Geographic Information
Water Districts
Water Districts
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
Description Spatial Data Structure Data Quality Data Source Data Distribution Metadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Water Districts
Originators: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, ID
Publication date: 20051129
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Idaho Water Districts -  Section 42-604 of the Idaho Code requires the director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) to create state water districts for public streams or water supplies for which the courts have adjudicated priorities of appropriation. The director also has authority to revise the boundaries of existing districts, combine two or more districts, and/or abolish districts if such action is necessary to properly administer water uses.
There are over 100 water districts in Idaho. More than 70 of these districts are currently active. Districts vary in both geographical size and number of water users. The state's largest district, District 01, covers most of the Upper Snake River basin above Milner Dam and includes numerous streams and tributaries with thousands of individual water users. The smaller districts may include only one tributary stream with no more than a half dozen users.
Each active water district in Idaho has a watermaster who oversees water distribution within the district. Watermasters in Idaho are considered state employees but are elected and compensated directly by district water users. Proper water distribution under Idaho water law and the appropriation system is the primary goal and responsibility of all Idaho watermasters. Daily water distribution, record keeping, measurement and general district management are the primary duties of each watermaster.
Purpose:
Provide spatial data layer of water districts
Supplemental information:
Most recent updates include changes to Water District (WD) 29 (Portneuf River) and the creation of WD 29-D (Lower Portneuf River). Some WD geometries reflect updates to natural watershed boundaries (specifically WD 29, WD 29-D, and borders shared by other WDs).
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Person: Tim Luke or Eric Rafn (GIS Analyst)
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Position: Water Distribution Section Manager
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing address
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20131007
Currentness reference:
Ground condition
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Water Districts
Keyword thesaurus: ESRI Geography Network Thesaurus
Place:
Keywords: Idaho
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
IDWR use
Use constraints:
Provide as is, no warranties expressed or implied
Data Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the data because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classifiction system: State of Idaho GIS Data Protocol
Security classification: Unclassified
Security handling: The Idaho Department of Water Resources is making this data available as a public service. The Idaho Department of Water Resources strives to ensure that all technical data and other information made available to the public is accurate, complete and in conformance with the Idaho Public Records Act. Neither the Department of Water Resources nor the State of Idaho, however, assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this dataset. Persons using information from this dataset for official purposes, or other purposes, for which accuracy and completeness are required, are hereby notified that they should first verify the information with the public records or other primary sources from which the information was obtained.
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: Water Districts
Originators: Sandra Thiel
Publisher: Sandra Thiel
Publication place: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication date: 200502
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Coordinate System Details
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.000001
Ordinate resolution: 0.000001
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
Vertical Coordinate System
Reference system from which vertical distances (altitudes or depths) are measured.
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 0.000100
Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -117.331603 (longitude)
East -110.659178 (longitude)
North 48.983313 (latitude)
South 41.950474 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of waterdistricts
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: waterdistricts
Type of object: Feature Class
Number of records: 94
Description:
feature geometry
Source:
IDWR
Attributes
FID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Alias: FID Type: OID Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Alias: Shape Type: Geometry Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
DISTRICT
Definition:
Water District number
Alias: DISTRICT Type: String Width: 10 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
DISTAME
Definition:
Name of Water District
Alias: DISTAME Type: String Width: 100 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
BASNO
Definition:
The IDWR Administrative Basin that the Water District is in.
Alias: BASNO Type: SmallInteger Width: 4 Precision: 4 Scale: 0
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
REGION
Definition:
IDWR Region.  There are 4:  Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern
Alias: REGION Type: String Width: 10 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Alias: OBJECTID Type: Integer Width: 9 Precision: 9 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
STATUS
Definition:
This field defines whether the water district is active, inactive, or pending (the Comment field contains additional information)
Alias: STATUS Type: String Width: 10 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
Shape_Leng
Alias: Shape_Leng Type: Double Width: 19 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Shape_Area
Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Alias: Shape_Area Type: Double Width: 19 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
waterdistricts
ESRI feature type: Simple
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 94
Spatial index: TRUE
Linear referencing: FALSE
+ Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
ESRI feature type: Simple, Geometry: Polygon, Topology: 
Completeness report:
Data set has been visually inspected.  All data produced strives to meet National Mapping Accuracy Standards (NMAS).
+ Data Source and Process Information
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
First draft of metadata created by sthiel using FGDCMETA.AML ver. 1.2 05/14/98 on ARC/INFO data set /d7/streams/streams/district 
Process date: 19990305
Process Step 2
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Process Step 3
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Process Step 4
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Process Step 5
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process date: 20090714
Process Step 6
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process date: 20090714
Process Step 7
Process description:
Dataset copied. - Also, geometric changes were made in accordance with updated watershed boundary shapes.
Process date: 20090715
Process Step 8
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process date: 20091203
Process Step 9
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process date: 20091203
Process Step 10
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process date: 20100312
Process Step 11
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process date: 20100312
Process Step 12
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process date: 20100315
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Process
Date: 20150122 Time: 100021
Tool location: c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued: CalculateField Export_Output_26_Merge DISTRICT " " VB #
2 Process
Date: 20150122 Time: 100052
Tool location: c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued: CalculateField Export_Output_26_Merge REGION "Eastern " VB #
3 Process
Date: 20150122 Time: 100108
Tool location: c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued: CalculateField Export_Output_26_Merge STATUS "active" VB #
4 Process
Date: 20150122 Time: 100119
Tool location: c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued: CalculateField Export_Output_26_Merge BASNO 13 VB #
5 Process
Date: 20150122 Time: 100133
Tool location: c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued: CalculateField Export_Output_26_Merge DISTAME " " VB #
+ Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Resource description:
Downloadable Data
Distribution liability:
The Idaho Department of Water Resources is  making this data available as a public service. The Idaho Department of Water Resources strives to ensure that all technical data and other information made available to the public is accurate, complete and in conformance with the Idaho Public Records Act. Neither the Department of Water Resources nor the State of Idaho, however, assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Persons using information from this site for official purposes, or other purposes, for which accuracy and completeness are required, are hereby notified that they should first verify the information with the public records or other primary sources from which the information was obtained.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Geospatial Technology
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI data format, dependent upon request
Transfer size: 2.334
Fees: To be determined at time of order
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20131007
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Person: Tim Luke
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.3
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
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