Sensitive Areas - Aquatic, Washington State Department of Transportation

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT): Maintenance, Northwest Region
Publication_Date: 20150630
Title:
Sensitive Areas - Aquatic, Washington State Department of Transportation
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This feature class contains environmentally sensitive areas that front state highways, including wetlands, waterbodies, streams, and channel migration zones. Roadway segments within 300 feet of a sensitive area were located using GPS. The sensitive areas are represented by lines segments which have had their beginning and ending points buffered an additional 300 feet. Data has been synchronized to the LRS December, 31 2014.
Purpose:
To provide guidance to WSDOT maintenance crews so that Best Management Practices (BMPs) may be applied to eliminate or reduce impacts of maintenance activities on sensitive areas. To alert staff as to when and where to apply and report implementation of the Regional Road Maintenance Endangered Species Act (ESA) Program Guidelines (RRMP) BMPs.
Supplemental_Information:
This feature class covers the entire state. The original data collected in 2000 and 2001 included North Central Region, Southwest Region, and South Central Region. Olympic Region added data in 2002. Eastern Region was added in 2003. Northwest Region collected data in 2001, but maintained it in a separate feature class. In 2005, all six regions updated their data. In 2009, Northwest Region data was combined with the rest of the state to create a single feature class.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20150630
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.670086
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.864749
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.042695
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.505006
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: maintenance
Theme_Keyword: roadside
Theme_Keyword: sensitive area
Theme_Keyword: roadside special maintenance area
Theme_Keyword: aquatic
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: WA
Place_Keyword: Eastern Region
Place_Keyword: North Central Region
Place_Keyword: Northwest Region
Place_Keyword: Olympic Region
Place_Keyword: South Central Region
Place_Keyword: Southwest Region
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Gregor Myhr
Contact_Organization: WSDOT Maintenance and Operations
Contact_Position: Water Quality Manager
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360 705-7853
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: myhrg@wsdot.wa.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Washington State Department of Transportation: Maintenance, Northwest Region
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The beginning/ending X,Y coordinates were recalculated to ensure correctness.
Completeness_Report: This data represents data in all WSDOT regions.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Records that generate errors when using PC ArmCalc to udate the Arm and SRMP values are manually checked and realigned with the current LRS. The trace tool was used to ensure alignment with LRS road segment.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: n/a
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: WSDOT
Publication_Date: 20150115
Title: State Highway Log Planning Report 2014
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: n/a
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Contribution:
The 2014 State Highway Log was used to update the 300 ft. buffer Arm and SRMP values in cases where the added buffer exceeds the length of the LRS roadway.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
June 2015 - Updated to the Dec. 31, 2014 LRS. PC ArmCalc was used to update the Arm and SRMP values to the 2014 LRS. Errors were reviewed and edited by the RMECs.
