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Data for Water
Resource Management


Module 14, part A


Data types and sources

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Data for Water Resource Management


Data types and
sources


Data standards


Searching for and
Retrieving data

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Federal Sources of data: Public agencies


EPA


U. S. Environmental Protection Agency


USGS


U. S. Geological Survey


NOAA


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin


USDA
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NRCS


U.S. Dept of Agriculture Natural Resources
Conservation Service


USFWS


U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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EnviroFacts Data Warehouse



EDR


Environmental Data Registry



STORET



TRI


Toxic Release Inventory



Windows to My Environment



EMPACT


Environmental Monitoring for Public
Access and Community Tracking

EPA Sources

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EnviroFacts Data Warehouse


Portal to EPA
environmental
databases


Links to other EPA
pages


Useful for finding
information on
individual sites


Zip code, city queries


Less useful for
downloading full
databases

Portion of sample output

Example search

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EDR


What is it?

1.
Dictionary
-

data
definitions

2.
Directory
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list of
information resources

3.
Reference
-

data
specifications

4.
Road Map
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location/
relationship

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EDR
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Users


Industry


Research


EPA System Developers


Public


Program Managers

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EDR


Efficient, effective


Saves time


Saves money


Standardization of data


Facilitates communication between parties


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STORET
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Nation’s water quality data


LDC
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Legacy Data Center


Storet ‘classic’


1900
-
1998


STORET


1999
-
present


Biological, chemical
and physical data


Fed, state, tribal,
local, academics, etc.


Locations, methods,
rational


Downloadable data


www.epa.gov/STORET

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TRI


Toxic Release Inventory


Specific data and
trend info on toxic
chemical releases
and other waste
management
activities


650 chemicals and
chemical categories


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Desotelle


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TRI


State Fact Sheets

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Desotelle


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Window to My Environment


Interactive map
system to retrieve
environmental
quality information


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Desotelle


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Window to My Environment


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EMPACT


Environmental Monitoring for
Public Access and Community Tracking


E
nvironmental
M
onitoring for

P
ublic
A
ccess and
C
ommunity
T
racking


Program ended 2001


Current, accurate
information still
provided from these
projects

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EMPACT


Technology transfer handbooks

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EMPACT


Featured project

www.duluthstreams.org

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Duluth Streams
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Data visualization tool

Higher salt level = higher electrical conductivity


(Look for

darker blue

to
magenta
)

Tischer

Chester

Kingsbury

www.duluthstreams.org

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Duluth Streams


November 13, 2002

Road Salt

www.duluthstreams.org

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Water Resources Data



NAWQA


National Water Quality Assessment
Program

USGS Sources

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USGS Water Resources Data


NWISWeb (National Water Information System
Web Site


Real
-
time water data


Water data for nation


Water Watch


Water Quality


Water Use


Acid Rain


Suspended
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sediment database


HCDN (Hydro
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climatic data network)

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USGS
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NWISWeb

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USGS
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Water Watch

http://water.usgs.gov/waterwatch/

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USGS
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Gaging station data

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What is the condition of our Nation’s streams
and ground water


How are these conditions changing over time


How do natural features and human activities
affect these conditions


NAWQA
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goals

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NAWQA study units


Major river basins &
aquifers across the nation


Frequently crosses state
boundaries


Encompasses more than
10,000 sq km (about 3,900
sq mi)

http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/fs/fs
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071
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NOAA
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin

http://www.noaa.gov/

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USDA
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NRCS


data types


Basic cartographic


Lighthouse resource data gateway


Natural resources inventory


Plants


Soils


Status maps


Water and climate


Watershed boundaries

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USFWS

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GIS online: Internet Mapping


Queriable map layers delivered on
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line

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GIS online: Internet Mapping


Data intensive layers (e.g. airphotos) can be activated
when user ‘zooms in’

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State and local sources


State “Environmental Protection” Agencies


State Depts. Of Natural Resources


State GIS agencies


Local GIS departments


Local planning and engineering departments


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Literature Searching


Web search


Web links from reputable websites


Library literature search


Professional search services


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References


Duluth Streams website. www.duluthstreams.org


EPA Environmental Data Register. http://oaspub.epa.gov/edr


EPA STORET overview. http://www.epa.gov/STORET/about.html


EPA Envirofacts Data Warehouse search engine.
http://www.epa.gov/enviro/index_java.html


EPA Windows to My Environment. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/wme/


EPA EMPACT http://www.epa.gov/empact/


Minnesota data deli. http://maps.dnr.state.mn.us/deli/


National wetland inventory maps http://wetlandsfws.er.usgs.gov


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov


US Dept Ag
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Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA
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NRCS)
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/dataresources


USGS NAWQA program http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/data


USGS Water Resources Data http://water.usgs.gov/data.html


USGS NAWQA program http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/data


USGS Water Resources Data http://water.usgs.gov/data.html