USGS Streamgage NHDPlus Version 1 Basins 2011

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This dataset represents 19,031 basin boundaries and their streamgage locations for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) active and historical streamgages from the published dataset of Stewart and others (2006) and its subsequent updates (D.W. Stewart, USGS, written commun., 2011). Only the basin boundaries that were delineated within 15 percent of the basin area reported in the National Water Information System (NWIS) were included in this dataset. This dataset only includes streamgage basins in the lower 48 states and not in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. The basin boundaries and streamgage locations are provided in 18 shapefiles separated by 2-digit Hydrologic Unit Code. The USGS streamgage station's identification number attached to each delineated polygon can be linked to the attribute data found in Stewart and others (2006). The delineated watersheds were made from digital elevation models found in the NHDPlus data suite (version 1, 2006) and based on gage locations provided by Stewart and others (2006). These basins have been used in several USGS studies such as James Falcone's "GAGES-II: Geospatial Attributes of Gages for Evaluating Streamflow" (2011) and Xiaodong Jian and others, "WaterWatch-Maps, Graphs, and Tables of Current, Recent, and Past Streamflow Conditions " (2008).

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Metadata Date August 17, 2010
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 830-20-12 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 17, 2010
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 830-20-12 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Maryland-Delaware Water Science Center (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: These basins have been used in several USGS studies such as James Falcone's "GAGES-II: Geospatial Attributes of Gages for Evaluating Streamflow" (2011) and Xiaodong Jian and others "WaterWatch-Maps, Graphs, and Tables of Current, Recent, and Past Streamflow Conditions " (2008). The USGS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of these data, based on the description of appropriate/inappropriate uses described in this metadata document. It is strongly recommended that these data be directly acquired from the distributor and not indirectly through other sources that may have changed the data in some way. These data should not be used at scales greater than 1:24,000 for the purpose of identifying hydrographic watershed boundary feature locations. The USGS makes no claims for the data's suitability for other purposes. The USGS should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data. The dataset is public information and may be interpreted by all organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on needs; however, they are responsible for the appropriate application of the data. Files are dated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data from the source distributor. Basin boundaries are based on the published locations of "USGS Streamgages Linked to the Medium Resolution NHD" (Stewart and others, 2006)., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -66.010949
Bbox North Lat 48.632201
Bbox South Lat 40.158460
Bbox West Long -73.905846
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Licence Although this dataset has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data and related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data, software, or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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