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High-quality Stream Watersheds

High-quality Stream Watersheds

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Nature Conservancy
Publication_Date: 200704
Title: High-quality Stream Watersheds
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details: Also see plan excerpts: "Coastal_Plan-App_D-2-Freshwater.pdf"
Online_Linkage:
<URL:http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu/cgi-bin/nhsearch?dset=lcp_high_quality_watersheds/nh>
Description:
Abstract:
The High-quality Stream Watersheds dataset was created to define areas within the New Hampshire Coastal Watersheds with potentially high water-quality streams. Watershed boundaries are based on the USGS SPARROW water quality model.

The definition for each tier is as listed below:

Tier 1: Population Density <20 persons per sq mile, <1% of the area is developed, and <5% of the landuse is agriculture

Tier 2: Population Density <36 persons per sq miles, <2% of the area is developed, and < 5% of the landuse is agriculture.

Tier 3: Population Density is <64 persons per sq mile, <3% of the area is developed, and <5% of the landuse is agriculture.

Tier 4: Population Density is <90 persons per sq mile, <3% of the area is developed, and < 5% of the landuse is agriculture.

A complete description of the dataset may be found in The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds (section III) or in the excerpt "Coastal_Plan-App_D-2-Freshwater.pdf".

Purpose:
This dataset was developed to identify areas likely to be contributing to high water-quality streams.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060801
Currentness_Reference:
Users may consider these data current to August, 2006, subject to data limitations stated in the Land Conservation Plan for NH's Coastal Watersheds
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: There are no plans to update these data
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.351005
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.709059
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.621810
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.899467
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword:
The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
Theme_Keyword: LCP
Theme_Keyword: High-quality Stream Watersheds
Theme_Keyword: Stream Ecology
Theme_Keyword: Ecology
Theme_Keyword: Ecosystem
Theme_Keyword: Watershed
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Watershed
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: Stream Quality
Theme_Keyword: Environment and Conservation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Northeast
Place_Keyword: New England
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: Rockingham County
Place_Keyword: Strafford County
Place_Keyword: Coastal Watershed
Access_Constraints:
These data may be considered part of the public domain and may be used freely subject to the limitations stated in The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds, August, 2006.
Use_Constraints:
Users should credit the authors and source when displaying or analyzing these data. Data credit: The Nature Conservancy. Source reference: Zankel, M., C. Copeland, P. Ingraham, J. Robinson, C. Sinnott, D. Sundquist, T. Walker, and J. Alford. 2006. The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire?s Coastal Watersheds. The Nature Conservancy, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Rockingham Planning Commission, and Strafford Region Planning Commission. Prepared for the New Hampshire Coastal Program and the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, Concord, NH.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Contact_Person: Pete Ingraham
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 22 Bridge Street, 4th Floor
City: Concord
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03301
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (603) 224-5853
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pingraham@tnc.org
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<URL:http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu/cgi-bin/load_file?PATH=/data/database/d-webdata/lcp_high_quality_watersheds/browse.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: jpg image file
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: jpg
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.1.1332
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Nature Conservancy
Publication_Date: 200608
Title:
The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Topological consistency was checked using ArcGIS 9.2
Completeness_Report: These data are complete.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Classify watersheds by Tier (see "Coastal_Plan-App_D-2-Freshwater.pdf" for tier values)
Process_Date: 20060701

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: 193

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2800
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999967
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.666667
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 42.500000
False_Easting: 984250.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000512
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000512
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: HIGH_QUALITY_WATERSHEDS
Entity_Type_Definition:
The High-quality Stream Watersheds dataset was created to define areas within the New Hampshire Coastal Watersheds with potentially high water-quality streams.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
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: TIER
Attribute_Definition:
Tiers 1-4 in this model indicate a qualitative assessment of potential stream water quality within watersheds. Tiers are described in the metadata abstract and "Coastal_Plan-App_D-2-Freshwater.pdf"
Attribute_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: <20 persons per square mile, <1% developed land cover, and <5%
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: <36 people/mi2, =<2% developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: <64 people/mi2, =<3% developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: <90 people/mi2, =<5% developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire
Contact_Person: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Position: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Morse Hall, University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03824
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-1792
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: granit@unh.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM-5PM. EST
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Digital data in NH GRANIT represent the efforts of the contributing agencies to record information from the cited source materials. Complex Systems Research Center, under contract to the NH Office of Energy and Planning, and in consultation with cooperating agencies, maintains a continuing program to identify and correct errors in these data. OEP, CSRC, and the cooperating agencies
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Format_Version_Date: 20070402
Transfer_Size: 0.756
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: URL:<http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu>
Fees:
No charge when downloaded from the Internet. Cost of reproduction for provision on CD/ROM of other media.
Ordering_Instructions:
Email GRANIT (granit@unh.edu) or order from web site (www.granit.sr.unh.edu).
Turnaround: Two weeks.
Technical_Prerequisites: None.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070402
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Contact_Person: Pete Ingraham
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 22 Bridge Street, 4th Floor
City: Concord
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03301
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (603) 224-5853
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pingraham@tnc.org
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
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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