Lakes Assessments - Attaining


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Office of Water Management, Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management, Division of Water Quality Standards.
Publication_Date:202101
Title:
Lakes Assessments - Attaining
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:RCSOB
Publisher:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu
Description:
Abstract:
This layer shows only attaining lakes of the Integrated List. The Lakes Integrated List represents lake assessments in an integrated format for the Clean Water Act Section 305(b) reporting and Section 303(d) listing.  PA DEP protects 4 lake water uses: aquatic life, fish consumption, potable water supply, and recreation.  The 305(b) layers represent lakes that have been evaluated for attainment of those uses.  If a lake is not attaining any one of its 4 uses, it is considered impaired.  Aquatic Life use attainment - The integrity reflected in any component of the biological community (i.e. fish or fish food organisms).  Fish Consumption use attainment - The risk posed to people by the consumption of aquatic organisms (ex. fish, shellfish, frogs, turtles, crayfish, etc.).  Recreational use attainment - The risk associated with human recreation activities in or on a water body (i.e. exposure to bacteria and other disease causing organisms through water contact recreation like swimming or water skiing).  Potable Water Supply use attainment - The risk posed to people by the ingestion of drinking water.  Lakes that have appeared on an approved Category 5 Integrated Listing are the entries labeled as approved. Integrated Lists are submitted for approval every other year. Lakes entered subsequent to the latest approved Category 5 listing are labeled tentative.  After appearing on an approved listing, the tentative entries move to approved.  The Lake Integrated List is provided as two separate layers determined if the lake is attaining or not attaining its designated uses.  DEP Lakes Integrated List layers  are maintained by the PADEP Office of Water Management, Bureau of Water Supply & Wastewater Management, Water Quality Assessment and Standards Division. The layer is based on the High Resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).  Additional update information is provided by Bureau of Watershed Management, Water Use Planning Division. 

Purpose:
Layer representing the lakes of Pennsylvania with attributes needed in PADEP managed programs.
Supplemental_Information:
Within the DEP network this layer is maintained on a continuous basis reflecting what it currently in the production databases.  Some older assessment records maybe archived.  If they are archived those assessments will no longer be displayed in this layer.  Those records with a value of working in the field STATUS are considered to be tentative and have not been approved by central office staff of the Department.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2/4/2014
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-80.562730
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.701237
North_Bounding_Coordinate:42.176042
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.628510
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword:inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword:stream, streams, river, rivers, water, waters, creek, creeks, hydrology, 305b, 303d, 305, 303, assessments, assessment, surface
Theme_Keyword:Streams Integrated List, Integrated List, NHD, National Hydrography Dataset, attaining, non attaining, attain, designated use, Category 5
Theme_Keyword:Lake, lakes, lake assessments, lakes assessments
Place:
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Access_Constraints:None
Use_Constraints:
                           Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
                      Department of Environmental Protection
                                Disclaimer for Data

The user shall save the Commonwealth harmless from any suits, claims, or actions arising out of the use of the data files or accompanying documentation, or arising out of any defects in the datafiles or accompanying documentation.

The Commonwealth excludes any and all implied warranties and makes no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability, or fits 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. 
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:PA DEP, Geospatial Data Center
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:ra-epgeospatialdatacenter@state.pa.us
Security_Information:
Security_Classification:Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
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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 ERRI
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Chain-node topology present. Verified visually.
Completeness_Report:
Verified against source materials. All geometry based on the NHD.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Data compiled from sources conforming to National Map Accuracy Standards. Checked visually against source materials.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Existing GIS 305b layer was conflated against the geometry of the NHD.  New assessments are added via the ArcGIS 9 application ICE (Instream Comprehensive Evaluation) tool.
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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:0.000138
Ordinate_Resolution:0.000138
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:0.000122
Altitude_Encoding_Method:Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:IntegratedListAttaining_Lakes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:REACH_CODE
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:LIST_PART
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:ASSESSED_U
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:ATTAIN_USE
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_Leng
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:STATUS
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.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:ASSESSMENT
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
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:
Attribute_Label:DEP_LAKE_N
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:PA DEP
Contact_Organization:Geospatial Data Center
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717 772-1669
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:ra-epgeospatialdatacenter@state.pa.us
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size:0.003
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical 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
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:20210104
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Contact_Person:Rodney Kime
Contact_Position:Water Pollution Biologist 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
RCSOB 400 Market Street
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:17102
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717 783-7964
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:rkime@state.pa.us
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
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