In September 2012, the boundary between WSDOT's Northwest and Olympic regions was adjusted. One segment was affected. The SITE_ID, Region, and MAREA attributes for this segment were updated to reflect the boundary change.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WSDOT Environmental Services Office
Contact_Position: ESO GIS Data Administrator
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-705-7476
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Aug 2012 - Updated to the Dec. 31, 2011, LRS. In July 2012, the boundary between WSDOT's Southwest and South Central regions was adjusted. Thirty-four segments were affected. The SITE_ID, Region, and MAREA attributes for these 34 segments were updated to reflect the boundary change.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: April 2011 - Updated to the Dec. 31, 2010, LRS.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: June 2010 - Updated to the Dec. 31, 2009, LRS.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
2009 EA, NC, OL, SC, SW Regions: Segments identifed as being associated with both sides of a state route were broken out into increasing and decreasing segments. Segments were then remapped using their original latitude and longitude values, except for segments in Eastern Region which didn't have latitude and longitude values available. The latitude and longitude values were converted to ARMs using the Locate Features Along Routes tool. The region and county fields were originally populated with numbers or a combination of names and numbers; the numbers were replaced with names. NW Region: Segments were remapped using their original latitude and longitude values. The latitude and longitude values were converted to ARMs using the Locate Features Along Routes tool. A section of SR 9 which had been realigned was visited by a biologist in order to GPS the new sensitive segments. In order to combine the Northwest Region data with the rest of the state, the fields needed to be comparable. The Northwest Region dataset had several empty fields, as well as elevation values associated with the beginning and ending points of the segments. None of these fields were carried over into the combined dataset. Three fields unique to the Northwest Region dataset were BegComment, EndComment, and MAREA. These were carried over. Values in the fields corresponding to TYPE_CODE, PI_CODE, and HQ_CODE were recalculated in order to be comparable with the rest of the state. A PRIORITY field was added and calculated based on the matrix used by the rest of the state. The Northwest Region had date fields for both the beginning and ending points, which were not always the same. Only the beginning data was retained. All Regions: Data for all the regions were combined and new unique IDs calculated. MAREA was determined for the segments in regions other than Northwest. When the 2008 LRS data became available, ARMs and SRMPs (buffered and unbuffered) were updated for all segments using the Excel version of ARMCalc. The segments were then placed on the 2008 LRS using the buffered values.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Eastern, North Central, Olympic, South Central, and Southwest Regions: 2000 - 2003: Maintenance crews GPSed beginning and ending locations of sensitive area. These points were converted to state mileposts and buffered by 316 feet or .06 miles. The types of sensitive areas were determined and a priority matrix was developed to rank sensitive areas by impact from maintenance activities. 12/2006: RSMAIncreasing, RSMADecreasing, and RSMABoth models were used to convert Lat/Long points into 2005B State Route LRS events. Error Checking was done, and the three files were merged into a complete shapefile.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Northwest Region: Field crews (transportation technicians) visit each feature in the field. The feature is located using a global positioning system receiver, feature attributes are visually determined and recorded, the feature milepost is calcuated using a distance measuring instrument and offset values are calculated using a laser range finder. For some features, images of the feature are taken using a digital camera. The features are post-processed in house by transportation technicians using Trimble software. The features are exported to shapefiles in the unprojected (NAD83) state. County and Northwest Region maintenance area values are calculated using ArcView 3.2 (ESRI) software. Mainline state route and mainline milepost values are computed using the 24k LRS and ArcMap 8.x (ESRI). The features are projected to the Washington State Plane South (NAD83) state using ESRI's ArcToolbox (8.x) software. Using ESRI's ArcCatalog(8.x) the features are uploaded to the appropriate sde. The feature attribute values are visually scanned for inconsistent and erroneous values in Sql Server Enterprise Manager.
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate Pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0
Ordinate_Resolution: 0
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
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: TransFeatures.ENVIRO.SensitiveAreasAquatic
Entity_Type_Definition: Road segments where sensitive aquatic areas are nearby.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEG_A_B
Attribute_Definition:
The Ahead/Back indicator for BEG_SRMP. A "B" indicates back mileage.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEG_A_B_300
Attribute_Definition:
The Ahead/Back indicator for BEG_SRMP300. A "B" indicates back mileage.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEG_ARM
Attribute_Definition:
The ARM for the beginning point of the sensitive area, originally derived from a GPS location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEG_ARM300
Attribute_Definition:
BEG_ARM including a 300 foot buffer. This was calculated by subtracting 0.06 miles (316.8 feet) from BEG_ARM. If BEG_ARM is less than 0.06, BEG_ARM300 is calculated to be 0.00.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEG_LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude for the beginning point of the sensitive area 300ft buffer segment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEG_LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude for the beginning point of the sensitive area 300ft buffer segment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEG_SRMP
Attribute_Definition:
The state route milepost for the beginning point of the sensitive area, derived from the BEG_ARM.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEG_SRMP300
Attribute_Definition:
The state route milepost for the beginning point of the buffered sensitive area. Derived from BEG_ARM300.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BegComment
Attribute_Definition:
A comment associated with the beginning of the sensitive area. This field is only filled in for sites in the Northwest Region.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the county in which the site, or a majority of the site, is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DIRECTION
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates whether the sensitive area is located on the increasing or decreasing side of the state route.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Decreasing
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Increasing
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: END_A_B
Attribute_Definition:
The Ahead/Back indicator for END_SRMP. A "B" indicates back mileage.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: END_A_B_300
