
File_Decompression_Technique: Winzip
Transfer_Size: 8.057
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/data-library/gis/umatilla/data/watershed.zip>
Access_Instructions: Web Browser
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: Apache Web Server on Unix
Custom_Order_Process: Contact Distributor
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2/5/2008
Beginning_Time: 1200
Ending_Date: unknown

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080716
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080205
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: As needed
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andrew Lacey
Contact_Organization: Umatilla NF
Contact_Position: Forest GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2517 SW Hailey, Ave.
City: Pendleton
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-278-3976
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541-278-3730
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: alacey@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F
Contact_Instructions: Email or Phone
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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