ERRI Small Watersheds 2014


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)
Originator:Environmental Resources Research Institute
Publication_Date:2014
Title:
ERRI Small Watersheds 2014
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Harrisburg, PA
Publisher:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu/
Description:
Abstract:
Boundaries of 9,895 watersheds in Pennsylvania indicated in the Pennsylvania gazeteer of streams. These boundaries enclose catchment areas for named streams officially recognized by the Board on Geographic Names and other unofficially named streams that flow through named hollows. ERRI extracted, reprojected and edgematched datasets for major watersheds produced by the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey into this smallsheds coverage of the state of Pennsylvania. EPCAMR spatially joined PA DEP 104 Major Sheds, Act 167 Stormwater and PA River Basins layers and incorporated them into the attributes to show features as pieces of a bigger watershed (2009).
Purpose:
educational
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2014
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-80.5181
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.6170
North_Bounding_Coordinate:42.2340
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.6930
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:watersheds
Theme_Keyword:hydrography
Theme_Keyword:inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:none
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Access_Constraints:none
Use_Constraints:
For educational/demonstration purposes only. The Originator, Publisher and Distributor exclude any and all implied warranties and make no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. These data files and documentation are provided 'as is' and the User assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance. These data are not to be redistributed for commercial profit. Reproduction or redistribution of this digital data set without permission of the Originator/Publisher is expressly forbidden. The Originator and Publisher should be clearly cited in any product derived from this data. Any modifications to this data must be described in any digital or hardcopy product derived from this data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Michael Hewitt
Contact_Organization:Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
101 South Main Street
City:Ashley
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:18706
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(570) 371-3524
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:(570) 371-3522
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:hardcoal@epcamr.org
Contact Instructions:
none
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Conforms to National Mapping Program Geospatial Data Standards.  Attribute accuracy has been checked by visual comparison against source materials and peer review at USGS and ERRI.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Verified visually.  Conforms to National Mapping Program Geospatial Data Standards.
Completeness_Report:
Verified against source materials.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Conforms to National Mapping Program Geospatial Data Standards.  Data compiled from sources conforming to National Map Accuracy Standards.  Checked visually against source materials.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
In 1991, USGS Water Resources Division delineated drainage basin boundaries onto 7.5 topos for streams and hollows recognized by the Board on Geographic Names as depicted in the Gazeteer of streams.  These were digitized to produce the Digital drainage basin boundaries
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
7.5 topos
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Gazeteer of streams
Process_Date:1991
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
Digital drainage basin boundaries
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digital drainage basin boundaries were cut by major basin for Pennsylvania. These individual coverages were combined, edgematched and reprojected to Albers.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Digital drainage basin boundaries
Process_Date:1997
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied and clipped to PA state boundaries as defiend by the PA DOT 2009 polygon file.  EPCAMR ran a spatial join to show which Act 167 watershed these subsheds were a part of.  Information is stored in the 'Stormwater' attribute.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Z:\GIS\ZIP_E00\smallsheds\smallsheds
Process_Date:2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:EPCAMR
Contact_Person:Michael Hewitt
Contact_Position:Watershed Outreach Coordinator
Contact_Voice_Telephone:5706743414
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:hardcoal@epcamr.org
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
EPCAMR ran a spatial join to show which PA DEP 104 Major Shed watershed these subsheds were a part of.  Information is stored in the 'Watershed_ID' attribute.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
DEP_majorsheds104.shp
Process_Date:2009
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:EPCAMR
Contact_Person:Michael Hewitt
Contact_Position:Program Manager
Contact_Voice_Telephone:5703713524
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
EPCAMR ran a spatial join to show which PA River Basin watershed these subsheds were a part of.  Information is stored in the 'Drainage' attribute.
Process_Date:2009
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Michael Hewitt
Contact_Organization:EPCAMR
Contact_Position:Program Manager
Contact_Voice_Telephone:5703713524
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution:0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units:meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name:Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis:6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:294.98
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:ERRISmallWatersheds2014
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FID
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:AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PERIMETER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SMALLSHEDS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SMALLSHE_1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SQM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:WRDS_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:NAME
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:HEIRLEVEL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:HEIRCODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:HUC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:STORMWATER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:WSHD_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:DRAINAGE
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Pennsylvania watersheds info table includes,
WRDS# - stream code number of the Water Resources Data System database for PaDEP.
		  The code is a 5 digit integer between 00000 and 99999.  For example, 
		  the WRDS# 00833 is the Schuylkill River.  This code is used by PaDEP 
		  bureau databases to reference named streams for any activity related 
		  to streams, e.g. water-quality sampling, water-use surface-water withdrawals.
		  Codes can be found in the Pennsylvania Gazetteer of Streams.
Heirlevel - DEP identification of location stream in watershed waterway. 
		  1-11 are possible values, the lower the value the larger the drainage area
		  for the stream.
Heircode - DEP coding of relative location of the stream in the overall stream network
		  of the watershed.  The 15 digit number indicates the primary watershed and all
		  drainage basins that the stream flows through.  Both heirlevel and heircode are
		  subject to changes as edits are made to the DEP stream files.
HUC - USGS hydrologic unit code number and is defined as a numeric value with an input
        and output of eight.  This attribute has been approved for use by all Federal 
        agencies as a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS).  The 8-digit HUC
        number has four specific codes within it: region, subregion, accounting unit, 
        and cataloging unit.  For example, the HUC number 02040106 is translated as:
               02 = Mid Atlantic region, 
               04 = Delaware River Basin subregion, 
               03 = Upper Delaware accounting unit, and 
               04 = Lehigh River cataloging unit. 
               By name, this example HUC is all drainage basins in the Lehigh River
               drainage basin.  Source of HUC codes is U.S.G.S. water supply-paper 2294
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources & U.S. Geological Survey. 1989. Pennsylvania gazetteer of streams, Pa. D.E.R. 323 p.
Seaber, Paul R. 1987. Hydrologic unit maps. U.S. Geological Survey.  Water supply-paper 2294. 63 p.
Note that Pa. DEP and ERRI are working on an update to the stream codes.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
See "Use_Constraints" above
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:ARC/INFO export
Format_Version_Number:7.0
Transfer_Size:111.364
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://www.pasda.psu.edu
Fees:free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:2014
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Contact_Person:James Spayd
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name:Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
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