Geographic Information
Land Use & Land Cover, 2009, Idaho portion of the Bear River Basin
Land Use & Land Cover, 2009, Idaho portion of the Bear River Basin
FGDC Metadata
Description Spatial Data Structure Data Quality Data Source Data Distribution Metadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Land Use & Land Cover, 2009, Idaho portion of the Bear River Basin
Originators: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publisher: Margie Wilkins and Michael Verdun (2009 version).
Publication place: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication date: 20130715
Data type: vector digital data
Other citation details:
Original dataset: bear_lu.shp Published June 2, 1992 Bill Kramber and Mike Verdun (1976/1992 version)
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Land use and land cover developed for the Idaho portion of the Bear River Basin as part of the Bear River Compact. The Bear River Compact was established in 1958 to determine how Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming would distribute and use water from the Bear River. For more details see the following: Bear River Commission, "Bear River Compact As Amended and Bylaws of Bear River Commission", April 1990. Kramber, W.J., H. Anderson, M. Verdun, G. Austiguy, and B. Ondrechen, "Idaho's system for monitoring water use in the Bear River Basin", Geo Info Systems, May 1993, pp. 8-52.
Purpose:
For applications requiring land use and land cover data.
Supplemental information:
Procedures Used for 1976/1992 determinations: 
1. USGS 1:24,000-scale orthophotoquads (OQs) used as base maps. 
2. 1976 1:120,000-scale color infrared (CIR) aerial photographs were used to develop the land use and land cover. 
3. Mylar overlays were taped to the OQs and land use and land cover polygons were drawn on the mylar while interpreting the 1:120,000-scale CIR aerial photographs. 
4. Land use changes between 1976 and 1990, for the Central Division, were interpreted from USDA ASCS 35mm color aerial slides collected the summer of 1990. These slides were projected onto the OQs and changes were drawn on the mylar overlays.
5. The land use and land cover interpretation was verified with the staff and/or directors of the USDA ASCS offices for Bear Lake, Franklin, Oneida, and Caribou counties. Plots were produced to verify the land use and land cover mapping both by the USDA ASCS field offices and by Idaho Department of Water Resources analysts. The district 11 watermaster also reviewed the maps. Areas of uncertainty were visited in the field. 
6. Land use and land cover boundaries were manually digitized from the mylar overlays. Preliminary maps were plotted and checked for accuracy. Edits were made and final plots were produced at 1:100,000-scale. 
7. Attributes for landuse: land_type description 
     1:water 
     2:wetlands/naturally subirrigated pasture and hay 
     3:irrigated cropland 
     4:nonirrigated cropland 
     5:urban 
     6:other 

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Procedures Used for 2009 determinations: 
1. Common Land Unit (CLU) polygons of individual fields digitized by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in 2005 were used as a starting point in line geometry edits. 1-meter NAIP imagery was used as the primary source of background imagery for line editing. NAIP imagery from 2004 (1-meter, true color), 2006 (2-meter, true color), and 2009 (1-meter, color infrared and true color) were also available. 
2. The following attributes were added: 
     descript_2009
     land_type_2009
     descript_1976
     land_type_1976
     change_2009 
3. 1976/1992 Landuse attributes (descript_1976 and land_type_1976) were initially assigned by overlaying a rasterized version of the 1976/1992 Bear River Basin landuse classification with the CLU polygons. The polygons were assigned a land_type value based on the majority zonal statistic of the rasterized 1976/1992 land classification. 2009 Landuse attributes (descript_2009 and land_type_2009) were set equal to 1976/1992 values initially, reviewed section by section, and edited as needed by photointerpretation of 2009 NAIP and 2009 Landsat imagery to indicate changes in landuse. 
4. Supporting datasets include: NDVI created from 2009 Landsat imagery; National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) 2009 Idaho Cropland Data Layer (56-meter resolution); the 2005 North American Land Cover Database produced as a joint project by Canada, The United States, and Mexico (250-meter resolution); the 1992 National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD92) prepared by the USGS (30-meter resolution); National Hydrologic Database flowlines; black and white Digital Ortho Quarter Quads (DOQQs).
Dataset credit:
William J. Kramber, Hal Anderson, and Michael Verdun of the Idaho Department of Water Resources. (1976/1992) 
Margie Wilkins, Michael Verdun, and Nick Van Dyke of the Idaho Department of Water Resources. (2009)
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about 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
Instructions:
Additional data at-- http://research.idwr.idaho.gov
Address type: physical
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 ArcGIS 10.0.0.2414
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Beginning date: 20090501
Ending date: 20091031
Currentness reference:
Ground condition in 2009.
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: irrigation, Bear River Compact, land cover, water use, land use
Keyword thesaurus: ESRI Geography Network Thesaurus
Place:
Keywords: Idaho, Bear River
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
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.
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: "Idaho's system for monitoring water use in the Bear River Basin"
Originators: Kramber, W.J., H. Anderson, M. Verdun, G. Austiguy, and B. Ondrechen
Series name: Geo Info Systems
Series identification: pp. 8-52
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Data type: document
+ Spatial Reference Information
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 -112.558464 (longitude)
East -111.007112 (longitude)
North 42.870407 (latitude)
South 41.974758 (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 bear_lu_2009_04052012
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number. Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry. Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
DESCRIPT_2009
Definition:
Text description of land cover in 2009.

