Stream Temperature

Data format: ArcInfo Coverage

File or table name: strmtemp

Coordinate system: Lambert Conformal Conic

Theme keywords: stream, temp, temperature, Class, Lake Class, WAC 173-201A

Abstract: This coverage was developed as a cooperative project between the Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices Division, the Department of Ecology, and the Olympic National Forest. The data set was designed as a polygon coverage, delineated on 1:250,000- scale map overlays and digitized in 1991. It was plotted and proofed, but not completed at that time. Beginning in August, 1994 the coverage STRMTEMP was edited, corrected, and proofed. The data set is a polygon coverage and shows only Class AA, A, and B polygons. It does not address Lake Class completely (some lakes are delineated, some not); see notes below for explanation. Specific conditions of certain stream segments are also not addressed by the coverage. The WAC MUST be referred to whenever this data set is used. The 1991 MPL coverage was used in delineating the extent of AA polygons. Changes through time in Federal land boundaries may affect the classification of waters in those lands. SUMMARY OF TEMPERATURE CLASSIFICATIONS DESIGNATED IN CHAPTER 173-201A WAC WATERQUALITY STANDARDS FOR SURFACE WATERS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON WAC 173-201A-030 General water use and criteria classes (1) Class AA (extraordinary) Temperature shall not exceed 16.0 degrees C (freshwater) or 13.0 degrees C (marine water) due to human activities. (2) Class A (excellent) Temperature shall not exceed 18.0 degrees C (freshwater) or 16.0 degrees C (marine water) due to human activities. (3) Class B (good) Temperature shall not exceed 21.0 degrees C (freshwater) or 19.0 degrees C (marine water) due to human activities. (4) Class C (fair) Temperature shall not exceed 22.0 degrees C due to human activities. For all of the above classes, when natural conditions exceed the listed temperature, no temperature increases will be allowed which will raise the receiving water temperature by greater than 0.3 degrees C. (5) Lake Class Temperature - no measurable change from natural conditions. *** Notes regarding WAC 173-201A sections 130 and 140 - Specific classifications for fresh and marine waters: All lakes and their feeder streams are classified as Lake Class. In this data set some large lakes and their feeder streams have had polygons created around them. These are shown as Class AA. Many lakes too small to be separately delineated may be contained within Class B, A, or AA polygons. Some stream segments have special conditions applied to their temperature standards. These conditions are listed in the WAC but are not delineated in the polygon coverage. These include the Columbia River, Duwamish River, Grande Ronde River, Hoquiam River, Lake Washington Ship Canal, Mill Creek (near Walla Walla), Palouse River, Pend Oreille River, Puyallup River, Skagit River, Snake River, Spokane River, Walla Walla River, Wishkah River, Yakima River, and Tacoma city waterway in Commencement Bay. These Special temperature designations are for the stream waters in the listed segment only. Temperature standards for all waters feeding that segment are as shown in the polygon coverage. This data set is a polygon coverage, and does not contain information on all surface waters listed in the WAC. All questions pertaining to temperature classification of surface waters in Washington must be clarified by referring to the WAC.

FGDC and ESRI Metadata:

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Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Washington State Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices Division, Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympic National Forest


Title:
Stream Temperature
*File or table name: strmtemp


Publication date: 19950228
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


Publication information:
Publisher: Washington Department of Natural Resources

Online linkage: internal WADNR access: /am/fp/fpcovers/strmtemp
Online linkage: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/forestpractices/data/


Description:
Abstract:
This coverage was developed as a cooperative project between the Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices Division, the Department of Ecology, and the Olympic National Forest. The data set was designed as a polygon coverage,
delineated on 1:250,000- scale map overlays and digitized in 1991. It was plotted and proofed, but not completed at that time. Beginning in August, 1994 the coverage STRMTEMP was edited, corrected, and proofed. The data set is a polygon coverage and shows only Class AA, A, and B polygons.  It does not address Lake Class completely (some lakes are delineated, some not); see notes below for explanation.  Specific conditions of certain stream segments are also not 
addressed by the coverage. The WAC MUST be referred to whenever this data set is used. The 1991 MPL coverage was used in delineating the extent of AA polygons. Changes through time in Federal land boundaries may affect the classification of waters in those lands.

