Watershed Boundaries Washington HU2

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Watershed Boundaries Washington HU2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Portland, Oregon
Publisher: OR BLM
Online_Linkage: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#w
Description:
Abstract:
This geospatial dataset represents the 1st level (2-digit) hydrologic unit boundaries of the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) layer for Washington. It was created by dissolving boundaries from the finer resolution hydrologic units to create these broader boundaries. See metadata for the wbd_wa_poly feature class for a more complete description of the WBD.
Purpose:
This dataset was created to meet both national and regional requirements. It satisfies the national requirement for a seamless hydrologic unit boundary dataset for the nation that is developed at the 1;24,000 scale. Regionally, the dataset will be used for a number of specific purposes including resource management planning, watershed analysis, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) cumulative effects analysis, Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation, biological assessments, water quality restoration plans, water temperature assessments, watershed council project support, etc.
Supplemental_Information:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>
The watershed and subwatershed hydrologic unit boundaries provide a uniquely identified and uniform method of subdividing large drainage areas. These smaller sized hydrologic units (up to 250,000 acres) are useful in many programs supported by the NRCS and others.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -118
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic units
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Subwatershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundary Dataset
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: Idaho
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Access_Constraints: PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.
Use_Constraints:
These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “as is” and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User’s intended use.
The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office from which it was obtained.
The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This data may be updated by the BLM without notification.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David Brower / Dan Wickwire
Contact_Organization: WA NRCS / OR BLM
Contact_Position: Washington WBD State Coordinators
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 509-323-2962 / 503-808-6272
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Dave.Brower@wa.usda.gov / dwickwir@or.blm.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Windows_NT, 4.0, Intel ARC/INFO version 7.1.2
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: BLM
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Hydrologic Unit Boundaries Washington
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Coverage built for polygon topology. There are no overshoots or undershoot or label errors.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership and NRCS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Draft hydrologic unit boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
The PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership is comprised of the BLM, US Forest Service (USFS), State of Oregon, and State of Washington.
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20080527
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PNW-WBD
Source_Contribution: Polygons, Arcs & Attributes
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) Partner agencies originally delineated hydrologic unit boundaries to meet specific agency requirements.
The PNWHF Partnership initiated a workshop-oriented process whereby agreed-upon hydrologic boundaries were accepted or delineated using 1:24,000 scale Digital Raster Graphics. A number of new Hydrological Unit Boundaries were also delineated using flow lines and basins computed from 10- and 30-meter horizontal resolution Digital Elevation data based on flow derived from the elevation grid to determine potential pour points. This workshop process resulted in a seamless hydrologic boundary dataset for Oregon.
The PNWHF dataset was made available via its website for operational edits. PNWHF Partners downloaded the dataset, edited boundaries and attribution, and submitted the updated dataset back to the PNWHF server.
The dataset was frozen prior to submittal to the review and edit process, the precursor to NRCS certification.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM30
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG
Process_Date: 2002
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added the following attribute fields to support the pre NRCS certification review and edit project:
EDIT_TYPE - Type of edits that took place.
NEW_ACRES- Change in acres after edit.
HUC_10_TYPE - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_10_MOD - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HUC_12_TYPE - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_12_MOD - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HU_10_NAME
HU_12_NAME
Dropped the following attribute fields:
HUC_TYPE
HUC_MOD
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/BLM
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Pacific Northwest HU boundary dataset was broken up into workareas and provided to USGS from 1 (PNW1) through 15 (PNW15) according to a schedule defined by all PNW partners and USGS. The PNW#'s were extracted and sent to the USGS for update and edit as a precursor to national NRCS certification.
Process_Date: 20060126
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/OR BLM
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
USGS refined the PNWHF Hydrologic Unit Boundaries and required attribution using consistent, reproducible methods that meet the "Federal Standards for Delineations of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries". It was agreed that the Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) would be the primary source used for delineating boundaries. Arc, polygon and attribute adjustments were made to each PNW workarea.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) to assist with delineating hydrologic unit boundaries and locating pour points wherever possible. In these locations, the Washington WBD may deviate from the primary DRG base. The three water hydrologic units in the Columbia River (170800060500, 170800030700 & 170900120500) utilized the NHD Area and NHD Waterbody featureclasses to delineate their shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to use the 2001 Washington State ShoreZone Inventory (szline.shp) from the Washington State Dept of Natural Resources as the coastline for the Washington WBD. This coastline extends from the mouth of the Columbia River to the north. This includes the Pacific coastline, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor, the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the Puget Sound, and all of the islands. The Washington State ShoreZone Inventory delineates the mean high water mark and the salt water shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the British Columbia, Canada, Watershed Atlas datasets (1:50,000 scale) to assist with delineating hydrologic units that cross the international boundary. The Washington WBD stops at the international boundary but efforts were made to match the Canadian datasets where possible.
Changes were limited in the dataset to only those modifications that were needed to meet the national guidelines. Replacement of boundary lines or HU names that already met the standard was to be avoided. There were two reviews by PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) stewards and NRCS stewards before a final was delivered back to PNWHF by USGS. After each review the USGS incorporated changes that were identified and agreed-upon during the review process.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
<http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/app1/dataweb/metadata/dnr_shorezone_metadata.htm>.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The final datasets returned from USGS were assembled to make the PNW distribution coverage and the final Washington dataset for certification. In the Final Washington Dataset attributes fields were updated to to meet the national standards for both Arcs and Polgons. All Seventh field huc attributes, Arcs and labels were deleted from this final dataset.
Process_Date: 20080527
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM Oregon State Office/Northrop Grumman
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA03 USGS made updates to the WBD dataset to incorporate changes submitted by the Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes included small boundary adjustments that result in a better match with NHD. The USGS also added Water HU's and the Canadian HU's at the boarder.
Process_Date: 20100713
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified theWA WBD was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The feature class was dissolved using the fields HUC_2 and HU_2_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 1st level (2 digit) Regions feature class that was used to load the data into this feature class. The fields HU_2_NAME and HUC_2 were added to the feature class and not part of the certified WBD_WA Dataset.
