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WATERS A Strategic Resource for Informed Decision Making. WATERS Forum Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC December 7, 2004. Presentation Outline. WATERS Concepts Data Content Supporting informed decision making Custom analyses Core tools Services . WATERS Goals for FY04.

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waters a strategic resource for informed decision making

WATERSA Strategic Resource for Informed Decision Making

WATERS Forum

Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC

December 7, 2004

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • WATERS Concepts
  • Data Content
  • Supporting informed decision making
    • Custom analyses
    • Core tools
    • Services
waters goals for fy04
WATERS Goals for FY04
  • Maximize the use of Enterprise Solutions and reuse of WATERS components
  • Increase WATERS involvement with the Exchange Network
  • Improve quality assurance and metadata documentation
  • Boost application’s functionality
  • Couple the stream network with watersheds and vice versa
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WATERS

NHD

NHD

EPA Enterprise Architecture

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WATERS

WATERS

Users

Data

Services

Applications

(Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental ResultS)

(Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental ResultS)

Reach Address Database

Reach Address Database

National Hydrography Dataset

National Hydrography Dataset

Reach (Stream)

Addresses

Enable

Hydrologic

Queries

Water

Program

Databases

Stream

(Reach)

Addresses

Enable

Hydrologic

Queries

Water

Program

Databases

http://www.epa.gov/waters

http://www.epa.gov/waters

The Cross-Program WATERS Team Provides Support, Training, Coordination and Outreach

within the

EPA Enterprise Architecture

epa s architecture framework

Goals

Business

Data

Applications

Technology

EPA’s Architecture Framework

Strategic Architecture

(Mission, Vision, Goals, Perf Measures)

Federal Business Architecture

(BRM, Cross Agency E-Gov, Pres Mngt Agenda)

STAKEHOLDER

SECURITY

EPA Business Architecture

(Processes, Functions)

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

GEOSPATIAL

DATABASES

Data Architecture

(Data Entities, Data Classes, Data Flows)

Applications Architecture

(Applications, Interfaces, Information Flows)

Technology Architecture

(Locations, Networks, Infrastructure, Standards)

Business Domains

Environmental Info

Research & Development

Administrative Systems

Enterprise Wide

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What is the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)?

  • A framework dataset that includes:
    • Hydrographic features for making maps
    • A national stream addressing system
    • A modeling network for navigating
    • upstream/downstream
    • A maintenance infrastructure
  • Data and information available at http://nhd.usgs.gov

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What are NHD Reaches?

Watershed 02050701

Watershed 02050701 contains 3 NHD reaches:

- 02050701000001

- 02050701000002

- 02050701000003

which provide the framework for reach (stream) addresses in the same manner that streets do for street addresses

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Let’s Talk Data!

data accessible through waters
Data Accessible Through WATERS
  • Impaired Waters
  • Water Quality Standards
  • Assessed Waters
  • Beaches
  • Sewage No Discharge Zones
  • Nutrient Stations
  • Fish Consumption Advisories
  • Water Quality Stations
  • National Estuary Programs
  • Permitted Dischargers
  • Nonpoint Source Projects
  • Drinking Water Intakes
  • Drinking Water Wells
  • Source Water Areas
  • Clean Watershed Needs
  • Special Appropriations Projects
  • USGS Gaging Stations
  • USGS Time-of-Travel Studies
  • Linked to the NHD
  • Not linked to the NHD
tools for linking your data to the nhd
Tools for Linking Your Datato the NHD
  • WebRIT (Internet-based)
    • PCS-CWNS facility identifier reconciliation
    • CWS-WQS reach indexing and program database QAQC
    • Stormwater Electronic Notice of Intent (eNOI) through Central Data Exchange (CDX)
    • 8 programs now implemented
  • Indexing Service in FY05
    • ‘Snaps’ lat/long to nearest point on nearest reach
  • Reach Indexing Tool (RIT) (ArcView-based)
data standards and data exchange
Data Standards and Data Exchange
  • Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) hydrology framework data exchange standard
  • National Environmental Information Exchange Network (NEIEN) challenge grant to Minnesota
  • Conversion of USGS NHD repository to Geodatabase technology (NHDGeo)
supporting informed decisions
Supporting Informed Decisions

Program integration based upon hydrography

  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Congressional Report
  • Jurisdictional Waters policy analysis
  • Clean Watersheds Needs Survey
  • Water Quality Standards at Drinking Water Intakes
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Water Quality Standards & Community Water Systems

  • Supports two Strategic Measures
  • Requires coordination among Regional and State Water Quality Standards (WQS) and Source Water Protection (SWP) staffs
  • Additional program benefits
    • Assists population of the Water Quality Standards Database (WQSDB)
    • Improves data quality through validation by states and regions
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WQS-CWS & WATERS