WATER
open water, large ponds

MEADOW/WETLAND (NATURALLY SUB-IRRIGATED PASTURE/HAY, WET MEADOW & MARSH)
meadow/wetland (naturally sub-irrigated pasture/hay, wet meadow & marsh)

IRRIGATED CROPLAND
irrigated agriculture lands

NON-IRRIGATED CROPLAND
non-irrigated cropland; includes dryland agriculture

URBAN
homesteads, developed areas

OTHER
roads, right-of-way, rangeland, canals
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
DESCRIPT_1976
Definition:
Text description of land cover in 1976.

WATER
open water, large ponds

MEADOW/WETLAND (NATURALLY SUB-IRRIGATED PASTURE/HAY, WET MEADOW & MARSH)
meadow/wetland (naturally sub-irrigated pasture/hay, wet meadow & marsh)

IRRIGATED CROPLAND
irrigated agriculture lands

NON-IRRIGATED CROPLAND
non-irrigated cropland; includes dryland agriculture

URBAN
homesteads, developed areas

OTHER
roads, right-of-way, rangeland, canals
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
LAND_TYPE_2009
Definition:
Numerical description of land cover in 2009.

1:water
2:meadow/wetland (naturally sub-irrigated pasture/hay, wet meadow & marsh
3:irrigated cropland
4:non-irrigated cropland
5:urban
6:other
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
LAND_TYPE_1976
Definition:
Numerical description of land cover in 1976.

1:water
2:meadow/wetland (naturally sub-irrigated pasture/hay, wet meadow & marsh
3:irrigated cropland
4:non-irrigated cropland
5:urban
6:other
landtype09
Definition:
Text description of landcover type in 2009 - abbreviated

IR
irrigated cropland; irrigated agriculture lands

NI
non-irrigated cropland; includes dryland agriculture

RIP
riparian/wetland areas including sub-irrigated agriculture
meadow/wetland (naturally sub-irrigated pasture/hay, wet meadow & marsh

WA
water; open water, large ponds

URB
urban; homesteads, developed areas

OTH
other; roads, right-of-way, rangeland, canals
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
landtype76
Definition:
Text description of landcover type in 1976 - abbreviated

IR
irrigated cropland; irrigated agriculture lands

NI
non-irrigated cropland; includes dryland agriculture

RIP
riparian/wetland areas including sub-irrigated agriculture
meadow/wetland (naturally sub-irrigated pasture/hay, wet meadow & marsh

WA
water; open water, large ponds

URB
urban; homesteads, developed areas

OTH
other; roads, right-of-way, rangeland, canals
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
ACRES
Definition:
Polygon area in acres.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
ID
Definition:
Identifier
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
review1
Definition:
IDWR internal review comments/notes.

NO_WTRRT: lands that appear to be irrigated without a water right - further verification necessary.

