Wisconsin DNR Watersheds

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
Publication_Date: 2002
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: Wisconsin DNR Watersheds
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Madison, WI
Publisher: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/maps/gis/geolibrary.html>
Online_Linkage: <ftp://gomapout.dnr.state.wi.us/geodata/>
Online_Linkage:
<ftp://gomapout.dnr.state.wi.us/geodata/watersheds/watersheds.zip>
Online_Linkage: <http://maps.dnr.state.wi.us/imf/dnrimf.jsp?site=webview.geodata>
Online_Linkage: <http://maps.dnr.state.wi.us/webview/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Madison, WI
Publisher: Wisconsin DNR
Description:
Abstract:
This data set is a polygon shapefile representing watersheds as delineated by the Wisconsin DNR. The data are compiled from 1:24,000-scale topographic maps. DNR watershed delineations generally indicate areas that drain into a common river system or lake, but may also be based on DNR basin management criteria. The custodian of this data set is the DNR Bureau of Watershed Management (WT).
Purpose:
The watershed boundary delineations in this data set are used primarily to prepare reference basemaps for the DNR Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Abatement Program, also generally known as the Priority Watershed Program. Priority watershed projects are designed to address water quality problems caused by nonpoint sources of pollution in selected watersheds. The data are intended for use with ArcView, ArcInfo, or other GIS software which support shapefile format data.
Supplemental_Information:
Additional information about Wisconsin DNR Basins, Watersheds, Water Management Units and Geographic Management Units is available on the DNR website: <http://dnr.wi.gov/org/gmu/index.htm>.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1992
Ending_Date: November 2008
Currentness_Reference: Date of data entry or update
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -92.964215
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -86.666063
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.083097
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.456926
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: watersheds
Theme_Keyword: drainage
Theme_Keyword: basins
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Wisconsin
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Watershed Management
Contact_Position: Surface Water Modeler
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 7921
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53707-7921
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 266-0856
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 267-7664
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jeff.Kreider@dnr.state.wi.us
Hours_of_Service: Normal business hours, or as available
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The source ArcInfo coverages had polygon topology with no dangling arcs. No errors were reported upon conversion to shapefiles.
Completeness_Report:
All 72 counties of Wisconsin are represented. Islands in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior belonging to Wisconsin counties are also represented.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: Varies
Title: 7.5-minute (1:24,000-scale) Topographic Map Series
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: USGS
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Varies
Source_Currentness_Reference: Map publication dates
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS 24K topo maps
Source_Contribution: Line geometry
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The DNR Watersheds data layer was developed cooperatively by DNR's Bureau of Watershed Management (WT) and GeographicServices Section (GEO). WT personnel watershed lines onto USGS 7.5-minute (1:24,000-scale) maps by interpreting topographic and hydrologic information. Those lines were digitized, and WT's watershed codes and the major/minor drainage basin codes used by DNR's Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat Protection (FH) were linked to the resulting polygons. Further modifications were made to some watershed boundaries based on management criteria determined by WT. Additional tems were added, and ArcInfo region and route feature classes created meet WT needs.
The DNR Watershed polygon features shapefile is periodically re-created from the "watshed" region feature class in the DNR Watersheds coverage "wsdnw924."
Process_Date: 1992 - 2004
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Watershed Management
Contact_Position: Surface Water Modeler
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 7921
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53707-7921
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 266-0856
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 267-7664
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jeff.Kreider@dnr.state.wi.us
Hours_of_Service: Normal business hours or as available
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Y:\Libraries\dvgislib\wi_tile\dnr_ld\wsdnw924\wsdrwats_old.shp.xml
Process_Date: 20081114
Process_Time: 13362900
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Y:\Libraries\dvgislib\wi_tile\dnr_ld\wsdnw924\wsdrwats
Process_Date: 20081114
Process_Time: 13430900

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: 334

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -90.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 520000.000000
False_Northing: -4480000.000000
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: D_North_American_1983_HARN
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: wsdrwats
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Wisconsin DNR
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: WATSHED_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WATSHED_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WSHED_NM
Attribute_Definition:
The DNR's 8-character watershed identificiation code. The first 2 characters identify the DNR Management River Basin to which the watershed is assigned. The DNR completes Water Quality Management Plans for each of the state's Management River Basins, including data on groundwater and surface water quality, along with recommendations for improvement. Data from basin plans are used to identify Priority Watershed projects for the DNR Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Abatement Program. Characters 3 and 4 uniquely identify each watershed assigned to a given Water Quality Management Plan. Numbers are sequential, beginning with "1", and with a leading "0" for 1-digit numbers. The fifth character is a dash ("-"). Characters 6 through 8 include the 3-digit Environmental Standards River Basin code; these units are generally subdivisions of DNR Management River Basins, and include multiple watersheds.
Attribute_Definition_Source: DNR Bureau of Watershed Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PWSSTAT_CD
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates the status of the Nonpoint Priority Watershed project corresponding to the watershed. If the watershed has not yet been so designated, this item is blank.
Attribute_Definition_Source: DNR Bureau of Watershed Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Completed (watershed project has been completed)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DNR Bureau of Watershed Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: I
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Implementation (watershed project is in the implementation phase)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DNR Bureau of Watershed Management
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NPS_PR_YR
Attribute_Definition:
Year in which the watershed was designated a Priority Watershed for inclusion in the Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Abatement Program. If the watershed has not yet been so designated, this item is blank.
Attribute_Definition_Source: DNR Bureau of Watershed Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1995
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WSHED_CD
Attribute_Definition: DNR Watershed code
Attribute_Definition_Source: DNR Bureau of Watershed Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: DNR Watershed Codes
Codeset_Source: DNR Bureau of Watershed Management
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NPSRNK_ALL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NPSRNK_STR
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NPSRNK_LK
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NPSRNK_GW

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Contact_Position: GIS Data Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 7921
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53707-7921
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 264-8916
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 266-0870
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: John.Laedlein@dnr.state.wi.us
Hours_of_Service: Normal business hours or as available
Resource_Description: Downloadable data
Distribution_Liability:
<http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/legal/WebSiteLegalInformation.html>
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI shapefile
Transfer_Size: 10.936
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<ftp://gomapout.dnr.state.wi.us/geodata/watersheds/DNR_watersheds.zip>
Access_Instructions: Download from DNR ftp site.
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format:
Compatibility_Information ISO 9660 format allows the CDROM to be read by most computer
Ordering_Instructions:
Refer to the DNR GIS website: <http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/maps/gis/geolibrary.html>

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040421, 20060703
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Wisconsin DNR, Bureau of Technology Services
Contact_Position: GIS Data Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 7921
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53707-7921
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 608.264.8914
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 608.266.0870
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: geodata@dnr.state.wi.us
Hours_of_Service: Normal business hours or as available
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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