Geographic Information
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
Description Spatial Data Structure Data Quality Data Source Data Distribution Metadata
+ Resource Description
Information used to reference the data.
Title: waterbanks
Originators: Idaho Department of Water Resorces
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, ID, USA
Publication date: Unknowwn
Data type: vector digital data
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
The Water Supply Bank is a water exchange market operated by the Water Board to assist marketing of water rights to natural flow water or water stored in Idaho reservoirs.
Water users who in any given year have rights to more water than they require can put the excess stored water or natural flow rights that will not be used in the Bank. From there, the water can be sold or leased to people who do not have enough to meet their needs. This system helps make excess water available to other users for such things as irrigation or other authorized uses. Water Bank water also has proven valuable by providing stored water for downstream salmon recovery efforts. This Water Bank approach helps put the maximum amount of water to beneficial use. Water in the Bank involves two distinct categories of water: The first is natural flow water. This generally involves rights to surface water diverted from a river, stream or groundwater. The Board directly controls the sale or rental of water covered under natural flow water rights. The second is stored water, that is water stored in "rental pools" in reservoirs. There are currently four rental pools operated by local committees appointed by the Board in Idaho. They involve water from the Snake River upstream from Milner Dam near Burley (including a separate bank operated by the Sho-Ban Tribes), the Boise River and the Payette River.
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Person: Linda Davis
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Address type: mailing
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
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20150220
Currentness reference:
Ground condition
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.
Keyword thesaurus: ESRI Geography Network Thesaurus
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
none that I'm aware of
Use constraints:
none that I'm aware of
+ 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 -117.104060 (longitude)
East -110.898299 (longitude)
North 45.236241 (latitude)
South 42.057718 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
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 waterbanks
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
+ Data Quality and Accuracy Information
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).
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Data were collected using methods that have unknown accuracy (EPA National Geospatial Data Policy [NGDP] Accuracy Tier 10). For more information, please see EPA's NGDP at
+ 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:
Dataset copied.
Process Step 2
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Process date: 20110204
+ Data Distribution Information
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
Address type: mailing
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
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Network address:
Network resource name:
Fees: To be determined at time of order
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20110204
Future metadata review date: 20150204
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Geospatial Technology
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Address type: mailing
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.
Instructions: On the top of the page, click on the title of the dataset to toggle opening and closing of all metadata content sections or click section links listed horizontally below the title to open individual sections. Click on a section name (e.g. Description) to open and close section content. Within a section, click on a item name (Status, Key Words, etc.) to open and close individual content items. By default, the Citation information within the Description section is always open for display.
Download: FGDC Plus Stylesheet is available from the ArcScripts downloads at