Process_Date: 20110228
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA04 The Washington State WBD Steward received proposed WBD boundary modifications from Washington State NHD Steward. The modifications are to fix conflicts, that LiDAR brought up, between the NHD and WBD . Subbasins 17110016, 17100103, 17110012, and 17110013 were updated during this edit. Each of these proposed changes were reviewed by affected stewards for validity. The first WBD modification changes the 8-digit, 10-digit and 12-digit boundaries between 17100103 and 17110016. There are no number or name changes. The area in question was field checked to verify that the NHD from the LiDAR was correct and the WBD needed to be moved to incorporate the changes. The proposed boundary has been delineated following LiDAR contours. The boundary was only modified to account for the change in streamflow in this specific area. Therefore the LiDAR-derived boundary is highly detailed until it attaches into the original DRG-derived boundary at either end of the proposed modification. The second modification changes the 8-digit boundary between 17110012 and 17110013 and creates a new 12-digit hydrologic unit (171100120106) called Rock Creek. The downstream 12-digit unit will become 171100120107. Because 171100120107 is the outlet of the 1711001201 10-digit unit, no other unit number is affected. King County did a field investigation to determine the flow of Rock Creek. They determined that this creek flowed into a different drainage area than what the NHD and WBD had originally delineated. King County submitted proposed modifications to the State NHD Steward. The NHD and WBD Stewards agreed that Rock Creek flows to the north instead of to the west and that the proposed boundary addressed the issue. The WBD steward submitted these final modified WBD boundaries inside extracted surrounding 12-digit hydrologic units to PNWHF/BLM-Oregon for incorporation into the Fall 2011 WBD Update geodatabase. The submitted WBD boundary is based on DRG contours using LiDAR contours as guide. The changes were made using the ESRI Reshape Edge tool using the Trace option in ArcGIS 10.0 on the 9.2 geodatabase.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: LiDAR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20111205
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID WA05: USGS added Canadian 5th and 6th level hucs (12-digit) for the 4th level hucs (8-digit) that are shared between the US and Canadian Border.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>
Process_Date: 201203
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified theWA WBD was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The feature class was dissolved using the fields HUC_2 and HU_2_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 1st level (2 digit) Regions feature class that was used to load the data into this feature class. The fields HU_2_NAME and HUC_2 were added to the feature class and not part of the certified WBD_WA Dataset.
Process_Date: 20121010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA07 The Washington WBD dataset was updated to incorporate changes submitted by Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes include 4 digit changes to the Columbia River/Willamette River area. The portion of the Lower Willamette 8 digit HU (17090012) that included the Columbia River was moved into 1708 to connect the Columbia River into a single 4 digit HU. Before the edit this segment of the Columbia River was disconnected from the rest of the Lower Columbia 4 digit HU (1708). This portion of the 8 digit HU 17090012 was moved into the 8 digit HU 17080003. This update also took place in Oregon.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20130110
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were nationally certified the edits were pasted back into the PNW copy of the ORWA_WBD polygon feature class. The polygon feature class was clipped out for each state. The WBD was dissolved and Acres summed to make each HU level feature class.
Process_Date: 20130115
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Oregon, Washington, Idaho
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WBD_HU2
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygon Attribute Table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: HUC_2
Attribute_Definition: 1st Field Hydrologic Unit Code
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU_2_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
1st Field Hydrologic Unit Name following the NRCS Naming Protocol
Attribute_Definition_Source: NRCS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Area of polygon in GIS acres
Attribute_Definition_Source: Computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Length
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.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Contact_Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6340
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 503-808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehiebent@blm.gov
Contact_Instructions: contact instructions
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM 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 the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering_Instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060113
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Roger Mills
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6340
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: tdd/tty phone
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact_Instructions: None
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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Watershed Boundaries Washington HU4

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Watershed Boundaries Washington HU4
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Portland, Oregon
Publisher: OR BLM
Online_Linkage: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#w
Description:
Abstract:
This geospatial dataset represents the 2nd level (4-digit) hydrologic unit boundaries of the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) layer for Washington. It was created by dissolving boundaries from the finer resolution hydrologic units to create these broader boundaries. See metadata for the wbd_wa_poly feature class for a more complete description of the WBD.
Purpose:
This dataset was created to meet both national and regional requirements. It satisfies the national requirement for a seamless hydrologic unit boundary dataset for the nation that is developed at the 1;24,000 scale. Regionally, the dataset will be used for a number of specific purposes including resource management planning, watershed analysis, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) cumulative effects analysis, Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation, biological assessments, water quality restoration plans, water temperature assessments, watershed council project support, etc.
Supplemental_Information:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>
The watershed and subwatershed hydrologic unit boundaries provide a uniquely identified and uniform method of subdividing large drainage areas. These smaller sized hydrologic units (up to 250,000 acres) are useful in many programs supported by the NRCS and others.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -118
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic units
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Subwatershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundary Dataset
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: Idaho
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Access_Constraints: PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.
Use_Constraints:
These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “as is” and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User’s intended use.
The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office from which it was obtained.
The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This data may be updated by the BLM without notification.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David Brower / Dan Wickwire
Contact_Organization: WA NRCS / OR BLM
Contact_Position: Washington WBD State Coordinators
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 509-323-2962 / 503-808-6272
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Dave.Brower@wa.usda.gov / dwickwir@or.blm.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Windows_NT, 4.0, Intel ARC/INFO version 7.1.2
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: BLM
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Hydrologic Unit Boundaries Washington
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Coverage built for polygon topology. There are no overshoots or undershoot or label errors.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership and NRCS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Draft hydrologic unit boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
The PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership is comprised of the BLM, US Forest Service (USFS), State of Oregon, and State of Washington.
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20080527
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PNW-WBD
Source_Contribution: Polygons, Arcs & Attributes
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) Partner agencies originally delineated hydrologic unit boundaries to meet specific agency requirements.
The PNWHF Partnership initiated a workshop-oriented process whereby agreed-upon hydrologic boundaries were accepted or delineated using 1:24,000 scale Digital Raster Graphics. A number of new Hydrological Unit Boundaries were also delineated using flow lines and basins computed from 10- and 30-meter horizontal resolution Digital Elevation data based on flow derived from the elevation grid to determine potential pour points. This workshop process resulted in a seamless hydrologic boundary dataset for Oregon.
The PNWHF dataset was made available via its website for operational edits. PNWHF Partners downloaded the dataset, edited boundaries and attribution, and submitted the updated dataset back to the PNWHF server.
The dataset was frozen prior to submittal to the review and edit process, the precursor to NRCS certification.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM30
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG
Process_Date: 2002
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added the following attribute fields to support the pre NRCS certification review and edit project:
EDIT_TYPE - Type of edits that took place.
NEW_ACRES- Change in acres after edit.
