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Watersheds of the Susquehanna River Basin at Aprrox. 1:24,000 Scale


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:SRBC
Publication_Date:20060401
Title:
Watersheds of the Susquehanna River Basin at Aprrox. 1:24,000 Scale
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Harrisburg, PA
Publisher:SRBC
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu
Description:
Abstract:
Polygon shapefile that includes approximately 1:24,000 scale watersheds in the Susquehanna River Basin (2006 boundary).  This file was created by merging three small watershed datasets; (1) Smallsheds from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP); (2) Maryland Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 14 digit watersheds; (3) 1:24,000 scale watersheds from the United States Geologic Survey (USGS).  Pennsylvania watersheds are delineated at 1:24,00 while New York and Maryland watersheds are delinated mostly at 1:24,000 but some were delineated at larger or smaller scale.  Additionally, the boundary between the Upper Susq. and Chemung Subbasins was updated to match the SRBC delineated subbasin line that exists on 1:24,000 scale USGS topographic maps.
Purpose:
Dataset developed to fit the needs of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and is intended for educational display purposes only.
Supplemental_Information:
Largest scale to be used when displaying the data- 1:24,000
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:20060401
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-78.982832
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.561829
North_Bounding_Coordinate:43.000893
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.524844
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO Metadata Standard 19115.3
Theme_Keyword:watershed
Theme_Keyword:drainage basin
Theme_Keyword:nested watersheds
Theme_Keyword:inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword:New York
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword:Maryland
Place_Keyword:Susquehanna River Basin
Access_Constraints:No access constraints, dataset is available for public use.
Use_Constraints:
For educational/demonstration purposes only.  The Originator, Publisher, and Distributor exclude any and all implied warranties and make no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. These data files and documentation are provided "as is" and the User assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance.
These data are not to be redistributed for commercial profit.  Reproduction or redistribution of this digital dataset without permission of the Originator/Publisher is expressly forbidden.  The Originator and Publisher should be clearly cited in any product derived from this data.  Any modifications to this data must be described in any digital or hardcopy product derived from this data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Brydon H. Lidle, III
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Contact_Position:Section Chief, Information Technology and GIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
1721 North Front Street
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:17102-2391
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0423
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:717-238-2436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:blidle@srbc.net
Hours_of_Service:M - F, 8 AM to 4 PM
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
New York stream names verified against the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) from USGS.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Dataset created from three different sources, smallshed from PADEP, HUC 14 digit watersheds of Maryland, and 1:24,000 watersheds from NYDEC.  Please be aware that SRBC attempted to create seamless data across state-lines.  Additionally, the boundary between the Upper Susq. and Chemung Subbasins was updated to match the SRBC delineated subbasin line that exists on 1:24,000 scale USGS topographic maps.
Completeness_Report:
Dataset includes watersheds for all named streams including hollows in the Susquehanna River Basin.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Positional accuracy corresponds to the accuracy of the source materials.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:PADEP
Publication_Date:19960701
Title:
Smallsheds from PADEP
Edition:1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name:Open_file Report, 96-354
Issue_Identification:1
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:shapefile
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:19960701
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Smallsheds form PADEP
Source_Contribution:
watersheds in the PA portion of the Susquehanna River Basin.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)
Publication_Date:1998
Title:
Maryland's Third Order Watershed
Edition:1998
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Annapolis, Maryland
Publisher:MDNR
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:ArcInfo coverage
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:19970201
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
MDNR, 1998
Source_Contribution:
Watersheds in the MD portion of the Susquehanna River Basin.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:United States Geologic Survey (USGS) Water Discipline
Publication_Date:2002
Title:
nybasins
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Troy, New York
Other_Citation_Details:
Dataset is on CD #643 in the SRBC GIS library.
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:coverage
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2002
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
USGS, 2002
Source_Contribution:
Watersheds in the NY portion of the Susquehanna River Basin. The NY basins dataset incorporates drainage boundaries that were hand-delineated at 1:24,000-scale for those areas upstream from specific USGS data collection points on a stream. This dataset has not been fully reviewed and should be considered provisional in nature and subject to revision.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service, and other Federal, State and local partners (see dataset specific metadata under Data_Set_Credit for details).
Title:
National Hydrography Dataset
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Reston, VA
Publisher:USGS
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:Geodatabase
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NHD
Source_Contribution:
Streams used to name NY watersheds.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:SRBC
Title:
SRBC delineated watershed topographic maps
Other_Citation_Details:
1:24,000 scale topo maps from USGS with watershed lines drawn by hand by SRBC staff.
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:paper maps
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
topographic maps
Source_Contribution:
Subbasin divide between Upper Susq. and Chemung Subbasins
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Acquired basin_ny.zip from Douglas A Freehafer [dfreehaf@usgs.gov] 2003 May 5.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
USGS, 2002
Process_Date:20030505
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Donna Gavin
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Basin_ny.zip from Douglas A Freehafer was extracted (using WinZip) as an interchange file called nybasins.e00.  The file was imported to a coverage with projection UTM18 NAD27.  The files was given a datum transformaton to NAD83.
