S_WATER_R06.NHDWaterbody

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service, and other Federal, State and local partners (see dataset specific metadata under Data_Set_Credit for details).
Publication_Date: See Hydrography Dataset level metadata
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: S_WATER_R06.NHDWaterbody
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
U.S. Forest Service Corporate Data Warehouse files are updated apporximately monthly at Kansas City from NHD transactions received from USGS
Online_Linkage:
Server=iweb.fs.usda.gov; Service=5152; User=s_water_r06; Version=SDE.DEFAULT
Description:
Abstract:
Polygons representing areal hydrographic waterbody features such as lakes. The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is a feature-based database that interconnects and uniquely identifies the stream segments or reaches that make up the nation's surface water drainage system. NHD data was originally developed at 1:100,000-scale and exists at that scale for the whole country. This high-resolution NHD, generally developed at 1:24,000/1:12,000 scale, adds detail to the original 1:100,000-scale NHD. (Data for Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was developed at high-resolution, not 1:100,000 scale.) Local resolution NHD is being developed where partners and data exist. The NHD contains reach codes for networked features, flow direction, names, and centerline representations for areal water bodies. Reaches are also defined on waterbodies and the approximate shorelines of the Great Lakes, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. The NHD also incorporates the National Spatial Data Infrastructure framework criteria established by the Federal Geographic Data Committee.
Purpose:
The NHD is a national framework for assigning reach addresses to water-related entities, such as industrial discharges, drinking water supplies, fish habitat areas, wild and scenic rivers. Reach addresses establish the locations of these entities relative to one another within the NHD surface water drainage network, much like addresses on streets. Once linked to the NHD by their reach addresses, the upstream/downstream relationships of these water-related entities--and any associated information about them--can be analyzed using software tools ranging from spreadsheets to geographic information systems (GIS). GIS can also be used to combine NHD-based network analysis with other data layers, such as soils, land use and population, to help understand and display their respective effects upon one another. Furthermore, because the NHD provides a nationally consistent framework for addressing and analysis, water-related information linked to reach addresses by one organization (national, state, local) can be shared with other organizations and easily integrated into many different types of applications to the benefit of all.
Supplemental_Information:
Polygons representing areal hydrographic waterbody features such as lakes.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: See Hydrography Dataset level metadata
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.699931
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -115.939444
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.002425
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.796862
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1999, Standards for National Hydrography Dataset (<http://mapping.usgs.gov/standards/>)
Theme_Keyword: FWHydrography
Theme_Keyword: Hydrography
Theme_Keyword: Stream / River
Theme_Keyword: Lake / Pond
Theme_Keyword: Canal / Ditch
Theme_Keyword: Reservoir
Theme_Keyword: Spring / Seep
Theme_Keyword: Swamp / Marsh
Theme_Keyword: Artificial Path
Theme_Keyword: Reach Code
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1977, Countries, dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, and their principal administrative divisions (Federal Information Processing Standards 10-3): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Place_Keyword: US
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 888 ASK USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ask@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1600 Eastern Time
Contact_Instructions:
In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is at URL: <http://mapping.usgs.gov/esic/esic_index.html>
Data_Set_Credit: See dataset specific metadata.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Statements of attribute accuracy are based on accuracy statements made for U.S. Geological Survey Digital Line Graph (DLG) data, which is estimated to be 98.5 percent. One or more of the following methods were used to test attribute accuracy: manual comparison of the source with hardcopy plots; symbolized display of the DLG on an interactive computer graphic system; selected attributes that could not be visually verified on plots or on screen were interactively queried and verified on screen. In addition, software validated feature types and characteristics against a master set of types and characteristics, checked that combinations of types and characteristics were valid, and that types and characteristics were valid for the delineation of the feature. Feature types, characteristics, and other attributes conform to the Standards for National Hydrography Dataset (USGS, 1999) as of the date they were loaded into the database. All names were validated against a current extract from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The entry and identifier for the names match those in the GNIS. The association of each name to reaches has been interactively checked, however, operator error could in some cases apply a name to a wrong reach. This statement is generally true for the most common sources of NHD data. Other sources and methods may have been used to create or update NHD data. In some cases, additional information may be found in the NHDMetadata table.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Points, nodes, lines, and areas conform to topological rules. Lines intersect only at nodes, and all nodes anchor the ends of lines. Lines do not overshoot or undershoot other lines where they are supposed to meet. There are no duplicate lines. Lines bound areas and lines identify the areas to the left and right of the lines. Gaps and overlaps among areas do not exist. All areas close.
