Water Resource Inventory Areas of Washington (WRIA)

WRIA_poly

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Ecology
Publication_Date: 20111230
Title: WRIA_poly
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: WRIA
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington State Department of Ecology
Online_Linkage: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#w
Description:
Abstract:
Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIA) for Washington State at 1:24,000 scale. WRIAs were formalized under WAC 173-500-040 and authorized under the Water Resources Act of 1971, RCW 90.54. Ecology was given the responsibility for the development and management of these administrative and planning boundaries. These boundaries represent the administrative under pinning of this agency's business activities. The original WRIA boundary agreements and judgments were reached jointly by Washington's natural resource agencies (Ecology, Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife) in 1970.
Purpose:
To create a WRIA coverage at a scale of 1:24,000 through the updating of two "like" data sets from different sources. Additionally, to address discrepancies found between the two coverages and determine a "best fit" line through several stages of visual analysis. The development process identified several major objectives as reasoning to update the digital data coverage: To improve the spatial resolution of the data set, To align the WRIA boundaries with 1:24,000 scale hydrology and topography data, To insure of the alignment of the WRIA boundaries to existing county and state boundaries where appropriate, and To have one reconciled set of administrative watershed boundaries (i.e. WADNR's boundaries to nest within the WRIA boundaries)
Supplemental_Information:
Developed with funding from the Department of Ecology's Information Integration Project (IIP). Developed in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources - Forest Practices Division.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000403
Currentness_Reference:
Current to the most recent editions of USGS DRGs at 1:24,000 scale and the Data 96 1:24,000 scale hydrology layer. Additional reference can be made to the 1999 edition of the statewide POCA coverage (county and sections boundaries).
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.926702
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.708501
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.049340
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.481139
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: basin
Theme_Keyword: drainage
Theme_Keyword: water
Theme_Keyword: watershed
Theme_Keyword: WRIA
Theme_Keyword: boundary
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: northwest
Place_Keyword: Pacific
Place_Keyword: state
Place_Keyword: Washington
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/copyright.html>
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 300 Desmond Drive
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98503
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 Pacific
Contact_Instructions: Electronic mail, telephone, or fax
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/hydro/wria.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Simple image
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Natural Resources
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Ecology
Publication_Date: 19980316
Title: Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) - 100k
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: WRIA 100k scale
Issue_Identification: Water Resource Inventory Area Boundaries
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington Department Ecology
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Digital Raster Graphics
Issue_Identification:
Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs) are scanned color images of USGS topological maps.
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, EROS Data Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Earth Science Information Centers (ESIC) offer nationwide information and sales service for USGS map products and earth science publications. For additional information, contact any USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC), or call 1-800-USA-MAPS.
Online_Linkage: <http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Polygon and chain-node topology present. All errors incurred during editing procedures were corrected with ArcEdit under ARC/INFO version 7.2.1 using a fuzzy tolerance of 196.8, an edit tolerance of 100.0, and a snap tolerance of 100.0. All arc overshoots, undershoots, duplicate arcs, and arc intersections were corrected. This resulted in a topologically clean coverage with all arcs intersecting and snapped at nodes and each WRIA unit comprising a single polygon.
Completeness_Report: Data set is complete
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Accuracy of WRIA boundary lines are a direct reflection of their input scale, 1:24,000. The WRIA data set was derived from a base layer of WAU units courtesy of DNR. The WAU boundaries were input at a scale of 1:24,000 and represent accuracy standards for that scale. Additionally WRIA boundaries were evaluated in areas of discrepancy. In these identified areas, topographical, hydrological, and administrative boundary information was utilized to make an informed decision about the correct position of the boundary. All analysis decisions were made with background images of USGS DRG 1:24,000 scale quad images to provide a consistent and uniform framework to aid in any adjustment or editing procedures.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Digital Raster Graphics
Issue_Identification:
Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs) are scanned color images of USGS topological maps.
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, EROS Data Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Earth Science Information Centers (ESIC) offer nationwide information and sales service for USGS map products and earth science publications. For additional information, contact any USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC), or call 1-800-USA-MAPS.