HUC_10_TYPE - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_10_MOD - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HUC_12_TYPE - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_12_MOD - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HU_10_NAME
HU_12_NAME
Dropped the following attribute fields:
HUC_TYPE
HUC_MOD
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/BLM
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Pacific Northwest HU boundary dataset was broken up into workareas and provided to USGS from 1 (PNW1) through 15 (PNW15) according to a schedule defined by all PNW partners and USGS. The PNW#'s were extracted and sent to the USGS for update and edit as a precursor to national NRCS certification.
Process_Date: 20060126
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/OR BLM
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
USGS refined the PNWHF Hydrologic Unit Boundaries and required attribution using consistent, reproducible methods that meet the "Federal Standards for Delineations of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries". It was agreed that the Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) would be the primary source used for delineating boundaries. Arc, polygon and attribute adjustments were made to each PNW workarea.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) to assist with delineating hydrologic unit boundaries and locating pour points wherever possible. In these locations, the Washington WBD may deviate from the primary DRG base. The three water hydrologic units in the Columbia River (170800060500, 170800030700 & 170900120500) utilized the NHD Area and NHD Waterbody featureclasses to delineate their shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to use the 2001 Washington State ShoreZone Inventory (szline.shp) from the Washington State Dept of Natural Resources as the coastline for the Washington WBD. This coastline extends from the mouth of the Columbia River to the north. This includes the Pacific coastline, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor, the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the Puget Sound, and all of the islands. The Washington State ShoreZone Inventory delineates the mean high water mark and the salt water shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the British Columbia, Canada, Watershed Atlas datasets (1:50,000 scale) to assist with delineating hydrologic units that cross the international boundary. The Washington WBD stops at the international boundary but efforts were made to match the Canadian datasets where possible.
Changes were limited in the dataset to only those modifications that were needed to meet the national guidelines. Replacement of boundary lines or HU names that already met the standard was to be avoided. There were two reviews by PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) stewards and NRCS stewards before a final was delivered back to PNWHF by USGS. After each review the USGS incorporated changes that were identified and agreed-upon during the review process.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
<http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/app1/dataweb/metadata/dnr_shorezone_metadata.htm>.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The final datasets returned from USGS were assembled to make the PNW distribution coverage and the final Washington dataset for certification. In the Final Washington Dataset attributes fields were updated to to meet the national standards for both Arcs and Polgons. All Seventh field huc attributes, Arcs and labels were deleted from this final dataset.
Process_Date: 20080527
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM Oregon State Office/Northrop Grumman
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA03 USGS made updates to the WBD dataset to incorporate changes submitted by the Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes included small boundary adjustments that result in a better match with NHD. The USGS also added Water HU's and the Canadian HU's at the boarder.
Process_Date: 20100713
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified the WA WBD was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The WA feature class was dissolved using the fields HUC_4 and HU_4_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 2nd level (4 digit) subregion feature class that was used to load the data into this feature class. The fields HU_4_NAME and HUC_4 were added to the downloaded feature class and are not part of the certified WBD_WA Dataset.
Process_Date: 20110228
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA04 The Washington State WBD Steward received proposed WBD boundary modifications from Washington State NHD Steward. The modifications are to fix conflicts, that LiDAR brought up, between the NHD and WBD . Subbasins 17110016, 17100103, 17110012, and 17110013 were updated during this edit. Each of these proposed changes were reviewed by affected stewards for validity. The first WBD modification changes the 8-digit, 10-digit and 12-digit boundaries between 17100103 and 17110016. There are no number or name changes. The area in question was field checked to verify that the NHD from the LiDAR was correct and the WBD needed to be moved to incorporate the changes. The proposed boundary has been delineated following LiDAR contours. The boundary was only modified to account for the change in streamflow in this specific area. Therefore the LiDAR-derived boundary is highly detailed until it attaches into the original DRG-derived boundary at either end of the proposed modification. The second modification changes the 8-digit boundary between 17110012 and 17110013 and creates a new 12-digit hydrologic unit (171100120106) called Rock Creek. The downstream 12-digit unit will become 171100120107. Because 171100120107 is the outlet of the 1711001201 10-digit unit, no other unit number is affected. King County did a field investigation to determine the flow of Rock Creek. They determined that this creek flowed into a different drainage area than what the NHD and WBD had originally delineated. King County submitted proposed modifications to the State NHD Steward. The NHD and WBD Stewards agreed that Rock Creek flows to the north instead of to the west and that the proposed boundary addressed the issue. The WBD steward submitted these final modified WBD boundaries inside extracted surrounding 12-digit hydrologic units to PNWHF/BLM-Oregon for incorporation into the Fall 2011 WBD Update geodatabase. The submitted WBD boundary is based on DRG contours using LiDAR contours as guide. The changes were made using the ESRI Reshape Edge tool using the Trace option in ArcGIS 10.0 on the 9.2 geodatabase.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: LiDAR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20111205
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID WA05: USGS added Canadian 5th and 6th level hucs (12-digit) for the 4th level hucs (8-digit) that are shared between the US and Canadian Border.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>
Process_Date: 201203
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified the WA WBD was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The WA feature class was dissolved using the fields HUC_4 and HU_4_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 2nd level (4 digit) subregion feature class that was used to load the data into this feature class. The fields HU_4_NAME and HUC_4 were added to the downloaded feature class and are not part of the certified WBD_WA Dataset.
Process_Date: 20121010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA07 The Washington WBD dataset was updated to incorporate changes submitted by Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes include 4 digit changes to the Columbia River/Willamette River area. The portion of the Lower Willamette 8 digit HU (17090012) that included the Columbia River was moved into 1708 to connect the Columbia River into a single 4 digit HU. Before the edit this segment of the Columbia River was disconnected from the rest of the Lower Columbia 4 digit HU (1708). This portion of the 8 digit HU 17090012 was moved into the 8 digit HU 17080003. This update also took place in Oregon.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20130110
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were nationally certified the edits were pasted back into the PNW copy of the ORWA_WBD polygon feature class. The polygon feature class was clipped out for each state. The WBD was dissolved and Acres summed to make each HU level feature class.