Completeness_Report:
The completeness of the data reflects the content of the sources, which most often are the published USGS topographic quadrangle and/or the USDA Forest Service Primary Base Series (PBS) map. The USGS topographic quadrangle is usually supplemented by Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles (DOQs). Features found on the ground may have been eliminated or generalized on the source map because of scale and legibility constraints. In general, streams longer than one mile (approximately 1.6 kilometers) were collected. Most streams that flow from a lake were collected regardless of their length. Only definite channels were collected so not all swamp/marsh features have stream/rivers delineated through them. Lake/ponds having an area greater than 6 acres were collected. Note, however, that these general rules were applied unevenly among maps during compilation. Reaches codes are defined on all features of type stream/river, canal/ditch, artificial path, coastline, and connector. Waterbody reach codes are defined on all lake/pond and most reservoir features. Names were applied from the GNIS database. Detailed capture conditions are provided for every feature type in the Standards for National Hydrography Dataset available online through <http://mapping.usgs.gov/standards/>. This statement is generally true for the most common sources of NHD data. Other sources and methods may have been used to create or update NHD data. In some cases, additional information may be found in the NHDMetadata table.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Statements of horizontal positional accuracy are based on accuracy statements made for U.S. Geological Survey topographic quadrangle maps. These maps were compiled to meet National Map Accuracy Standards. For horizontal accuracy, this standard is met if at least 90 percent of points tested are within 0.02 inch (at map scale) of the true position. Additional offsets to positions may have been introduced where feature density is high to improve the legibility of map symbols. In addition, the digitizing of maps is estimated to contain a horizontal positional error of less than or equal to 0.003 inch standard error (at map scale) in the two component directions relative to the source maps. Visual comparison between the map graphic (including digital scans of the graphic) and plots or digital displays of points, lines, and areas, is used as control to assess the positional accuracy of digital data. Digital map elements along the adjoining edges of data sets are aligned if they are within a 0.02 inch tolerance (at map scale). Features with like dimensionality (for example, features that all are delineated with lines), with or without like characteristics, that are within the tolerance are aligned by moving the features equally to a common point. Features outside the tolerance are not moved; instead, a feature of type connector is added to join the features. This statement is generally true for the most common sources of NHD data. Other sources and methods may have been used to create or update NHD data. In some cases, additional information may be found in the NHDMetadata table.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Statements of vertical positional accuracy for elevation of water surfaces are based on accuracy statements made for U.S. Geological Survey topographic quadrangle maps. These maps were compiled to meet National Map Accuracy Standards. For vertical accuracy, this standard is met if at least 90 percent of well-defined points tested are within one-half contour interval of the correct value. Elevations of water surface printed on the published map meet this standard; the contour intervals of the maps vary. These elevations were transcribed into the digital data; the accuracy of this transcription was checked by visual comparison between the data and the map. This statement is generally true for the most common sources of NHD data. Other sources and methods may have been used to create or update NHD data. In some cases, additional information may be found in the NHDMetadata table.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The processes used to create and maintain high-resolution NHD data can be found in the table called "NHDMetadata". Because NHD data can be downloaded using several user-defined areas, the process descriptions can vary for each download. The NHDMetadata table contains a list of all the process descriptions that apply to a particular download. These process descriptions are linked using the DuuID to the NHDFeatureToMetadata table which contains the com_ids of all the features within the download. In addition, another table, the NHDSourceCitation, can also be linked through the DuuID to determine the sources used to create or update NHD data.
