Watershed District Boundaries

Metadata: Watershed District Boundary Data Set, Washington County, Minnesota

Watershed District Boundary Data Set, Washington County, Minnesota

This page last updated: 11/14/2012
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Summary

Originator Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
Abstract This data set contains exterior boundary lines for each Watershed District and Water Management Organization within Washington County. The data set includes an AutoCAD drawing file with attributes and an Arcview shape file for each district, along with a combined drawing file and combined shape file of all districts together.
Browse Graphic None available
Time Period of Content Date Periodically revised
Currentness Reference Any changes to the Watershed District boundaries require the approval of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). If the change is approved, BWSR will file a Change Order. Change Orders are filed with the Secretary of State's Office, as well as with the Washington County Department of Administration. When a Change Order is received, the data set is updated soon thereafter. Therefore, even if the data has a file date that is several years old, the data can be considered accurate to today's date.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The digital map is furnished on an AS IS basis, without any support whatsoever, and without representation or warranty, including but not in any manner limited to fitness, merchantability and completeness. The information is neither a legally recorded map nor a survey and is not intended to be used as one. The data set is a compilation of records, information and data from various city, county, and state offices and other sources and should be used for reference only. No representation is made that the features presented accurately reflect true locations. Washington County or any other entity from which data was obtained assumes no liability for any errors or omissions herein. If discrepancies are found, contact the Washington County Department of Transportation & Physical Development, Survey and Land Management Division.
Distributor Organization Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
Ordering Instructions Send a written request to the distributor identifying the data set required, including the desired media type and file format. Fees are charged for media and handling according to current Washington County policy. All fees must be submitted prior to release of the data.
Online Linkage None available

Full Metadata

Watershed District Boundary Data Set, Washington County, Minnesota

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information
Section 1 Identification Information Top of page
Originator Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
Title Watershed District Boundary Data Set, Washington County, Minnesota
Abstract This data set contains exterior boundary lines for each Watershed District and Water Management Organization within Washington County. The data set includes an AutoCAD drawing file with attributes and an Arcview shape file for each district, along with a combined drawing file and combined shape file of all districts together.
Purpose To provide up to date and accurate watershed district boundaries for Washington County, and to easily allow tracking of changes to the boundaries over time.
Time Period of Content Date Periodically revised
Currentness Reference Any changes to the Watershed District boundaries require the approval of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). If the change is approved, BWSR will file a Change Order. Change Orders are filed with the Secretary of State's Office, as well as with the Washington County Department of Administration. When a Change Order is received, the data set is updated soon thereafter. Therefore, even if the data has a file date that is several years old, the data can be considered accurate to today's date.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data Washington County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -93.017
-92.733
45.300
44.733
Place Keywords Brown's Creek WSD, Carnelian Marine St. Croix WSD, Comfort Lake Forest Lake WSD, Middle St. Croix WMO, Ramsey Washington WSD, Rice Creek WSD, South Washington WSD, Valley Branch WSD
Theme Keywords Watershed District (WSD), Water Management Organization (WMO)
Theme Keyword Thesaurus None
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The digital map is furnished on an AS IS basis, without any support whatsoever, and without representation or warranty, including but not in any manner limited to fitness, merchantability and completeness. The information is neither a legally recorded map nor a survey and is not intended to be used as one. The data set is a compilation of records, information and data from various City, County, and State offices and other sources and should be used for reference only. No representation is made that the features presented accurately reflect true locations. Washington County or any other entity from which data was obtained assumes no liability for any errors or omissions herein. If discrepancies are found, contact the Washington County Department of Transportation & Physical Development, Survey and Land Management Division.
Contact Person Information Chris Neperud, Survey Project Coordinator
Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
Phone: 651-430-6886
FAX: 651-430-6888
E-mail: chris.neperud@co.washington.mn.us
Browse Graphic None available
Browse Graphic File Description None available
Associated Data Sets parcel data, property ownership, tax records, jurisdictional boundaries, administrative and political boundaries, county boundary

Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Attribute information is based on source documentation.
Logical Consistency Each district boundary has been examined for closure and accuracy and compared with adjoining districts.
Completeness The data set is complete for all areas of Washington County that are within a defined Watershed District or Water Management Organization.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Boundaries shown that coincide with hydrological features or those that have generalized definitions with little supporting detail of their location are digitized from rectified digital orthophotographs with 0.5 foot resolution. Boundaries defined as center of main channel on Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers are approximations only, based on USGS Quadrangle maps and/or aerial photographs. All other boundary segments are generated by coordinate geometry based on a framework of accurately located PLSS corner positions. Legal boundary definitions were interpreted and analyzed according to records available and are not based on field survey. The nature of these definitions presents situations where documents of record may not coincide with known ground positions or that their ambiguity makes it difficult to identify precise ground location. As a result, caution is necessary in the use of this data when using it in site specific applications.
Vertical Positional Accuracy N/A
Lineage The exterior boundary of each Watershed District and Water Management Organization is based on the legal description approved by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). All boundary change orders issued since the creation of each District were gathered and analyzed and the boundaries updated as necessary. The boundaries were drawn using AutoCAD software to create the polyline, polygon and attribute information. This data was then exported to create an Arcview shapefile.
Source Scale Denominator 0
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment AutoCAD DWG, Arcview SHP
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data Watersheds
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types shape, polygon, lwpolyline, polyline, point
Tiling Scheme County
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme County Coordinates
Ellipsoid GRS80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Feet
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15E
County Coordinate Zone Identifier 44
Map Projection Name Transverse Mercator
Map Projection Parameters False Northing = 30481.2751 meters
False Easting = 152406.3759 meters
Origin Latitude = 44.7458
Central Meridian = -92.8333
Other Coordinate System's Definition N/A
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview Each district contains a closed polygon with attached attribute data including district name, data creation date, and update dates.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
Publication Date Periodically revised
Contact Person Information Chris Neperud
Survey Project Coordinator
Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
Phone: 651-430-6886
FAX: 651-430-6888
E-mail: chris.neperud@co.washington.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Watershed District Boundaries
Distribution Liability The digital map is furnished on an AS IS basis, without any support whatsoever, and without representation or warranty, including but not in any manner limited to fitness, merchantability and completeness. The information is neither a legally recorded map nor a survey and is not intended to be used as one. The data set is a compilation of records, information and data from various City, County, and State offices and other sources and should be used for reference only. No representation is made that the features presented accurately reflect true locations. Washington County or any other entity from which data was obtained assumes no liability for any errors or omissions herein. If discrepancies are found, contact the Washington County Public Works Department, Survey and Land Management Division.
Transfer Format Name AutoCAD DXF and DWG, ArcGIS
Transfer Format Version Number ArcGIS 10, AutoCAD 2010
Transfer Size Shapefile 0.5 mb, Autocad dwg 3 mb
Ordering Instructions Send a written request to the distributor identifying the data set required, including the desired media type and file format. Fees are charged for media and handling according to current Washington County policy. All fees must be submitted prior to release of the data.
Online Linkage None available
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 11/14/2012
Contact Person Information Chris Neperud, Survey Project Coordinator
Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
Phone: 651-430-6886
FAX: 651-430-6888
E-mail: chris.neperud@co.washington.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 11/14/2012