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Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorCity of Bellingham
Publication Date2016-03-08
Title
City of Bellingham Watershed Basins
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Publication Information
Publication PlaceBellingham, WA
PublisherCity of Bellingham, Public Works Department
Online Linkagehttp://www.cob.org/services/maps
Online Linkageftp://ftp.cob.org/GIS_Data/

Description
Abstract
                            Watershed Basins is a polygon featureclass which contains the watershed basins and sub-basins for the City of Bellingham area. Sub-basins within portions of Squalicum, Whatcom, Padden, and Chuckanut creeks are based on the 1995 "City of Bellingham Watershed Master Plan" completed by HDR Enginerring Inc, and David Evans & Associates Inc. Sub-basin delineations for this study were verified using USGS quadrangle maps; and contours (5 foot interval), and existing stormwater drainage facilities found in the Bellingham Drainage Atlas. Watershed and sub-basin boundaries beyond the geographic scope of the 1995 study were delineated using contours from USGS digital elevation models, 5-foot contours from City of Bellingham 2002 photogrammetric data, and City of Bellingham and Whatcom County stormwater infrastructure data. The Lake Whatcom Watershed and sub-basins were delineated originally using 2006 USGS Lidar elevation data and more recently 2013 City of Bellingham Lidar data in conjuction with ESRI ArcGIS watershed modeling geoprocessing tools, and some manual interpretation and editing.  In general (for Lake Whatcom), there is a hierarchical order to the delineations with the overall Basin 1, 2, & 3 areas being delineated, and then within those the named stream systems being aggregated into sub-basins, and at the smallest level, streams that drain to the lake itself that drain at least 50 acres based on the watershed modeling flow-direction, and flow-accumulation tools.  Where the 2013 lidar-based delineations abut the earlier 1995, or 2002 basin boundaries the boundaries have been adjusted in favor of the more recent and accurate 2013 data.  As with previous delineations based on topographic data, where stormwater infrastructure data exists (ditches, mains, culverts, etc) that shows surface water drainage being captured and directed beyond, or across existing topographic divides the boundaries have been adjusted to respect the current stormwater layer (areas primarily inside the City and around the Silver Beach area).
                          
Purpose
                            The purpose of the Watershed Basins data is to show drainage patterns in the vicinity of the City of Bellingham
                          
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date2016-03-08
Currentness Reference
                            Publication date
                          
Status
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyAs needed

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-122.574
East Bounding Coordinate-122.303
North Bounding Coordinate48.823
South Bounding Coordinate48.644

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme KeywordinlandWaters

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusCOB
Theme KeywordFacilities

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusEPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus
Theme KeywordEcosystem

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusUser
Theme KeywordWaste

Place
Place Keyword ThesaurusNone
Place KeywordCity of Bellingham
Place KeywordUnited States
Place KeywordWashington
Place KeywordWhatcom County

Access Constraints
                        None.
                      
Use Constraints
                        None. Data are considered current to the date of the original source material. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata.
                      
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationCity of Bellingham
Contact PersonPublic Works GIS Staff
Contact PositionPublic Works GIS Staff
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address2221 Pacific St
CityBellingham
State or ProvinceWA
Postal Code98229

Contact Voice Telephone360-778-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone360-778-7701
Contact Electronic Mail Addressgishelp@cob.org
Contact Instructions
                                http://www.cob.org/services/maps/index.aspx
                              

Security Information
Security Classification SystemCOB Metadata Implementation
Security ClassificationNo Confidentiality
Security Handling DescriptionStandard Technical Controls

Native Data Set Environment
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data Quality 

Logical Consistency Report
                        Tests for integrity have not been performed.
                      
Completeness Report
                        Features represented have not been tested for completeness
                      
Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
                                Horizontal positional accuracy may vary greatly throughout these data.  Consult attribute descriptions to locate a horizontal accuracy code if present.
                              
Lineage
Process Step
Process Description
                                Metadata created
                              
Process Date2010-21-5


Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar
Map Projection
Map Projection NameLambert Conformal Conic
Lambert Conformal Conic
Standard Parallel47.500000
Standard Parallel48.733333
Longitude of Central Meridian-120.833333
Latitude of Projection Origin47.000000
False Easting1640416.666667
False Northing0.000000

Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding Methodcoordinate pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution0.000195
Ordinate Resolution0.000195
Planar Distance Unitssurvey feet

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameNorth American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid NameGeodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298.257222

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type Labelsdecob.COBGIS.env_WaterShedBasins
Entity Type Definition
Attributes for the Watershed Basin feature class
Entity Type Definition SourceCOB

Attribute
Attribute LabelOBJECTID
Attribute Definition
Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition SourceEsri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute
Attribute LabelCREEKBASIN
Attribute Definition
Name of the creek basin - the smallest watershed increment
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Unrepresentable domain

Attribute
Attribute LabelCREEKBASINNUMBER
Attribute Definition
ID number corresponding with Creek Basin name
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Unrepresentable domain

Attribute
Attribute LabelWATERSHED
Attribute Definition
Watershed basin name
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Unrepresentable domain

Attribute
Attribute LabelWATERSHEDSUBBASIN
Attribute Definition
Watershed sub basin name
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Unrepresentable domain

Attribute
Attribute LabelGLOBALID
Attribute Definition
Automatically generated ID number for SDE purposes
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Unrepresentable domain

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceEsri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute
Attribute Labelcreated_user
Attribute Definition
Initials of the editor that created the shape
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Unrepresentable domain

Attribute
Attribute Labelcreated_date
Attribute Definition
Date the feature was created
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Dates

Attribute
Attribute Labellast_edited_user
Attribute Definition
Initials of the last editor
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Unrepresentable domain

Attribute
Attribute Labellast_edited_date
Attribute Definition
Date the polygon was last modified
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Dates

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.STArea()
Attribute Definition
Automatically calculated are in square units
Attribute Definition SourceEsri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
areas

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.STLength()
Attribute Definition
Automatically calculated field representing the length of the perimeter of the polygon in projection units
Attribute Definition SourceEsri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
lengths

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            Attributes include creekbasin names/numbers and watershed names the basin belongs to
                          
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
                            COB
                          

Distribution Information 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationCity of Bellingham
Contact PersonGIS Staff
Contact PositionGIS Staff
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address210 Lottie St
CityBellingham
State or ProvinceWA
Postal Code98225

Contact Voice Telephone360-778-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone360-778-7701
Contact Electronic Mail Addressgishelp@cob.org
Contact Instructions
                                http://www.cob.org/services/maps/index.aspx
                              

Resource DescriptionDownloadable Data
Distribution Liability
                        The City of Bellingham has developed these data and maps for its own use and no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions, or intended use.  The City of Bellingham shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. The risk or liability resulting from the use of this product is entirely assumed by the user.
                      

Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2016-03-08
Metadata Future Review Date2020-03-08
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationCity of Bellingham
Contact PersonGIS Staff
Contact PositionGIS Staff
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address210 Lottie St
CityBellingham
State or ProvinceWA
Postal Code98225

Contact Voice Telephone360-778-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone360-778-7701
Contact Electronic Mail Addressgishelp@cob.org
Contact Instructions
                                http://www.cob.org/services/maps/index.aspx
                              

Metadata Standard NameFGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard VersionFGDC-STD-001-1998