Geographic Information
Licensed or Decreed Places of Use
Licensed or Decreed Places of Use
FGDC Metadata
Description Spatial Data Structure Data Quality Data Source Data Distribution Metadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Licensed or Decreed Places of Use
Originators: IDWR
Publication date: Current
Data type: vector digital data
Other citation details:
Developed primarily by IDWR's Water Rights or Adjudication Sections.
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Places of Use (POU) represent where water is used from live flow, either surface water or ground water (ie springs, stream or a well), and put to beneficial use under a water right. A water right (WR) must have at least one use, and may have many uses. Uses may be consumptive, such as irrigation or domestic, or non-consumptive, such as power or instream flow. The WRURL attribute links to the water right report. For each WR, any or all points of diversion (POD) can serve any or all uses. 

Shapes for POUs were initially developed from GCDB as QQ or QQQ polygons based on the POU legal description. Over time, better locational information updates the POU shapes.

A water right (WR) can be in one or more of six processes or
stages:

Application for a new WR or transfer.

Permit for applicant to develop the water use.

License through which IDWR has approved final configuration and amounts.

Claim is a WR or Beneficial Use which has been claimed in an adjudication. 

Recommendation is what IDWR recommends to the court during an adjudication. A recommendation, when approved by the court, is decreed and supercedes its License, if one previously existed.