Process_Date: 20130115
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Oregon, Washington, Idaho
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WBD_HU4
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygon Attribute Table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: HUC_4
Attribute_Definition: 2nd Field Hydrologic Unit Code
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU_4_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
2nd Field Hydrologic Unit Name following the NRCS Naming Protocol
Attribute_Definition_Source: NRCS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Area of polygon in GIS acres
Attribute_Definition_Source: Computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Length
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.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Contact_Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6340
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 503-808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehiebent@blm.gov
Contact_Instructions: contact instructions
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM 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 the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering_Instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060113
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Roger Mills
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6340
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: tdd/tty phone
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact_Instructions: None
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

Generated by mp version 2.9.6 on Thu Apr 25 14:11:48 2013

Watershed Boundaries Washington HU8

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Watershed Boundaries Washington HU8
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Portland, Oregon
Publisher: OR BLM
Online_Linkage: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#w
Description:
Abstract:
This geospatial dataset represents the 4th level (8-digit) hydrologic unit boundaries of the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) layer for Washington. It was created by dissolving boundaries from the finer resolution hydrologic units to create these broader boundaries. See metadata for the wbd_wa_poly feature class for a more complete description of the WBD.
Purpose:
This dataset was created to meet both national and regional requirements. It satisfies the national requirement for a seamless hydrologic unit boundary dataset for the nation that is developed at the 1;24,000 scale. Regionally, the dataset will be used for a number of specific purposes including resource management planning, watershed analysis, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) cumulative effects analysis, Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation, biological assessments, water quality restoration plans, water temperature assessments, watershed council project support, etc.
Supplemental_Information:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>
The watershed and subwatershed hydrologic unit boundaries provide a uniquely identified and uniform method of subdividing large drainage areas. These smaller sized hydrologic units (up to 250,000 acres) are useful in many programs supported by the NRCS and others.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -118
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic units
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Subwatershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundary Dataset
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: Idaho
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Access_Constraints: PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.
Use_Constraints:
These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “as is” and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User’s intended use.
The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office from which it was obtained.
The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This data may be updated by the BLM without notification.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David Brower / Dan Wickwire
Contact_Organization: WA NRCS / OR BLM
Contact_Position: Washington WBD State Coordinators
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 509-323-2962 / 503-808-6272
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Dave.Brower@wa.usda.gov / dwickwir@or.blm.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Windows_NT, 4.0, Intel ARC/INFO version 7.1.2
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: BLM
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Hydrologic Unit Boundaries Washington
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Coverage built for polygon topology. There are no overshoots or undershoot or label errors.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership and NRCS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Draft hydrologic unit boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
The PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership is comprised of the BLM, US Forest Service (USFS), State of Oregon, and State of Washington.
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20080527
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PNW-WBD
Source_Contribution: Polygons, Arcs & Attributes
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) Partner agencies originally delineated hydrologic unit boundaries to meet specific agency requirements.
The PNWHF Partnership initiated a workshop-oriented process whereby agreed-upon hydrologic boundaries were accepted or delineated using 1:24,000 scale Digital Raster Graphics. A number of new Hydrological Unit Boundaries were also delineated using flow lines and basins computed from 10- and 30-meter horizontal resolution Digital Elevation data based on flow derived from the elevation grid to determine potential pour points. This workshop process resulted in a seamless hydrologic boundary dataset for Oregon.
The PNWHF dataset was made available via its website for operational edits. PNWHF Partners downloaded the dataset, edited boundaries and attribution, and submitted the updated dataset back to the PNWHF server.
The dataset was frozen prior to submittal to the review and edit process, the precursor to NRCS certification.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM30
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG
Process_Date: 2002
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added the following attribute fields to support the pre NRCS certification review and edit project:
EDIT_TYPE - Type of edits that took place.
NEW_ACRES- Change in acres after edit.
HUC_10_TYPE - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_10_MOD - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HUC_12_TYPE - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_12_MOD - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HU_10_NAME
HU_12_NAME
Dropped the following attribute fields:
HUC_TYPE
HUC_MOD
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/BLM
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Pacific Northwest HU boundary dataset was broken up into workareas and provided to USGS from 1 (PNW1) through 15 (PNW15) according to a schedule defined by all PNW partners and USGS. The PNW#'s were extracted and sent to the USGS for update and edit as a precursor to national NRCS certification.
Process_Date: 20060126
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/OR BLM
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
USGS refined the PNWHF Hydrologic Unit Boundaries and required attribution using consistent, reproducible methods that meet the "Federal Standards for Delineations of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries". It was agreed that the Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) would be the primary source used for delineating boundaries. Arc, polygon and attribute adjustments were made to each PNW workarea.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) to assist with delineating hydrologic unit boundaries and locating pour points wherever possible. In these locations, the Washington WBD may deviate from the primary DRG base. The three water hydrologic units in the Columbia River (170800060500, 170800030700 & 170900120500) utilized the NHD Area and NHD Waterbody featureclasses to delineate their shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to use the 2001 Washington State ShoreZone Inventory (szline.shp) from the Washington State Dept of Natural Resources as the coastline for the Washington WBD. This coastline extends from the mouth of the Columbia River to the north. This includes the Pacific coastline, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor, the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the Puget Sound, and all of the islands. The Washington State ShoreZone Inventory delineates the mean high water mark and the salt water shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the British Columbia, Canada, Watershed Atlas datasets (1:50,000 scale) to assist with delineating hydrologic units that cross the international boundary. The Washington WBD stops at the international boundary but efforts were made to match the Canadian datasets where possible.
Changes were limited in the dataset to only those modifications that were needed to meet the national guidelines. Replacement of boundary lines or HU names that already met the standard was to be avoided. There were two reviews by PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) stewards and NRCS stewards before a final was delivered back to PNWHF by USGS. After each review the USGS incorporated changes that were identified and agreed-upon during the review process.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
<http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/app1/dataweb/metadata/dnr_shorezone_metadata.htm>.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The final datasets returned from USGS were assembled to make the PNW distribution coverage and the final Washington dataset for certification. In the Final Washington Dataset attributes fields were updated to to meet the national standards for both Arcs and Polgons. All Seventh field huc attributes, Arcs and labels were deleted from this final dataset.
Process_Date: 20080527
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM Oregon State Office/Northrop Grumman
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA03 USGS made updates to the WBD dataset to incorporate changes submitted by the Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes included small boundary adjustments that result in a better match with NHD. The USGS also added Water HU's and the Canadian HU's at the boarder.
Process_Date: 20100713
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified the WA WBD feature class was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The WA_WBD was dissolved using the fields HUC_8 and HU_8_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 4th level (8 digit) subwatershed feature class that was used to load the data into this feature class. The field HU_8_NAME was added to the feature class and not part of the certified WBD_WA Dataset.