Selected all the watersheds that lie in the Susquehanna River Basin and saved the selection as a shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
USGS, 2002
Process_Date:2003
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Donna Gavin
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Selected all the watersheds in huc14 that lie in the Susquehanna River Basin and saved the selection as a shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
MDNR, 1998
Process_Date:2003
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Donna Gavin
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Merged the NY basins (watersheds), Pa. smallsheds and Md. huc14 data into one shapefile.
Unioned the watersheds on the state line.  Some discrepancy existed between the NY and Pa. data.  On the NY/Pa. state line, much of NY linework or delineations were used instead of the Pa. data.  NY linework took precedence because the watersheds in the NY file (the NY file contained watershed in Pa. as well for the Upper and Chemung Subbasins) overlaid perfectly with the Pa. smallsheds file.  On the state line, the Pa. file had more errors.
On the Pa./Md. state line, the Md. data had more errors.  For this reason, the Pa. data was used to define the watersheds across the Pa./Md. state line.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
USGS, 2002
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
MDNR, 1998
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Smallsheds from PADEP
Process_Date:2003
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Donna Gavin
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Computed new numbers for the AREA, PERIMETER, SQM and ACRES fields:
1. Copied file to a new shapefile.
2. Reprojected the new shapefile to SRBC projection (Albers, -77, 39, 40, 43, GRS80)
3. Computed AREA, PERIMETER, SQM and ACRES using calculate values.  AREA and PERIMETER were computed off the shapefile and SQM and ACRES were computed off the Area field.
4. Reprojected the file to Geographic/unproejcted.
5. Renamed to wshed24k to replace the old version.
Process_Date:20040816
Process_Time:0830
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Donna Gavin
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Updated Watershed delineations at mouth of Snake Creek, at mouth of Nescopeck Creek & at headwaters near Crystal Lake to include the Swamp within the Nescopeck Watershed, the north boundary of East Fork Harveys Creek, and at mouth of Paxton Creek.  Updates required for Map Package project and based on NHD stream dataset and USGS DRGs.
Process_Date:20040923
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Jeff Zimmerman, Jr.
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Position:GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:jzimmerman@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Named all watersheds in NY portion of the Basin according to the NHD stream dataset.  Edited line work in MD to remove any overlapping polygons.  Dissolved polygon slivers on PA/NY border.  A large number of NY watersheds were cut in sections based on gages.  Most of these split watersheds were dissloved into one large watershed for the entire stream.  Clipped and aligned dataset to 2006 srb boundary.
Process_Date:200603
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Jeff Zimmerman, Jr.
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Position:GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:jzimmerman@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Corrected watershed lines along the Upper Susq. and Chemung Subbasins in order to match the boundary line to the SRBC delineated subbasin line that exists on 1:24,000 scale USGS topographic maps.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
topographic maps
Process_Date:20060412
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Jeff Zimmerman, Jr.
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Position:GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:jzimmerman@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
L:\srbcgis\data\hydro\wsheds\wshed24k
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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:5292
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name:Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Albers Conical Equal Area
Standard_Parallel:40.000000
Standard_Parallel:43.000000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian:-77.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin:39.000000
False_Easting:0.000000
False_Northing:0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:0.001024
Ordinate_Resolution:0.001024
Planar_Distance_Units:meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name:Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis:6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:wshed24k_new1
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:NAME
Attribute_Definition:
Watershed Name
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SUBBASIN
Attribute_Definition:
Number of the Subbasin that watershed is in
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Upper Susquehanna Subbasin
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Chemung Subbasin
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Middle Susquehanna Subbasin
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
West Branch Susquehanna Subbasin
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Juniata Subbasin
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Lower Susquehanna Subbasin
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AREA
Attribute_Definition:
Area in Square Meters
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition:
Perimeter in Meters
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SQM
Attribute_Definition:
Area in Square Miles
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Contact_Person:Brydon H. Lidle, III
Contact_Position:Section Chief, Information Technology and GIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
1721 North Front Street
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:17102-2391
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0423
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:717-238-2436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:blidle@srbc.net
Hours_of_Service:M - F, 8 AM to 4 PM
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Please see Access & Use Constraints in the Identification section of this document.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size:56.740
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:20080613
Metadata_Review_Date:20060412
Metadata_Future_Review_Date:None planned
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Person:Jeff Zimmerman, Jr.
Contact_Position:GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:REQUIRED: The mailing and/or physical address for the organization or individual.
City:REQUIRED: The city of the address.
State_or_Province:REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.
Postal_Code:REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:jzimmerman@srbc.net
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:There are no access constraints for this metadata document.
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
There are no use constraints for this metadata document.
Metadata_Extensions:
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Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
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