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SurfaceWater Source Protection Areas (SPAs)

Metadata Updated: February 9, 2024

Source Protection Area (SPA) boundaries have been located on RF 24000 & RF 25000 scale USGS topographic maps by Water Supply Division (DEC) and VT Dept of Health (historical) personnel. Buffered SPAs are based on the point location of the water source(s) Refer to the SOURCE coverage documentation file for information on data sources used.This GIS layer consists of the geographic location of the Source Protection Areas for active and inactive Public Community and Non-Transient Non-Community for surface water intakes labeled by the Water System Identification Number (WSID) and source number (i.e. WL001 or IN002). The SPA generally consists of a buffer around the upstream river and tributaries and watershed boundary. The source locations are drawn from the State Drinking Water database (SDWIS). The water sources are surface water intakes on lakes or rivers that predate regulations developed in the 1970s to new sources under review now.For information regarding attributes of Public Water Source feature layers, please download the:Public Water Sources Data Dictionaryupdate 06/17/2022 - join issue fixed that caused some features to fail. 

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than License: Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

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Metadata Created Date September 2, 2022
Metadata Updated Date February 9, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from Vermont Open Geodata Portal

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date September 2, 2022
Metadata Updated Date February 9, 2024
Publisher Dept of Environmental Conservation, Water Resource Section
Data First Published 2016-10-12T20:06:46.000Z
Data Last Modified 2016-10-12T00:00:00.000Z
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Categories Boundaries, Environmental
Harvest Object Id 7d466928-6028-403f-ad0d-09148e330914
Harvest Source Id 24b4ec67-cad4-4235-b8af-afaa3907ff2e
Harvest Source Title Vermont Open Geodata Portal
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -73.3948,42.7655,-71.8701,45.0010
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash e1c35e352812ac69ec50bba6941fe4b9860219b6c3ad9f28e56d08c41c101ab0
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": -73.3948, 42.7655, -73.3948, 45.0010, -71.8701, 45.0010, -71.8701, 42.7655, -73.3948, 42.7655}

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