Process_Date: 20110228
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA04 The Washington State WBD Steward received proposed WBD boundary modifications from Washington State NHD Steward. The modifications are to fix conflicts, that LiDAR brought up, between the NHD and WBD . Subbasins 17110016, 17100103, 17110012, and 17110013 were updated during this edit. Each of these proposed changes were reviewed by affected stewards for validity. The first WBD modification changes the 8-digit, 10-digit and 12-digit boundaries between 17100103 and 17110016. There are no number or name changes. The area in question was field checked to verify that the NHD from the LiDAR was correct and the WBD needed to be moved to incorporate the changes. The proposed boundary has been delineated following LiDAR contours. The boundary was only modified to account for the change in streamflow in this specific area. Therefore the LiDAR-derived boundary is highly detailed until it attaches into the original DRG-derived boundary at either end of the proposed modification. The second modification changes the 8-digit boundary between 17110012 and 17110013 and creates a new 12-digit hydrologic unit (171100120106) called Rock Creek. The downstream 12-digit unit will become 171100120107. Because 171100120107 is the outlet of the 1711001201 10-digit unit, no other unit number is affected. King County did a field investigation to determine the flow of Rock Creek. They determined that this creek flowed into a different drainage area than what the NHD and WBD had originally delineated. King County submitted proposed modifications to the State NHD Steward. The NHD and WBD Stewards agreed that Rock Creek flows to the north instead of to the west and that the proposed boundary addressed the issue. The WBD steward submitted these final modified WBD boundaries inside extracted surrounding 12-digit hydrologic units to PNWHF/BLM-Oregon for incorporation into the Fall 2011 WBD Update geodatabase. The submitted WBD boundary is based on DRG contours using LiDAR contours as guide. The changes were made using the ESRI Reshape Edge tool using the Trace option in ArcGIS 10.0 on the 9.2 geodatabase.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: LiDAR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20111205
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID WA05: USGS added Canadian 5th and 6th level hucs (12-digit) for the 4th level hucs (8-digit) that are shared between the US and Canadian Border.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>
Process_Date: 201203
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified the WA WBD feature class was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The WA_WBD was dissolved using the fields HUC_8 and HU_8_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 4th level (8 digit) subwatershed feature class that was used to load the data into this feature class. The field HU_8_NAME was added to the feature class and not part of the certified WBD_WA Dataset.
Process_Date: 20121010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA07 The Washington WBD dataset was updated to incorporate changes submitted by Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes include 4 digit changes to the Columbia River/Willamette River area. The portion of the Lower Willamette 8 digit HU (17090012) that included the Columbia River was moved into 1708 to connect the Columbia River into a single 4 digit HU. Before the edit this segment of the Columbia River was disconnected from the rest of the Lower Columbia 4 digit HU (1708). This portion of the 8 digit HU 17090012 was moved into the 8 digit HU 17080003. This update also took place in Oregon.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20130110
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were nationally certified the edits were pasted back into the PNW copy of the ORWA_WBD polygon feature class. The polygon feature class was clipped out for each state. The WBD was dissolved and Acres summed to make each HU level feature class.
Process_Date: 20130115
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Oregon, Washington, Idaho
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WBD_HU8
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygon Attribute Table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: HUC_8
Attribute_Definition: 4th Field Hydrologic Unit Code
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU_8_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
4th Field Hydrologic Unit Name following the NRCS Naming Protocol
Attribute_Definition_Source: NRCS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Area of polygon in GIS acres
Attribute_Definition_Source: Computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Length
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.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Contact_Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6340
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 503-808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehiebent@blm.gov
Contact_Instructions: contact instructions
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM 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 the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering_Instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060113
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Roger Mills
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6340
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: tdd/tty phone
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact_Instructions: None
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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Watershed Boundaries Washington HU10

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Watershed Boundaries Washington HU10
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Portland, Oregon
Publisher: OR BLM
Online_Linkage: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#w
Description:
Abstract:
This geospatial dataset represents the 5th level (10-digit) hydrologic unit boundaries from the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) layer for Washington. Hydrologic units within the HU_BOUNDARY_WBD_WA_HUC_10 represent drainage areas delineated to the 5th level drainage systems. Their boundaries are defined by hydrographic and topographic criteria that delineate an area of land upstream from a specific point on a river, stream, or similar surface waters. Hydrologic units within the HU_BOUNDARY_WBD_WA_HUC_10 can accept surface water directly from upstream drainage areas, and indirectly from associated surface areas such as remnant, non-contributing, and diversions to form a drainage area with single or multiple outlet points.
Boundaries within the HU_BOUNDARY_WBD_WA_HUC_10 were delineated by Pacific Northwest (PNW) Hydrography Framework Partners and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to meet state requirements and to contribute to the national WBD repository. To meet these goals, the WBD must adhere to the "Federal Standards for Delineation of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries", dated October, 2004.
These HUC_10 boundaries were made from the Washington dataset that has been nationally certified by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Prior to submission the dataset was subjected to an iterative review and edit process to ensure that the hydrologic boundaries fully satisfy the federal standards. This work was completed under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework Partnership, NRCS and the US Geological Survey (USGS). The current dataset includes 5th level boundaries that are in all 4th level (8-digit) subbasins that fall within or intersect the Washington state boundary.
Purpose:
This dataset was created to meet both national and regional requirements. It satisfies the national requirement for a seamless hydrologic unit boundary dataset for the nation that is developed at the 1;24,000 scale. Regionally, the dataset will be used for a number of specific purposes including resource management planning, watershed analysis, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) cumulative effects analysis, Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation, biological assessments, water quality restoration plans, water temperature assessments, watershed council project support, etc.
Supplemental_Information:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>
The watershed and subwatershed hydrologic unit boundaries provide a uniquely identified and uniform method of subdividing large drainage areas. These smaller sized hydrologic units (up to 250,000 acres) are useful in many programs supported by the NRCS and others.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -118
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic units
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Subwatershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundary Dataset
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Place_Keyword: Idaho
Place_Keyword: Washington
Access_Constraints: PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.
Use_Constraints:
These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “as is” and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User’s intended use.
The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office from which it was obtained.
The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This data may be updated by the BLM without notification.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David Brower / Dan Wickwire
Contact_Organization: WA NRCS / OR BLM
Contact_Position: Washington WBD State Coordinators
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 509-323-2962 / 503-808-6272
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Dave.Brower@wa.usda.gov / dwickwir@or.blm.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Windows_NT, 4.0, Intel ARC/INFO version 7.1.2
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: BLM
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Hydrologic Unit Boundaries Washington
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Coverage built for polygon topology. There are no overshoots or undershoot or label errors.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership and NRCS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Draft hydrologic unit boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
The PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership is comprised of the BLM, US Forest Service (USFS), State of Oregon, and State of Washington.