SUMMARY OF TEMPERATURE CLASSIFICATIONS DESIGNATED IN CHAPTER 173-201A WAC WATERQUALITY STANDARDS FOR SURFACE WATERS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON WAC 173-201A-030 
General water use and criteria classes (1) Class AA (extraordinary) Temperature shall not exceed 16.0 degrees C (freshwater) or 13.0 degrees C (marine water) due to human activities. (2) Class A (excellent) Temperature shall not exceed 18.0 degrees C (freshwater) or 16.0 degrees C (marine water) due to human activities. (3) Class B (good) Temperature shall not exceed 21.0 degrees C (freshwater) or 19.0 degrees C (marine water) due to human activities. (4) Class C (fair) Temperature shall not exceed 22.0 degrees C due to human activities. For all of the above classes, when natural conditions exceed the listed temperature, no temperature increases will be allowed which will raise the receiving water temperature by greater than 0.3 degrees C. (5) Lake Class Temperature - no measurable change from natural conditions. *** Notes regarding WAC 173-201A sections 130 and 140 - Specific classifications for fresh and marine waters: All lakes and their feeder streams are classified as Lake Class. In this data set some large lakes and their feeder streams have had polygons created around them. These are shown as Class AA. Many lakes too small to be separately delineated may be contained within Class B, A, or AA polygons. Some stream segments have special conditions applied to their temperature standards. These conditions are listed in the WAC but are not delineated in the polygon coverage. These include the Columbia River, Duwamish River, Grande Ronde River, Hoquiam River, Lake Washington Ship Canal, Mill Creek (near Walla Walla), Palouse River, Pend Oreille River, Puyallup River, Skagit River, Snake River, Spokane River, Walla Walla River, Wishkah River, Yakima River, and Tacoma city waterway in Commencement Bay. These Special temperature designations are for the stream waters in the listed segment only. Temperature standards for all waters feeding that segment are as shown in the polygon coverage. This data set is a polygon coverage, and does not contain information on all surface waters listed in the WAC. All questions pertaining to temperature classification of  surface waters in Washington must be clarified by referring to the WAC.

Purpose:
Strmtemp is used for Washington State Forest Practices Rules compliance.

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 19950228
Time of day: unknown

Currentness reference:
publication date

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: None planned

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -124.802395
*East bounding coordinate: -116.712776
*North bounding coordinate: 49.050069
*South bounding coordinate: 45.485394

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: 606695.437500
*Right bounding coordinate: 2550156.250000
*Top bounding coordinate: 1355862.250000
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 81876.859375

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: stream, temp, temperature, Class, Lake Class, WAC 173-201A
Theme keyword thesaurus: None

Place:
Place keywords: Washington State, Washington, Pacific, Northwest
Place keyword thesaurus: None

Temporal:

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Use constraints:
Reproduction or redistribution of copyrighted digital data sets or products derived from outside of licensees' organization or entity is expressly forbidden. The only exception is redistribution to consultants working for the licensee, and then only for purposes, related to work for the licensee. Such consultants may not further reproduce or redistribute these data sets. None of these data shall be electronically duplicated on magnetic or optical media for use by others, in whole or part, without permission of the appropriate custodial division of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Any hardcopies utilizing these data sets shall clearly indicate their source. If the licensee has modified the data in any way they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy map. Licensee specifically agrees not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact person: Doretta Collins
Contact organization: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division
Contact position: Data Steward


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
1111 Washington ST SE
Address:
PO BOX 47012
City: Olympia
State or province: WA
Postal code: 98504-7012
Country: U.S.A.

Contact voice telephone: 360-902-1426
Contact facsimile telephone: 360-902-1428


Contact electronic mail address: doretta.collins@wadnr.gov


Contact instructions:
Stream Temperature data distribution contact:

Nancy Eberle
DNR Forest Practices
360-902-1389
nancy.eberle@wadnr.gov

*Native dataset format: ArcInfo Coverage
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535


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Data Quality Information:


Logical consistency report:
Polygon  topology present. All errors incurred during editing procedures were corrected with ArcEdit under ARC/INFO version 6.0 using a fuzzy tolerance of 100, an edit tolerance of 984, and a snap tolerance of 100. All arc overshoots, undershoots, duplicate arcs, and arc intersections were corrected.

Completeness report:
Data set is complete

Positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy report:
Accuracy of Strmtemp polygons are a direct reflection of their input scale, 1:250,000.

Quantitative horizontal positional accuracy assessment:

Lineage:
Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Source scale denominator: 250,000
Type of source media: paper
Source citation abbreviation:
U.S.G.S. topographic quadrangles
Source contribution:
geographic reference

Source time period of content:
Source currentness reference:
publication date

Process step:
Process description:
PROCESSING PROCEDURES:The data set was designed as a polygon coverage, delineated on 1:250,000-scale map overlays and digitized in 1991.  It was plotted and proofed, but not completed at that time.  Beginning in August, 1994 the coverage STRMTEMP was edited, corrected, and proofed.  The original coverage STRMTEMP was projected to STRMTEMP_S edits were performed on it and cleaned to STRMTEMP_S2.  STRMTEMP_S2 was dissolved to create 
DISTEMPER.  The data set was completed and approved in February, 1995.

Process step:
Process step:
Process description:
Metadata imported.