Online_Linkage: <http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1. Copied WAU coverage to project directory and dissolved out WRIA polygons by WRIA_NR. 2. Overlaid WRIA100K and dissolved WAU coverage to create discrepancy polygons. 3. Created point discrepancy coverage. 4. Applied selection criteria (polys > 35 acres, points > 750 feet) to discrepancy coverages. 5. Intersected 24K quadrangle and section-township-range coverage with polygon and point discrepancy coverages. 6. Attached attributes of intersected coverages and performed ranking procedure to prioritize the results. 7. Mapped each polygon discrepancy by quadrangle and grouped each map by its associated WRIA basin. 8. All WRIA maps were assembled into books representing each WRIA and its discrepancies. 9. Microsoft Access database developed to help manage and report project data (editing, analysis decisions, comments). 10. Visual analysis of each discrepancy performed using the map books (stage 1). 11. Additional analysis performed using USGS DRGs at 1:24,000 scale as well as, in house hydrology and administrative boundary data sets (stage 2). 12. Project edits carried out based on the two stages of analysis.
The project was revisited in March of 2000 using two additional methods of analysis. First, the WRIA24K boundaries were overlaid with statewide 24K scale hydrology coverage to check for stream crossings. A 10 foot buffer was used on either side of the WRIA boundary to limit the size of the output data set. Stream crossings were then evaluated for relevance. Additionally, a general overview of the WRIA boundaries as done by examining each WRIA again the 24K scale USGS DRGs. This was done as an additional check for unnecessary stream crossings and drainage errors.
Process_Date: 20000403
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst/Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 6am-3pm, M-F
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Boundary update area, WRIA's 8-9 at Rock Creek. Change drainage area of Rock Creek to flow north into Cedar River from south into Green River. Areas affected include portions of T21N, R06E and R07E and T22N R06E, R07E and R08E east of the cities Maple Valley and Black Diamond. New boundary digitized from King Co. LiDAR DEM and 1:24,000 stream flowline data.
Process_Date: 20111229
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Cloud_Cover: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 62
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 62
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 62
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 250

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 45.833333
Standard_Parallel: 47.333333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 45.333333
False_Easting: 1640416.666667
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WRIA_poly
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygon Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ArcInfo
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WRIA_ID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WRIA_NR
Attribute_Definition: WRIA Number (1-62)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ecology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WRIA_AREA_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WRIA_NM
Attribute_Definition: WRIA Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ecology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Nooksack
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 1
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: San Juan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 2
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lower Skagit - Samish
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 3
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Upper Skagit
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 4
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Stillaguamish
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 5
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Island
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 6
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Snohomish
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 7
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cedar - Sammamish
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 8
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Duwamish - Green
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 8
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Puyallup - White
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 10
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Nisqually
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 11
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Chambers - Clover
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 12
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Deschutes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 13
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kennedy - Goldsborough
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 14
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kitsap
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 15
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Skokomish - Dosewallips
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 15
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Quilcene - Snow
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 17
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Elwha - Dungeness
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 18
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lyre - Hoko
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 19
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Soleduc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 20
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Queets - Quinault
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 21
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lower Chehalis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 22
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Upper Chehalis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 23
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Willapa
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 24
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Grays - Elochoman
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 25
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cowlitz
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 26
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lewis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 27
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Salmon - Washougal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 28
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Wind - White Salmon
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 29
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Klickitat
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 30
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Rock - Glade
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 31
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Walla Walla
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 32
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lower Snake
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 33
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Palouse
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 34
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Middle Snake
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA35
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Esquatzel Coulee
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 36
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lower Yakima
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 37
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Naches
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 38
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Upper Yakima
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 39
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Alkali - Squilchuck
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 40
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lower Crab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 41
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Grand Coulee
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 42
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Upper Crab - Wilson
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 43
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Moses Coulee
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 44
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Wenatchee
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 45
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Entiat
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 46
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Chelan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 47
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Methow
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 48
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Okanogan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 49
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Foster
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 50
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Nespelem
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 51
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Sanpoil
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 52
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lower Lake Roosevelt
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 53
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lower Spokane
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 54
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Little Spokane
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 55
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Hangman
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 56
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Middle Spokane
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 57
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Middle Lake Roosevelt
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 58
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Colville
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 59
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Kettle
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 60
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Upper Lake Roosevelt
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 61
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pend Oreille
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: WRIA 62
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng
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.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 300 Desmond Drive
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98503
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Resource_Description: ArcInfo data layer
Distribution_Liability:
The Washington State Department of Ecology provides these geographic data "AS IS" WITHOUT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 9.3.1
Format_Specification: SHP
File_Decompression_Technique: ZIP
Transfer_Size: 2.342
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Access_Instructions: <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#w>
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Fees: $50/hour, one hour minimum.