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20080903
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PNW-WBD
Source_Contribution: Polygons, Arcs & Attributes
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) Partner agencies originally delineated hydrologic unit boundaries to meet specific agency requirements.
The PNWHF Partnership initiated a workshop-oriented process whereby agreed-upon hydrologic boundaries were accepted or delineated using 1:24,000 scale Digital Raster Graphics. A number of new Hydrological Unit Boundaries were also delineated using flow lines and basins computed from 10- and 30-meter horizontal resolution Digital Elevation data based on flow derived from the elevation grid to determine potential pour points. This workshop process resulted in a seamless hydrologic boundary dataset for Oregon.
The PNWHF dataset was made available via its website for operational edits. PNWHF Partners downloaded the dataset, edited boundaries and attribution, and submitted the updated dataset back to the PNWHF server.
The dataset was frozen prior to submittal to the review and edit process, the precursor to NRCS certification.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM30
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG
Process_Date: 2002
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added the following attribute fields to support the pre NRCS certification review and edit project:
EDIT_TYPE - Type of edits that took place.
NEW_ACRES- Change in acres after edit.
HUC_10_TYPE - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_10_MOD - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HUC_12_TYPE - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_12_MOD - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HU_10_NAME
HU_12_NAME
Dropped the following attribute fields:
HUC_TYPE
HUC_MOD
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/BLM
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Pacific Northwest HU boundary dataset was broken up into workareas and provided to USGS from 1 (PNW1) through 15 (PNW15) according to a schedule defined by all PNW partners and USGS. The PNW#'s were extracted and sent to the USGS for update and edit as a precursor to national NRCS certification.
Process_Date: 20060126
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/OR BLM
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
USGS refined the PNWHF Hydrologic Unit Boundaries and required attribution using consistent, reproducible methods that meet the "Federal Standards for Delineations of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries". It was agreed that the Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) would be the primary source used for delineating boundaries. Arc, polygon and attribute adjustments were made to each PNW workarea.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) to assist with delineating hydrologic unit boundaries and locating pour points wherever possible. In these locations, the Washington WBD may deviate from the primary DRG base. The three water hydrologic units in the Columbia River (170800060500, 170800030700 & 170900120500) utilized the NHD Area and NHD Waterbody featureclasses to delineate their shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to use the 2001 Washington State ShoreZone Inventory (szline.shp) from the Washington State Dept of Natural Resources as the coastline for the Washington WBD. This coastline extends from the mouth of the Columbia River to the north. This includes the Pacific coastline, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor, the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the Puget Sound, and all of the islands. The Washington State ShoreZone Inventory delineates the mean high water mark and the salt water shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the British Columbia, Canada, Watershed Atlas datasets (1:50,000 scale) to assist with delineating hydrologic units that cross the international boundary. The Washington WBD stops at the international boundary but efforts were made to match the Canadian datasets where possible.
Changes were limited in the dataset to only those modifications that were needed to meet the national guidelines. Replacement of boundary lines or HU names that already met the standard was to be avoided. There were two reviews by PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) stewards and NRCS stewards before a final was delivered back to PNWHF by USGS. After each review the USGS incorporated changes that were identified and agreed-upon during the review process.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
<http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/app1/dataweb/metadata/dnr_shorezone_metadata.htm>
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The final datasets returned from USGS were assembled to make the PNW distribution coverage and the final Washington dataset for certification. In the Final Washington Dataset attributes fields were updated to to meet the national standards for both Arcs and Polgons. All Seventh field huc attributes, Arcs and labels were deleted from this final dataset.
Process_Date: 20080527
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM Oregon State Office/Northrop Grumman
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
META_ID: WA03 USGS made updates to the WBD dataset to incorporate changes submitted by the Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes included small boundary adjustments that result in a better match with NHD. The USGS also added Water HU's and the Canadian HU's at the boarder.
Process_Date: 20100713
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified the WA WBD was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The WA_WBD was dissolved using the fields HUC_10, HU_10_TYPE and HU_10_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 5th level (10 digit) watershed feature class which was used to load the data into this feature class.
Process_Date: 20110228
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA04 The Washington State WBD Steward received proposed WBD boundary modifications from Washington State NHD Steward. The modifications are to fix conflicts, that LiDAR brought up, between the NHD and WBD . Subbasins 17110016, 17100103, 17110012, and 17110013 were updated during this edit. Each of these proposed changes were reviewed by affected stewards for validity. The first WBD modification changes the 8-digit, 10-digit and 12-digit boundaries between 17100103 and 17110016. There are no number or name changes. The area in question was field checked to verify that the NHD from the LiDAR was correct and the WBD needed to be moved to incorporate the changes. The proposed boundary has been delineated following LiDAR contours. The boundary was only modified to account for the change in streamflow in this specific area. Therefore the LiDAR-derived boundary is highly detailed until it attaches into the original DRG-derived boundary at either end of the proposed modification. The second modification changes the 8-digit boundary between 17110012 and 17110013 and creates a new 12-digit hydrologic unit (171100120106) called Rock Creek. The downstream 12-digit unit will become 171100120107. Because 171100120107 is the outlet of the 1711001201 10-digit unit, no other unit number is affected. King County did a field investigation to determine the flow of Rock Creek. They determined that this creek flowed into a different drainage area than what the NHD and WBD had originally delineated. King County submitted proposed modifications to the State NHD Steward. The NHD and WBD Stewards agreed that Rock Creek flows to the north instead of to the west and that the proposed boundary addressed the issue. The WBD steward submitted these final modified WBD boundaries inside extracted surrounding 12-digit hydrologic units to PNWHF/BLM-Oregon for incorporation into the Fall 2011 WBD Update geodatabase. The submitted WBD boundary is based on DRG contours using LiDAR contours as guide. The changes were made using the ESRI Reshape Edge tool using the Trace option in ArcGIS 10.0 on the 9.2 geodatabase.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: LiDAR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20111205
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID WA05: USGS added Canadian5th and 6th level hucs (12-digit) for the 4th level hucs (8-digit) that are shared between the US and Canadian Border.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>
Process_Date: 201203
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified the WA WBD was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The WA_WBD was dissolved using the fields HUC_10, HU_10_TYPE and HU_10_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 5th level (10 digit) watershed feature class which was used to load the data into this feature class.