Source used citation abbreviation:
H:\FP Metadata\FP covers\strmtemp_meta_20050414_xml.xml


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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial reference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: arc
*SDTS point and vector object type: Complete chain
*Point and vector object count: 233

SDTS terms description:
*Name: label
*SDTS point and vector object type: Label point
*Point and vector object count: 140

SDTS terms description:
*Name: polygon
*SDTS point and vector object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
*Point and vector object count: 139

SDTS terms description:
*Name: tic
*SDTS point and vector object type: Point
*Point and vector object count: 1559

SDTS terms description:
*Name: annotation
*SDTS point and vector object type: Label point
*Point and vector object count: 0

ESRI terms description:
*Name: arc
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Arc
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 233
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


ESRI terms description:
*Name: label
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Label
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 140
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


ESRI terms description:
*Name: polygon
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Polygon
*ESRI topology: TRUE
*ESRI feature count: 139
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


ESRI terms description:
*Name: tic
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Tic
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 1559
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


ESRI terms description:
*Name: annotation
*ESRI feature type:
*ESRI feature geometry: Annotation
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 0
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Washington_South_FIPS_4602_Feet
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983_HARN

Planar:
Map projection:
*Map projection name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert conformal conic:
*Standard parallel: 45.833333
*Standard parallel: 47.333333
*Longitude of central meridian: -120.500000
*Latitude of projection origin: 45.333333
*False easting: 1640416.666667
*False northing: 0.000000

Planar coordinate information:
*Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
*Abscissa resolution: 0.001552
*Ordinate resolution: 0.001552
*Planar distance units: survey feet

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

Vertical coordinate system definition:
Altitude system definition:
Altitude datum name: n/a

Depth system definition:
Depth datum name: n/a

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
*Name: strmtemp.pat


Entity type:
*Entity type label: strmtemp.pat
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 139
Entity type definition:
Temperature class polygons

Attribute:
*Attribute label: FID
*Attribute alias: FID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: AREA
*Attribute definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 12
*Attribute number of decimals: 3


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: PERIMETER
*Attribute definition:
Perimeter of feature in internal units.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 12
*Attribute number of decimals: 3


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: STRMTEMP#
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: STRMTEMP-ID
*Attribute definition:
User-defined feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: TEMP
Attribute definition:
Water temperature class in degrees centigrade for an area.
Attribute definition source:
Washington State Department of Natural Resources & Department of Ecology

*Attribute type: Number
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 4
*Attribute number of decimals: 1


Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 16
Enumerated domain value definition:
Class AA

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 18
Enumerated domain value definition:
Class A

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 19
Enumerated domain value definition:
Class B

Overview description:
Dataset overview:
The data set is a polygon coverage and shows only Class AA, A, and B polygons. It does not address Lake Class completely (some lakes are delineated, some not); see notes below for explanation. Specific conditions of certain stream segments are also not addressed by the coverage.  WAC 173-201A-030  MUST be referred to whenever  this data set is used. The 1991 MPL coverage was used in delineating the extent of Class AA polygons. Changes through time in Federal land boundaries may affect the classification of waters in those lands.

Entity and attribute overview:
This coverage includes only the three temperature standard classifications into which the state is divided by WAC Chapter 173-201A "Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington".  It does not depict actual stream or lake temperatures.

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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact person: Nancy Eberle
Contact organization: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division
Contact position: GIS Analyst


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
1111 Washington ST SE
Address:
PO BOX 47012
City: Olympia
State or province: WA
Postal code: 98504-7012
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 360-902-1389
Contact facsimile telephone: 360-902-1428


Contact electronic mail address: nancy.eberle@wadnr.gov


Resource description: Stream Temperature


Distribution liability:
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides these geographic data "as is."  DNR makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Natural Resources further makes no warranties, either expressed or implied as to any other matter whatsoever, including, without limitation, the condition of the product, or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these data have been processed successfully on DNR's computers, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by DNR regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.  In no event shall DNR have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of use of or reliance on the geographical data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by DNR.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
Format name: ARCE
Format version number: Arc 8.3
Format specification:
ARC/INFO Export Format (.e00)
*Transfer size: 0.370
*Dataset size: 0.370

Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Access instructions:
Data set can also be downloaded from the DNR Forest Practices web page under <http://www.dnr.wa.gov/forestpractices/data/>.


Offline option:

Fees: $0
Ordering instructions:
Data set can also be downloaded from the DNR Forest Practices web page under <http://www.dnr.wa.gov/forestpractices/data/ >.
User must accept a Product License Agreement before obtaining data. An on-line Product License Agreement is available for those downloading data from our web site.
Turnaround: immediate


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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20050823


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact person: Nancy Eberle
Contact organization: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division
Contact position: GIS Analyst


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
1111 Washington ST SE
Address:
PO BOX 47012
City: Olympia
State or province: WA
Postal code: 98504-7012
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 360-902-1389
Contact facsimile telephone: 360-902-1428


Contact electronic mail address: nancy.eberle@wadnr.gov


*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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