PMT_ADDED: new permit added post-1976

POSSIBLE: evidence of added depletion (imagery, water rights, etc)

WR_ADDED: water rights with post-1976 priority date as determined using WREdit shapes.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
review2
Definition:
IDWR internal review comments/notes.

ADDED: further verification necessary to determine new depletions.

RECLASS: verify for reclassification - possible error in original classification (example: dryland crops classified as irrigated).
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
review3
Definition:
IDWR internal review comments/notes.

ACCOUNTED: already accounted for as irrigated cropland in 1976 classification.

ADDED: further verification necessary to determine new depletions.

RECLASS: verify for reclassification - possible error in original classification (example: dryland crops classified as irrigated).

SUPPL: areas where supplemental water may have been applied - requires further verification by water rights staff.

WTR RT: further verifications reveal existing water right.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
CHANGE09
Definition:
Identifies change in irrigation status post-1976

ADDED: newly classified as irrigated cropland post-1976

SUBTRACTED: removed from irrigated cropland post-1976 (example: irrigated cropland taken out of production [and water right abandoned] due to large subdivision, commercial, industrial development, etc)

RECLASS: reclassification of landuse which is non-irrigation related
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
Shape_Length
Definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape_Area
Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: Complete chain
Count: 45005
+ 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.
Completeness report:
The data was developed primarily for determining water used by irrigated agriculture.
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
See Entity Attribute Information
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
NA
Horizontal positional accuracy assessment:
Accuracy values
NA
Explanation:
Resolution as reported
+ Data Source and Process Information
Process Steps
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Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
STEP 1: 
Common Land Unit (CLU) polygons of individual fields digitized by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in 2005 were used as a starting point in line geometry edits. 1-meter 2009 NAIP imagery was used as the primary source of background imagery for line editing. NAIP imagery from 2004 (1-meter, true color), 2006 (2-meter, true color), and 2009 (1-meter, color infrared and true color) were also available for reference.
Process Step 2
Process description:
STEP 2: 
Add the following attributes to CLU polygon featureclass: 
descript_2009 (text, 50)
land_type_2009 (short)
descript_1976 (text, 50)
land_type_1976 (short)
change_2009 (text10)
Process Step 3
Process description:
STEP 3: 
Rasterize the 1976/1992 polygons. 
Overlay edited CLU polygons. 
Spatial Analyst > Zonal > zonal statistics as table 
Assign land_type value based on majority statistic 1976/1992 

Landuse attributes (descript_1976 and land_type_1976) were initially assigned by overlaying a rasterized version of the 1976/1992 Bear River Basin landuse classification with the CLU polygons. The polygons were assigned a land_type value based on the majority zonal statistic of the rasterized 1976/1992 land classification. 2009 Landuse attributes (descript_2009 and land_type_2009) were set equal to 1976/1992 values initially.
Process Step 4
Process description:
STEP 4: 
Review classifications section by section. Edit land_type values as needed using photointerpretation of 2009 NAIP and 2009 Landsat imagery to indicate changes in landuse.
Process Step 5
Process description:
STEP 5: 
2009 water right review included water right licenses and permits with priorities from January 1, 1976, through December 31, 2009, within the Idaho portion of the Bear River Basin. Information from each water right file was compared to the 1976 base maps and 2009 imagery to determine whether new or supplemental irrigation should be accounted for. Acres considered to be new irrigation from water right records were then compared to those acres GIS staff considered new irrigation from imagery review. Any acres not overlapping where then given a second review by GIS staff. Acres considered irrigated in 1976 and 2009, with a recorded pre-1976 priority water right and post-1976 priority water right, were counted as supplemental. Acres considered irrigated in 1976 and 2009, but having only a post 1976 water right, were considered a “getting legal” action and not counted. Acres covered by a post-1976 water right, but showing no irrigation or development, were not counted.
+ Data Distribution Information
General
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Distribution liability:
See access and use constraints information.
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: unknown
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
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Last updated: 20110412
Metadata Point of Contact
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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: physical
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Metadata Standards
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Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
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