Process_Date: See dataset specific metadata
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
T:\FS\NFS\WOEcosystemMgmtCoord\Project\Premigration\NHD\NHD_metadata_xmls\NHDWaterbody_metadata.xml
Process_Date: 20090420
Process_Time: 12281700

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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: 109022

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degree
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: NAD 83
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: S_WATER_R06.NHDWaterbody
Entity_Type_Definition:
Contains regions representing areal NHD hydrographic waterbody features
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
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: ComID
Attribute_Definition:
10-digit integer that uniquely identifies the occurrence of each feature
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FDate
Attribute_Definition: Date of last feature modification
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Resolution
Attribute_Definition:
Code for source resolution: 1=Local resolution, 2=High resolution, 3=Medium resolution.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Local Resolution
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
<http://www.epa.gov/waters/doc/rad/nhd_event_data_dictionary.html#NHD_Reach_Resolution_Domain_Table>
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: High Resolution
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
<http://www.epa.gov/waters/doc/rad/nhd_event_data_dictionary.html#NHD_Reach_Resolution_Domain_Table>
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Medium Resolution
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
<http://www.epa.gov/waters/doc/rad/nhd_event_data_dictionary.html#NHD_Reach_Resolution_Domain_Table>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GNIS_ID
Attribute_Definition: The unique identifier assigned by GNIS, length 10
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GNIS_Name
Attribute_Definition:
Proper name, specific term, or expression by which a particular geographic entity is known, length 65
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AreaSqKm
Attribute_Definition: Area of areal features, Albers Equal Area, length 8
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Elevation
Attribute_Definition:
Elevation of water surfaces where water pools is encoded for a few features, length 8
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ReachCode
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifier composed of two parts. The first eight digits is the subbasin code as defined by FIPS 103. The next six digits are randomly assigned sequential numbers that are unique within a subbasin, length 14.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FType
Attribute_Definition: Three digit integer value, unique identifier of a feature type
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 493
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Estuary - Lower end of a river, or a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with access to the open ocean, which is affected by the tides and where fresh and salt water mix.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 378
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ice Mass - Field of ice, formed in regions of perennial frost.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 390
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Lake/pond - Standing body of water with a predominantly natural shoreline surrounded by land.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 361
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Playa - Flat area at the lowest part of an undrained desert basin, generally devoid of vegetation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 436
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Reservoir - A constructed basin formed to contain water or other liquids.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 466
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Swamp/marsh - Non-cultivated, vegetated area that is inundated or saturated for a significant part of the year. The vegetation is adapted for life saturated soil conditions. This feature can have a reach code if a local entity needs to assign one for monitoring or inventory purposes, but the NHD will generally not populate this value.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FCode
Attribute_Definition:
Five digit integer value comprised of the feature type and combinations of characteristics and values
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Introducing the NHDinGeo, USGS National Geospatial Programs Office, Feb. 2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.LEN
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: S_WATER_R06.NHDWaterbodyToMeta
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The National Hydrography Dataset is a comprehensive set of digital spatial data that encodes information about naturally occurring and constructed bodies of water, paths through which water flows, and related entities. The information encoded about features includes a feature date, classification by type, other characteristics, a unique common identifier, the feature length or area, and (rarely) elevation of the surface of water pools and a description of the stage of the elevation. For reaches, encoded information includes a reach code. Names and their identifiers in the Geographic Names Information System, are assigned to most feature types. The direction of flow is encoded for networked features. The data also contains relations that encode metadata, and information that supports the exchange of future updates and improvements to the data. The names and definitions of all feature types, characteristics, and values are in the Standards for National Hydrography Dataset: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, 1999. The document is available online through <http://mapping.usgs.gov/standards/>.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
The names and definitions of all feature types, characteristics, and values are in U.S. Geological Survey, 1999, Standards for National Hydrography Dataset High Resolution: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey. The document is available online through <http://mapping.usgs.gov/standards/>. Information about tables and fields in the data are available from the user documentation for the National Hydrography Dataset at <http://nhd.usgs.gov>. The National Map - Hydrography Fact Sheet is also available at: <http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs06002.html>.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 888 275 8747
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ask@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1600 Eastern Time
Contact_Instructions:
In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is at URL: <http://mapping.usgs.gov/esic/esic_index.html>
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcGIS Geodatabase
Format_Version_Number: 8.3
File_Decompression_Technique: tar and uncompress

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090420
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 507 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 888 ASK USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nhd@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1600 Eastern Time
Contact_Instructions:
In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is at URL: <http://mapping.usgs.gov/esic/esic_index.html>
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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