Ordering_Instructions:
Digital data order form is available at <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/digital.doc>.
Turnaround: One week
Custom_Order_Process:
Available in other formats, such as CD-ROM by request. Please contact: GIS Technical Services, Washington State Department of Ecology.
Technical_Prerequisites: Ability to use shapefile format file
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20111230
Metadata_Review_Date: 20000403
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 300 Desmond Drive
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98503
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards 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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WRIA_arc

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Ecology
Publication_Date: 20111230
Title: WRIA_arc
Edition: 2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: WRIA
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington State Department of Ecology
Online_Linkage: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#w
Description:
Abstract:
Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIA) for Washington State at 1:24,000 scale. WRIAs were formalized under WAC 173-500-040 and authorized under the Water Resources Act of 1971, RCW 90.54. Ecology was given the responsibility for the development and management of these administrative and planning boundaries. These boundaries represent the administrative under pinning of this agency's business activities. The original WRIA boundary agreements and judgments were reached jointly by Washington's natural resource agencies (Ecology, Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife) in 1970.
Purpose:
To create a WRIA coverage at a scale of 1:24,000 through the updating of two "like" data sets from different sources. Additionally, to address discrepancies found between the two coverages and determine a "best fit" line through several stages of visual analysis. The development process identified several major objectives as reasoning to update the digital data coverage: To improve the spatial resolution of the data set, To align the WRIA boundaries with 1:24,000 scale hydrology and topography data, To insure of the alignment of the WRIA boundaries to existing county and state boundaries where appropriate, and To have one reconciled set of administrative watershed boundaries (i.e. WADNR's boundaries to nest within the WRIA boundaries)
Supplemental_Information:
Developed with funding from the Department of Ecology's Information Integration Project (IIP). Developed in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources - Forest Practices Division.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20111229
Currentness_Reference:
Current to the most recent editions of USGS DRGs at 1:24,000 scale and the Data 96 1:24,000 scale hydrology layer. Additional reference can be made to the 1999 edition of the statewide POCA coverage (county and sections boundaries).
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.926702
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.708501
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.049340
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.481139
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: basin
Theme_Keyword: drainage
Theme_Keyword: water
Theme_Keyword: watershed
Theme_Keyword: WRIA
Theme_Keyword: boundary
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: northwest
Place_Keyword: Pacific
Place_Keyword: state
Place_Keyword: Washington
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/copyright.html>
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 300 Desmond Drive
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98503
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am-4:30pm PDT
Contact_Instructions: Electronic mail, telephone, or fax
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/hydro/wria.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Simple image
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit:
Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Natural Resources
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Ecology
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Washington State Counties
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Counties
Issue_Identification: Washington State
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington State Department of Ecology
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#c>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Ecology
Publication_Date: 19980316
Title: Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) - 100k
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: WRIA 100k scale
Issue_Identification: Water Resource Inventory Area Boundaries
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington Department Ecology
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Digital Raster Graphics
Issue_Identification:
Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs) are scanned color images of USGS topological maps.
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, EROS Data Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Earth Science Information Centers (ESIC) offer nationwide information and sales service for USGS map products and earth science publications. For additional information, contact any USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC), or call 1-800-USA-MAPS.
Online_Linkage: <http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Polygon and chain-node topology present. All errors incurred during editing procedures were corrected with ArcEdit under ARC/INFO version 7.2.1 using a fuzzy tolerance of 196.8, an edit tolerance of 100.0, and a snap tolerance of 100.0. All arc overshoots, undershoots, duplicate arcs, and arc intersections were corrected. This resulted in a topologically clean coverage with all arcs intersecting and snapped at nodes and each WRIA unit comprising a single polygon.
