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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: NOAA's Coastal Protection and Restoration Division: Watershed Database and Mapping Projects, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40197.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA's Coastal Protection and Restoration Division: Watershed Database and Mapping Projects
Short Name: ARD_Watershed_Projects
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2004
Abstract:

Protection and restoration of coastal watersheds requires the synthesis of complex environmental issues. Contaminated site remediation, dredging and disposal of contaminated sediments, and restoring injured habitats are a few of the challenges facing coastal managers. The evaluation of multiple environmental issues can be significantly improved by combining scientific data and watershed characteristics into a Geographic Information System (GIS).NOAA's Coastal Protection and Restoration Division (CPRD) has developed decision-support tools for specific watersheds around the country that combine the use of a standard database structure, database-mapping application, and GIS. CPRD Watershed Database & Mapping Projects facilitate sediment and tissue chemistry and bioeffects data, natural resources, and potential habitat restoration projects to be overlaid on a watershed's features and land uses, and displayed on maps at flexible spatial scales. This approach simplifies data analysis and presentation, provides valuable tools for complex decision-making, and improves our understanding of dynamic aquatic ecosystems.

Purpose:

NOAA has developed Watershed Projects for 20 or more watersheds affected by contaminant releases. All CPRD Watershed Projects utilize a standard structure along with information tailored to the major objectives of each watershed project. The common organizational structure for data and spatial information promotes data sharing among Federal, state, local agencies and communities working within a watershed.The ability to integrate remedial investigation data with recent data in a single system helps investigators associate the distribution of contaminants with specific sources and evaluate the possibility of contaminant effects in potential habitat restoration areas. Combining restoration information and contaminant distributions across the watershed enhances the potential for successful restoration of wide-ranging populations. This versatile tool not only improves NOAA's ability to protect and restore biodiversity of watersheds that contribute to healthy coastal habitats, but also has the potential to help address other important environmental issues.

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Supplemental Information:

The Watershed Projects run on standard desktop Microsoft Windows-based personal computers. The database and mapping application, Query Manager, is an easy-to-use, interactive system that allows you to query the database and rapidly display the results on a map in MARPLOT or deliver the data in the appropriate form to an ArcView GIS or ArcGIS project. In addition, both standard and customized basemaps are developed in ArcView to support all Watershed Projects. Standard layers include wetlands and other habitat data, NOS shorelines and navigation products, federal and state regulated industrial facilities including hazardous waste sites. These standard layers as well as custom imagery and other site-specific spatial data layers are also routinely used with data extracted from the Query Manager database.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None aquatic ecosystems
None chemical threat
None coastal region
None coastal storms initiative
None contaminant release
None data management
None data sharing
None environmental monitoring
None Environmental Sensitivity Index
None Hurricane Mitch
None MARPLOT
None NPL
None ORR GIS
None Query Manager
None sediment bioassay
None sediment chemistry
None Superfund Site
None tissue chemistry
None toxicity
None watershed

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Alcoa/Lavaca Bay
None Anacostia River
None Calcasieu Estuary
None Charles River
None Charleston Harbor
None Christina River
None Elizabeth River
None Hudson River
None Kalamazoo River
None Massachusetts Bay
None New Bedford
None Newark Bay
None Portland Harbor
None Puget Sound
None San Francisco Bay
None Sheboygan River
None Southern California
None St. Andrew Bay
None St. John's River
None St. Lawrence River
None St. Louis River
None U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
None United States
None Willamette River

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: atlas
Entity Attribute Overview:

Standard layers include wetlands and other habitat data, NOS shorelines and navigation products, federal and state regulated industrial facilities including hazardous waste sites, sediment chemistry, subsurface sediment chemistry, tissue chemistry, and sediment characteristics. Attributes vary considerable between projects and are dependent upon watershed site characteristics and the research conducted.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Varies. Detailed citations are provided with each individual Watershed Project database.

Distribution Liability:

The user assumes all risks related to using these data. NOAA/CPRD is providing these data "as is", and NOAA/CPRD disclaims any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOAA/CPRD be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of these data.Reference to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by NOAA/CPRD. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of NOAA/CPRD, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 503375
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): DIVER Project Lead
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.diver@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 503377
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): DIVER Project Lead
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.diver@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 503378
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): DIVER Project Lead
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.diver@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 503376
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): DIVER Project Lead
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.diver@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 503380
W° Bound: -124.35
E° Bound: -69.01
N° Bound: 49.53
S° Bound: 26.86

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

A limited number of Watershed Projects are available on CR-ROM. These CD-ROMs are formatted for use on Microsoft Windows computers.To order CDs, print (http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/topic_subtopic_entry.php?RECORD_KEY%28entry_subtopic_topic%29=entry_id,subtopic_id,topic_id&entry_id(entry_subtopic_topic)=153&subtopic_id(entry_subtopic_topic)=36&topic_id(entry_subtopic_topic)=2), complete, and then fax the order form to 206-526-4442 (secure fax), attention Order Department. Cost of the CD-ROM is $10. Our preferred payment method is by any of the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.;

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The user assumes all risks related to using these data. NOAA/CPRD is providing these data "as is", and NOAA/CPRD disclaims any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOAA/CPRD be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of these data.Reference to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by NOAA/CPRD. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of NOAA/CPRD, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 503381
Download URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/cpr/watershed/watershedtools.html
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Query Manager database
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 503373
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/cpr/watershed/watershedtools.html
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 503428
Activity Date/Time: 2003-03-24
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 503427
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 719021
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.2.0.700

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attribute accuracy is estimated to be "good", given the data-input methodology, the quality control review sessions, and the digital logical consistency checks.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The positional accuracy is based on the source data, which varies by Watershed Project location. Sediment sampling location positions at each site are presented "as is". The positional accuracy is dependent upon the standards used by the individual organizations that wrote the reports or delivered electronic source files. The CPRD has compiled these reports into the Watershed Projects database, without re-evaluating positional accuracy.

Completeness Report:

Watershed Project databases are designed to facilitate easy updates. It is intended that each individual database will be updated as restoration and/or future site monitoring occur.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 503371
Description:

NOAA's Coastal Protection and Restoration Division has developed decision-support tools for specific watersheds that combine the use of a standard database structure, database-mapping application, and GIS. Sediment contaminant and toxicity and tissue data, natural resources, and potential habitat restoration projects can be overlaid on a watershed's features and land uses, and displayed on maps at flexible spatial scales. This approach simplifies data analysis and presentation, provides valuable tools for complex decision-making, and improves our understanding of dynamic aquatic ecosystems.All CRPD Watershed Projects use a standard structure along with information tailored to the major objectives of each watershed. All projects follow standard processing steps. Data are converted (projected and or transformed as needed) from study delivered and documented coordinates to a geographic coordinate system. These steps are determined by the available geospatial metadata. Coordinates are visually inspected against other known project data for agreement.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40197
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40197
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08