Process_Date: 20121010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA07 The Washington WBD dataset was updated to incorporate changes submitted by Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes include 4 digit changes to the Columbia River/Willamette River area. The portion of the Lower Willamette 8 digit HU (17090012) that included the Columbia River was moved into 1708 to connect the Columbia River into a single 4 digit HU. Before the edit this segment of the Columbia River was disconnected from the rest of the Lower Columbia 4 digit HU (1708). This portion of the 8 digit HU 17090012 was moved into the 8 digit HU 17080003. This update also took place in Oregon.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20130110
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified the OR WBD the edits were pasted into the PNW copy of the WBD to create this Feature class.
Process_Date: 20130115
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Oregon, Washington, Idaho
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WBD_HU10
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygon Attribute Table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: HUC_10
Attribute_Definition: 5th Field Hydrologic Unit Code
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU_10_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
5th Field Hydrologic Unit Name following the NRCS Naming Protocol
Attribute_Definition_Source: NRCS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU_10_TYPE
Attribute_Definition: Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Standard hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Closed basin hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: F
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Frontal hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Multiple outlet hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: W
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Water hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: I
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Island hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: U
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unclassified hydrologic unit
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Area of polygon in GIS acres
Attribute_Definition_Source: Computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Length
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.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Contact_Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6340
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 503-808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehiebent@blm.gov
Contact_Instructions: contact instructions
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM 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 the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering_Instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060113
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Roger Mills
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6340
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: tdd/tty phone
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact_Instructions: None
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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Watershed Boundaries Washington HU12

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Watershed Boundaries Washington HU12
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Portland, Oregon
Publisher: OR BLM
Online_Linkage: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#w
Description:
Abstract:
This geospatial dataset represents the 6th level (12-digit) hydrologic unit boundaries from the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) layer for Washington. Hydrologic units within the HU_BOUNDARY_WBD_WA_HUC_12 represent drainage areas delineated to the 6th level drainage systems. Their boundaries are defined by hydrographic and topographic criteria that delineate an area of land upstream from a specific point on a river, stream, or similar surface waters. Hydrologic units within the HU_BOUNDARY_WBD_WA_HUC_12 can accept surface water directly from upstream drainage areas, and indirectly from associated surface areas such as remnant, non-contributing, and diversions to form a drainage area with single or multiple outlet points.
Boundaries within the HU_BOUNDARY_WBD_WA_HUC_12 were delineated by Pacific Northwest (PNW) Hydrography Framework Partners and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to meet state requirements and to contribute to the national WBD repository. To meet these goals, the WBD must adhere to the "Federal Standards for Delineation of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries", dated October, 2004.
These HUC_12 boundaries were made from the Washington dataset that has been nationally certified by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Prior to submission the dataset was subjected to an iterative review and edit process to ensure that the hydrologic boundaries fully satisfy the federal standards. This work was completed under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework Partnership, NRCS and the US Geological Survey (USGS). The current dataset includes all 6th level boundaries that are in all 4th level (8-digit) subbasins that fall within or intersect the Washington state boundary.
Purpose:
This dataset was created to meet both national and regional requirements. It satisfies the national requirement for a seamless hydrologic unit boundary dataset for the nation that is developed at the 1;24,000 scale. Regionally, the dataset will be used for a number of specific purposes including resource management planning, watershed analysis, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) cumulative effects analysis, Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation, biological assessments, water quality restoration plans, water temperature assessments, watershed council project support, etc.
Supplemental_Information:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>
The watershed and subwatershed hydrologic unit boundaries provide a uniquely identified and uniform method of subdividing large drainage areas. These smaller sized hydrologic units (up to 250,000 acres) are useful in many programs supported by the NRCS and others.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -118
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic units
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Subwatershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundary Dataset
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Place_Keyword: Idaho
Place_Keyword: Washington
Access_Constraints: PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.
Use_Constraints:
These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “as is” and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User’s intended use.
The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office from which it was obtained.
The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This data may be updated by the BLM without notification.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David Brower / Dan Wickwire
Contact_Organization: WA NRCS / OR BLM
Contact_Position: Washington WBD State Coordinators
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 509-323-2962 / 503-808-6272
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Dave.Brower@wa.usda.gov / dwickwir@or.blm.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Windows_NT, 4.0, Intel ARC/INFO version 7.1.2
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: BLM
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Hydrologic Unit Boundaries Washington
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Coverage built for polygon topology. There are no overshoots or undershoot or label errors.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership and NRCS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Draft hydrologic unit boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
The PNW Hydrography Framework Partnership is comprised of the BLM, US Forest Service (USFS), State of Oregon, and State of Washington.
Online_Linkage: <http://hydro.reo.gov>
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20080527
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PNW-WBD
Source_Contribution: Polygons, Arcs & Attributes
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) Partner agencies originally delineated hydrologic unit boundaries to meet specific agency requirements.
The PNWHF Partnership initiated a workshop-oriented process whereby agreed-upon hydrologic boundaries were accepted or delineated using 1:24,000 scale Digital Raster Graphics. A number of new Hydrological Unit Boundaries were also delineated using flow lines and basins computed from 10- and 30-meter horizontal resolution Digital Elevation data based on flow derived from the elevation grid to determine potential pour points. This workshop process resulted in a seamless hydrologic boundary dataset for Oregon.
The PNWHF dataset was made available via its website for operational edits. PNWHF Partners downloaded the dataset, edited boundaries and attribution, and submitted the updated dataset back to the PNWHF server.
The dataset was frozen prior to submittal to the review and edit process, the precursor to NRCS certification.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM30
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG
Process_Date: 2002
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added the following attribute fields to support the pre NRCS certification review and edit project:
EDIT_TYPE - Type of edits that took place.
NEW_ACRES- Change in acres after edit.
HUC_10_TYPE - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_10_MOD - Fifth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HUC_12_TYPE - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
HUC_12_MOD - Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Modifications
HU_10_NAME
HU_12_NAME
Dropped the following attribute fields:
HUC_TYPE
HUC_MOD
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/BLM
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Pacific Northwest HU boundary dataset was broken up into workareas and provided to USGS from 1 (PNW1) through 15 (PNW15) according to a schedule defined by all PNW partners and USGS. The PNW#'s were extracted and sent to the USGS for update and edit as a precursor to national NRCS certification.