Completeness_Report: Data set is complete
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Accuracy of WRIA boundary lines are a direct reflection of their input scale, 1:24,000. The WRIA data set was derived from a base layer of WAU units courtesy of DNR. The WAU boundaries were input at a scale of 1:24,000 and represent accuracy standards for that scale. Additionally WRIA boundaries were evaluated in areas of discrepancy. In these identified areas, topographical, hydrological, and administrative boundary information was utilized to make an informed decision about the correct position of the boundary. All analysis decisions were made with background images of USGS DRG 1:24,000 scale quad images to provide a consistent and uniform framework to aid in any adjustment or editing procedures.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Digital Raster Graphics
Issue_Identification:
Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs) are scanned color images of USGS topological maps.
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, EROS Data Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Earth Science Information Centers (ESIC) offer nationwide information and sales service for USGS map products and earth science publications. For additional information, contact any USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC), or call 1-800-USA-MAPS.
Online_Linkage: <http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1. Copied WAU coverage to project directory and dissolved out WRIA polygons by WRIA_NR. 2. Overlaid WRIA100K and dissolved WAU coverage to create discrepancy polygons. 3. Created point discrepancy coverage. 4. Applied selection criteria (polys > 35 acres, points > 750 feet) to discrepancy coverages. 5. Intersected 24K quadrangle and section-township-range coverage with polygon and point discrepancy coverages. 6. Attached attributes of intersected coverages and performed ranking procedure to prioritize the results. 7. Mapped each polygon discrepancy by quadrangle and grouped each map by its associated WRIA basin. 8. All WRIA maps were assembled into books representing each WRIA and its discrepancies. 9. Microsoft Access database developed to help manage and report project data (editing, analysis decisions, comments). 10. Visual analysis of each discrepancy performed using the map books (stage 1). 11. Additional analysis performed using USGS DRGs at 1:24,000 scale as well as, in house hydrology and administrative boundary data sets (stage 2). 12. Project edits carried out based on the two stages of analysis.
The project was revisited in March of 2000 using two additional methods of analysis. First, the WRIA24K boundaries were overlaid with statewide 24K scale hydrology coverage to check for stream crossings. A 10 foot buffer was used on either side of the WRIA boundary to limit the size of the output data set. Stream crossings were then evaluated for relevance. Additionally, a general overview of the WRIA boundaries as done by examining each WRIA again the 24K scale USGS DRGs. This was done as an additional check for unnecessary stream crossings and drainage errors.
Process_Date: 20000403
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 7:00am - 3:00 pm
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Boundary update area, WRIA's 8-9 at Rock Creek. Change drainage area of Rock Creek to flow north into Cedar River from south into Green River. Areas affected include protions of T21N, R06E and R07E and T22N R06E, R07E and R08E east of the cities Maple Valley and Black Diamond. New boundary digitized from King Co. Lidar DEM and 1:24,000 stream flowline data.
Process_Date: 20111229
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst/Cartographer
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: M:\ADSGIS\mike\support\wria-edit\WRIA_arc.xml
Process_Date: 20111229
Process_Time: 09062600
Cloud_Cover: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 440
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 62
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 62
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Label point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 250

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 45.833333
Standard_Parallel: 47.333333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 45.333333
False_Easting: 1640416.666667
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WRIA_arc
Entity_Type_Definition: Arc Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ArcInfo
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATEMOD
Attribute_Definition: Date modified (year, month, day)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ecology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORIGIN
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 300 Desmond Drive
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98503
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Resource_Description: ArcInfo data layer
Distribution_Liability:
The Washington State Department of Ecology provides these geographic data "AS IS" WITHOUT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 9.3.1
Format_Specification: SHP
File_Decompression_Technique: ZIP
Transfer_Size: 2.342
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Access_Instructions: <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#w>
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Fees: $50/hour, one hour minimum.
Ordering_Instructions:
Digital data order form is available at <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/digital.doc>.
Turnaround: One week
Custom_Order_Process:
Available in other formats, such as CD-ROM by request. Please contact: GIS Technical Services, Washington State Department of Ecology.
Technical_Prerequisites: Ability to use shapefile format.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20111230
Metadata_Review_Date: 20000403
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 300 Desmond Drive
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98503
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards 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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