Transfer of a portion of the WR or claim. Generally through a change of ownership, or change in one or more elements of the WR or claim.
Purpose:
To represent general locations of licensed or decreed places of use in Idaho.
Dataset credit:
IDWR
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8 AM - 5 PM MT
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E Front St
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Address type: mailing and physical address
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 9.2.6.1500
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: Continually
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Place:
Keywords: Idaho
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
None
Data Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the data because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classification: Unclassified
+ 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
Map projection
Map projection name: Transverse Mercator
Scale factor at central meridian: 0.999600
Longitude of central meridian: -114.000000
Latitude of projection origin: 42.000000
False easting: 2500000.000000
False northing: 1200000.000000
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: 1.000000
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 -114.364831 (longitude)
East -114.359913 (longitude)
North 42.555523 (latitude)
South 42.551842 (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 WR_POU
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Source:
IDWR's Water Rights database
Attributes
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
WaterRightNumber
Definition:
Concatenation of BasinNumber, SequenceNumber and SplitSuffix
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
BasinNumber
Definition:
IDWR Administrative Basin within which the right diverts water. (See Domain values)
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
1
Direct diversion from the Snake River upstream of Milner Dam
Definition Source:
IDWR
2
Direct diversion from the Snake River below Milner Dam to where the Snake River leaves Idaho below Homedale
Definition Source:
IDWR
3
Direct diversion from the Snake River from where the Snake River reenters Idaho near Weiser, to Lewiston.
Definition Source:
IDWR
11
Bear River and Bear Lake
Definition Source:
IDWR
13
Bear River below Alexander Reservoir
Definition Source:
IDWR
15
Malad River
Definition Source:
IDWR
17
Deep Creek
Definition Source:
IDWR
21
Henry's Fork
Definition Source:
IDWR
22
Teton River
Definition Source:
IDWR
23
Palisades Reservoir/Upper Snake River
Definition Source:
IDWR
24
Salt River
Definition Source:
IDWR
25
Willow Creek
Definition Source:
IDWR
27
Blackfoot River
Definition Source:
IDWR
29
Portneuf River
Definition Source:
IDWR
31
Camas Creek/Mud Lake
Definition Source:
IDWR
32
Medicine Lodge Creek/Birch Creek
Definition Source:
IDWR
33
Little Lost River
Definition Source:
IDWR
34
Big Lost River
Definition Source:
IDWR
35
American Falls area north of the Snake River
Definition Source:
IDWR
36
Jerome and Hagerman areas north of the Snake River
Definition Source:
IDWR
37
Big Wood River/Malad River/Little Wood River
Definition Source:
IDWR
41
Rock Creek
Definition Source:
IDWR
43
Raft River
Definition Source:
IDWR
45
Goose Creek
Definition Source:
IDWR
47
Twin Falls area south of Snake River/Salmon Falls Creek
Definition Source:
IDWR
51
Bruneau River
Definition Source:
IDWR
55
Owyhee River
Definition Source:
IDWR
57
Owyhee Front south of the Snake River
Definition Source:
IDWR
61
Mountain Home area/Canyon Creek north of the Snake River
Definition Source:
IDWR
63
Boise River and area north of the Snake River
Definition Source:
IDWR
65
Payette River
Definition Source:
IDWR
67
Weiser River
Definition Source:
IDWR
69
Hells Canyon area/Wildhorse River
Definition Source:
IDWR
71
Stanley area/Upper Salmon River
Definition Source:
IDWR
72
Challis area/Upper Salmon River
Definition Source:
IDWR
73
Pahsimeroi River
Definition Source:
IDWR
74
Lemhi River
Definition Source:
IDWR
75
Salmon area/North Fork Salmon River/Middle Salmon River
Definition Source:
IDWR
77
Middle Fork Salmon River/Middle Salmon River below Corn Creek to Riggins
Definition Source:
IDWR
78
Little Salmon River
Definition Source:
IDWR
79
Lower Salmon River below Riggins
Definition Source:
IDWR
81
Upper Clearwater River
Definition Source:
IDWR
82
South Fork Clearwater River
Definition Source:
IDWR
83
North Fork Clearwater River
Definition Source:
IDWR
84
Middle Clearwater River
Definition Source:
IDWR
85
Lower Clearwater River
Definition Source:
IDWR
86
Potlatch Creek
Definition Source:
IDWR
87
Palouse River
Definition Source:
IDWR
91
Saint Joe River
Definition Source:
IDWR
92
Saint Maries River
Definition Source:
IDWR
93
Hangman Creek
Definition Source:
IDWR
94
Upper Coeur d'Alene River
Definition Source:
IDWR
95
Lower Couer d'Alene River
Definition Source:
IDWR
96
Pend 'Oreille River
Definition Source:
IDWR
97
Preist River
Definition Source:
IDWR
98
Kootenai River
Definition Source:
IDWR
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
SourceQualifier
Definition:
Qualifier for Source field (ie West Branch, South Fork)
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
TributaryOf
Definition:
Source is tributary to this. Generally no tributary is given for Ground Water source.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
TributaryOfQualifier
Definition:
ifier for Tributary field (ie West Branch, South Fork)
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
SequenceNumber
Definition:
A sequential number by basin.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
SplitSuffix
Definition:
Indicates if a right has been split by change in ownership or transfer of a portion of the right.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
SHAPE_fid
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Basis
Definition:
The pedigree of the WR
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
License
From an existing water right license.
Definition Source:
IDWR
Stautory Claim
Use authorized by IDWR without a license.
Definition Source:
IDWR
Beneficial Use
Historic, unlicensed use that is being verified in the SRBA
Definition Source:
IDWR
Decreed
Approved by an adjudication court or Special Master
Definition Source:
IDWR
Posted Notice
Original appropriator posted a notice at the point of diversion. Prior to requirement for application.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
Status
Definition:
Current status of WR - Active is most reliable info.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
DecreedDate
Definition:
Date WR was decreed in a general or private adjudication.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
RightID
Definition:
Unique computer-generated ID for each water right within each statge or process.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
PriorityDate
Definition:
Date WR was applied for. Used for allocation of water in times of shortage based on the Prior Appropriation Doctrine.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
WRURL
Definition:
URL (Hot Link) to Water Right Report from IDWR's public website
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
WaterDistrictNumber
Definition:
IDWR Administrative Water District number within which water is diverted.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
Source
Definition:
Source of water. Diversion from live flow (ie Ground Water or Surface Water)
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
Owner
Definition:
Current owner of WR. Only one owner is shown in field.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
WaterUseCode
Definition:
IDWR code for a water use
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
TotalAcres
Definition:
For irrigation use only: total acres allowed to be irrigated under the right. If AcreLimit is greater than 0, AcreLimit is the actual amount of irrigation allowed under the WR.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
AcreLimit
Definition:
For irrigation use only: right may be limited to irrigating this amount within a total acreage. Used primarily with rights which have combined use with other rights for a property.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
LargePOU
Definition:
If value is 1, indicates polygon is the service area for an irrigation company or a municipality. If value is 0, polygon is intended to be the actual area of water use.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
PlaceOfUseID
Definition:
Unique computer-generated ID for each POU
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: G-polygon
Count: 1
+ 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:
Layer is complete as of publication date. IDWR may have a Water Right that has not yet had diversions or places of use digitized.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Vertical accuracy report:
N/A
+ Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
Data Source 1
Map scale denominator: Generally 1:24,000.
Media: Digital imagery, GPS, or polygon of legal description
Currentness reference:
publication date
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Places of Use generally digitized from source:

GCDB QQpolygons.
Screen-digitized from GCDB-registered Aerial Photos.
Screen-digitized from USGS 24k DRGs.
GPS locations.
Other agency's data locations.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MT
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E Front St
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Process date: Current
Process Step 2
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
P:\MCiscell\A028_DATA\Metadata\App_POD_metadata.xml
Process Step 3
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
P:\MCiscell\A028_DATA\Metadata\Claim_POD_metadata.xml
Process Step 4
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
P:\MCiscell\A028_DATA\Metadata\Claim_POD_metadata.xml
Process Step 5
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
P:\MCiscell\A028_DATA\Metadata\Permit_POD_metadata.xml
Process Step 6
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
P:\MCiscell\A028_DATA\Metadata\WR_POD_metadata.xml
Process Step 7
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
P:\MCiscell\A028_DATA\Metadata\WR_POD_metadata.xml
Process Step 8
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process date: 20101124 Process time: 09024800
Data Source used
P:\MCiscell\A028_DATA\Metadata\WR_POU_metadata
+ 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 Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E Front St
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20090504
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MT
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E Front St
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Metadata Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
None
Metadata Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the metadata because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classification: Unclassified
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
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