Process_Date: 20060126
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: Northrop Grumman/OR BLM
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
USGS refined the PNWHF Hydrologic Unit Boundaries and required attribution using consistent, reproducible methods that meet the "Federal Standards for Delineations of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries". It was agreed that the Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) would be the primary source used for delineating boundaries. Arc, polygon and attribute adjustments were made to each PNW workarea.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) to assist with delineating hydrologic unit boundaries and locating pour points wherever possible. In these locations, the Washington WBD may deviate from the primary DRG base. The three water hydrologic units in the Columbia River (170800060500, 170800030700 & 170900120500) utilized the NHD Area and NHD Waterbody featureclasses to delineate their shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to use the 2001 Washington State ShoreZone Inventory (szline.shp) from the Washington State Dept of Natural Resources as the coastline for the Washington WBD. This coastline extends from the mouth of the Columbia River to the north. This includes the Pacific coastline, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor, the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the Puget Sound, and all of the islands. The Washington State ShoreZone Inventory delineates the mean high water mark and the salt water shorelines.
It was agreed by the PNW Partners and the USGS to utilize the British Columbia, Canada, Watershed Atlas datasets (1:50,000 scale) to assist with delineating hydrologic units that cross the international boundary. The Washington WBD stops at the international boundary but efforts were made to match the Canadian datasets where possible.
Changes were limited in the dataset to only those modifications that were needed to meet the national guidelines. Replacement of boundary lines or HU names that already met the standard was to be avoided. There were two reviews by PNW Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) stewards and NRCS stewards before a final was delivered back to PNWHF by USGS. After each review the USGS incorporated changes that were identified and agreed-upon during the review process.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
<http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/app1/dataweb/metadata/dnr_shorezone_metadata.htm>.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The final datasets returned from USGS were assembled to make the PNW distribution coverage and the final Washington dataset for certification. In the Final Washington Dataset attributes fields were updated to to meet the national standards for both Arcs and Polgons. All Seventh field huc attributes, Arcs and labels were deleted from this final dataset.
Process_Date: 20080527
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM Oregon State Office/Northrop Grumman
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA03 USGS made updates to the WBD dataset to incorporate changes submitted by the Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes included small boundary adjustments that result in a better match with NHD. The USGS also added Water HU's and the Canadian HU's at the boarder.
Process_Date: 20100713
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified the WA WBD was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The feature class was dissolved using the fields HUC_12, HU_12_TYPE, and HU_12_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 6th level (12 digit) subwatershed feature class that was used to load the data into this feature class.
Process_Date: 20110228
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OSO
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA04 The Washington State WBD Steward received proposed WBD boundary modifications from Washington State NHD Steward. The modifications are to fix conflicts, that LiDAR brought up, between the NHD and WBD . Subbasins 17110016, 17100103, 17110012, and 17110013 were updated during this edit. Each of these proposed changes were reviewed by affected stewards for validity. The first WBD modification changes the 8-digit, 10-digit and 12-digit boundaries between 17100103 and 17110016. There are no number or name changes. The area in question was field checked to verify that the NHD from the LiDAR was correct and the WBD needed to be moved to incorporate the changes. The proposed boundary has been delineated following LiDAR contours. The boundary was only modified to account for the change in streamflow in this specific area. Therefore the LiDAR-derived boundary is highly detailed until it attaches into the original DRG-derived boundary at either end of the proposed modification. The second modification changes the 8-digit boundary between 17110012 and 17110013 and creates a new 12-digit hydrologic unit (171100120106) called Rock Creek. The downstream 12-digit unit will become 171100120107. Because 171100120107 is the outlet of the 1711001201 10-digit unit, no other unit number is affected. King County did a field investigation to determine the flow of Rock Creek. They determined that this creek flowed into a different drainage area than what the NHD and WBD had originally delineated. King County submitted proposed modifications to the State NHD Steward. The NHD and WBD Stewards agreed that Rock Creek flows to the north instead of to the west and that the proposed boundary addressed the issue. The WBD steward submitted these final modified WBD boundaries inside extracted surrounding 12-digit hydrologic units to PNWHF/BLM-Oregon for incorporation into the Fall 2011 WBD Update geodatabase. The submitted WBD boundary is based on DRG contours using LiDAR contours as guide. The changes were made using the ESRI Reshape Edge tool using the Trace option in ArcGIS 10.0 on the 9.2 geodatabase.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: LiDAR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20111205
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID WA05: USGS added Canadian 5th and 6th level hucs (12-digit) for the 4th level hucs (8-digit) that are shared between the US and Canadian Border.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed_atlas_maps/index.html>
Process_Date: 201203
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kimberly Jones
Contact_Organization: USGS
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kjones@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were certified the WA WBD was downloaded from the Geospatial Data Gateway and was used to make this polygon feature class. The feature class was dissolved using the fields HUC_12, HU_12_TYPE, and HU_12_NAME also using the sum of Acres in the statistics field to get the acres for each polygon. The output from the dissolve comand is a 6th level (12 digit) subwatershed feature class that was used to load the data into this feature class.
Process_Date: 20121010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Meta_ID: WA07 The Washington WBD dataset was updated to incorporate changes submitted by Pacific Northwest Hydrography Framework (PNWHF) partner organizations. The changes include 4 digit changes to the Columbia River/Willamette River area. The portion of the Lower Willamette 8 digit HU (17090012) that included the Columbia River was moved into 1708 to connect the Columbia River into a single 4 digit HU. Before the edit this segment of the Columbia River was disconnected from the rest of the Lower Columbia 4 digit HU (1708). This portion of the 8 digit HU 17090012 was moved into the 8 digit HU 17080003. This update also took place in Oregon.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD24
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DRG24
Process_Date: 20130110
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Once the edits were nationally certified the edits were pasted back into the PNW copy of the ORWA_WBD polygon feature class. The polygon feature class was clipped out for each state. The WBD was dissolved and Acres summed to make each HU level feature class.
Process_Date: 20130115
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryant Mecklem
Contact_Organization: BLM OR/WA
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmecklem@blm.gov
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Oregon, Washington, Idaho
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WBD_HU12
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygon Attribute Table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: HUC_12
Attribute_Definition: 6th Field Hydrologic Unit Code
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU_12_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
6th Field Hydrologic Unit Name following the NRCS Naming Protocol
Attribute_Definition_Source: NRCS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU_12_TYPE
Attribute_Definition: Sixth Level Hydrologic Unit Type
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Standard hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Closed basin hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: F
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Frontal hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Multiple outlet hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: W
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Water hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: I
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Island hydrologic unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: U
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unclassified hydrologic unit
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Area of polygon in GIS acres
Attribute_Definition_Source: Computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Length
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.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
<ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Contact_Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6340
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 503-808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehiebent@blm.gov
Contact_Instructions: contact instructions
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM 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 the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering_Instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060113
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Roger Mills
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6340
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: tdd/tty phone
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact_Instructions: None
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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