Attribute_Definition:
The Ahead/Back indicator for END_SRMP300. A "B" indicates back mileage.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: END_ARM
Attribute_Definition:
The ARM for the ending point of the sensitive area, originally derived from a GPS location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: END_ARM300
Attribute_Definition:
END_ARM including a 300 foot buffer. This was calculated by adding 0.06 miles (316.8 feet) to END_ARM. If the calculated value was greater than the ending ARM for the state route, it was adjusted to coincide with the end ARM for the state route.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: END_LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude for the end point of the sensitive area 300ft buffer segment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: END_LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude for the end point of the sensitive area 300ft buffer segment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: END_SRMP
Attribute_Definition:
The state route milepost for the ending point of the sensitive area, derived from the END_ARM.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: END_SRMP300
Attribute_Definition:
The state route milepost for the end point of the buffered sensitive area. Derived from END_ARM.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EndComment
Attribute_Definition:
A comment associated with the ending of the sensitive area. This field is only filled in for sites in the Northwest Region.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HQ_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
The habitat quality code. An assessment of the quality of the habitat represented by the sensitive area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: High
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Medium (default)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Low
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HQ_CodeDesc
Attribute_Definition:
This field is related to HQ_CODE, and contains the enumerated domain value definitions.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAREA
Attribute_Definition:
The WSDOT maintenance area in which the site, or a majority of the site, is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
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: PI_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
The potential impact code. An assessment of the potential for maintenance activities to impact the site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: High
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Medium (default)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Low
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PI_CodeDesc
Attribute_Definition:
This field is related to PI_CODE, and contains the enumerated domain value definitions.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PRIORITY
Attribute_Definition:
The priority for field marking the site. This is derived from the combination of the potential impact code and habitat quality code.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: High
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Medium
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Low
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PriorityDesc
Attribute_Definition:
This field is related to PRIORITY, and contains the enumerated domain value definitions.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Region
Attribute_Definition:
The WSDOT region in which the site, or a majority of the site, is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Eastern Region
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: North Central Region
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NW
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Northwest Region
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Olympic Region
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: South Central Region
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SW
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Southwest Region
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RouteID
Attribute_Definition: The state route along which the sensitive area is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_ID
Attribute_Definition: A unique ID assigned to each sensitive area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SurveyDate
Attribute_Definition:
The date on which the GPS data was collected. This is blank for some records.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SURVEYOR
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the GPS operator. This field is blank for some sites.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Andrew
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Jay Frentress
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Jeff
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mary Ossinger
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Stephanie Estrella
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tatiana Craig
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TYPE_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates the type of sensitive area. This field is blank for some records.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CMZ
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: channel migration zone
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: COMB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: a combination of the other values
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: STRM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: stream
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: WTLND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: wetland
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: WTRBDY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: waterbody
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TypeCodeDesc
Attribute_Definition:
This field is related to TYPE_CODE, and contains the enumerated domain value definitions.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape.STLength()
Attribute_Definition: Length of the road segment
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jordyn Mitchell
Contact_Position: GIS Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47430
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7430
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-705-7645
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mitchejo@wsdot.wa.gov
Distribution_Liability:
The Washington State Department of Transportation shall not be liable for any activity involving this data with regard to lost profits or savings or any other consequential damages; or the fitness for use of the data for a particular purpose; or the installation of the data, its use, or the results obtained.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions:
Download individual data sets from <http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/mapsdata/geodatacatalog/default.htm>

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130710
Metadata_Review_Date: 20150625
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WSDOT Environmental Services Office
Contact_Position: ESO GIS Data Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 47331
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7331
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-705-7476
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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