  • Facilitating coordination among Regional & State Water Quality Standards & Source Water Protection staffs
  • Checking WQS Designated Use(s) at the intake stream location
askwaters version 1 0
AskWATERS (Version 1.0)!
  • Additions to query library
    • Clean Water Needs Survey facilities on Impaired Waters and Special Appropriations Projects
    • Designated Uses at Drinking Water Intakes
    • More strategic measures (planned)
  • Analysis-related metadata
askwaters metadata
AskWATERS Metadata
  • Purpose
    • To give enough information to gauge the quality and currency of the data displayed in the reports.
  • Features
    • Report Descriptions
    • Program System Descriptions
    • Statement of Data Currency (national or state)
    • Statement of NHD Indexing (national or state)
waters rad is an enterprise data resource
WATERS RADis an Enterprise Data Resource
  • Drinking Water Mapping Application (OW)
  • EnviroMapper for Tribes (OW)
  • Window to My Environment (OEI)
  • TRI Facility Siting Locator (OEI, OPPTS)
  • NEPAssist (OEI, Region 2)
  • Airquest (OAQPS)
  • Environmental Justice Assessment (OEJ)
  • EnviroMapper for Brownfields (OSWER)
  • Cleanups in My Community (OSWER)
  • CERCLIS Site Locator (OSWER)
  • EnviroMapper for Compliance (OSWER)
  • Waste Management Facility Siting (OSWER)
waters services
WATERS Services
  • Map services
  • Download
  • Identify
  • Openlink
  • Total WATERS
  • Up/Downstream
waters map services
WATERS Map Services
  • ArcIMS Services
    • 2 Image
    • 2 Feature
  • NHD Layers
  • EPA Water Program
  • Features
  • Reference Layers
waters download service
WATERS Download Service
  • Water Program Features from the RAD
  • One shape file for each Program in a single ZIP file
  • By state or cataloging unit
  • Includes FGDC metadata
challenges
Challenges!
  • Establish an equitable funding solution for delivering computationally intensive shared services. (Eliminate WCF disincentive for providing web services)
  • Deploy an Enterprise Identity Management Solution in FY 05
  • Establish a functional shared development environment for the Agency
enhancing the waters framework with nhd plus
Enhancing the WATERS Frameworkwith NHD-Plus!
  • NHD
    • Hydrographic features for making maps
    • A national stream addressing system
    • A modeling network for navigating upstream/downstream
    • A maintenance infrastructure
  • NHD-Plus
    • More names
    • Value-added attributes
    • NHD reach catchments with attributes
    • Flow volume and velocity
    • Flow grids
the big one that didn t get away
The Big One that Didn’t Get Away!

Lake Chargoggagoggman-Chauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

Official short form “Lake Chaubunagungamaug” in EnviroMapper

value added attributes
Value-Added Attributes

Analysis

Display

Navigation

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Generalization

Hydrologic Sequence Number

Strahler Stream Order

elevation based nhd catchments
Elevation-based NHD Catchments
  • Based upon the integration of the:
    • NHD
    • National Elevation Dataset (NED)
    • Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD)
  • Catchment attributes:
    • Precipitation
    • Temperature
    • Elevations
    • Slope
    • Land Cover
    • etc
flow volume and velocity
Flow Volume and Velocity
  • The Goals:
    • Catchments for every NHD reach to tie overland flow to the network
    • Enhance NHD with elevation-derived attributes such as slope
    • Improved velocity estimates based upon new Time of Travel database
    • Estimate stream flow volume (mean annual) and velocity Enable NHD-based SPARROW, Time-of-Travel models
  • The Team:
    • EPA
    • USGS Mapping and Water Disciplines
    • U of Texas
assessing recovery potential of impaired waters
Assessing Recovery Potential of Impaired Waters
  • Joint OW/ORD project
  • Recovery potential: the likelihood of an impaired water to reattain Water Quality Standards, given its ecological capacity to regain lost functions, its exposure to stressors, and its social context.
  • Opportunity to consider landscape factors related to recovery potential within drainage areas and stream corridors, using GIS
assessing recovery potential of impaired waters cont d
Assessing Recovery Potential of Impaired Waters (cont’d)

Some Implications of this Project:

  • Over 800 impaired (303d-listed) streams in Illinois, yet their exact watersheds are not delineated; this stumbling block prevents rapid, statewide GIS assessment in routine water program planning.
  • There are tens of thousands of similar waters nationally.
  • Availability of good drainage area delineations/tools removes an obstacle to statewide comparative spatial assessments such as recovery potential screening.
water modeling for the incident commander icwater
Partners

US Forest Service

Technical Support Working Group (TSWG)

DTRA

EPA

USGS

Water sources are vulnerable

Preparedness will reduce consequences to the public of an attack

Incident Commanders need timely information to act effectively

Tool will provide ICs critical information when they need it

Water Modeling for the Incident Commander (ICWater)
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Spill Site

ICWater

Downstream

Trace

ow is covered with waters
OW is Covered with WATERS
  • Immediate Office
  • Management & Operations Staff
  • Communications Team
  • Water Policy Staff
  • Resource Management Staff
  • American Indian Environmental Office
  • Office of Wetlands Oceans & Watersheds
  • Assessment & Watershed Protection Division
  • Oceans & Coastal Protection Division
  • Wetlands Division
  • Office of Wastewater Management
  • Municipal Support Division
  • Water Permits Division
  • Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water
  • Water Security Division
  • Drinking Water Protection Division
  • Standards & Risk Management Division
  • Office of Science & Technology
  • Engineering & Analysis Division
  • Health & Ecological Criteria Division
  • Standards & Health Protection Division
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Endangered Species: An Example Potential Use of NHD in Pesticide Risk Assessments

  • The Office of Pesticide Programs is exploring the use of the NHD and value-added attributes in a variety of applications related to pesticide risk assessments.
  • In this example, NHD navigation tools are combined with the NLCD and NHD catchments (Thiessen-based) to estimate the direct and indirect effects of agricultural pesticide use on endangered aquatic species.
  • Figure 1 shows Percent Cropped Area (PCA) calculated for each NHD catchment.
  • Figure 2 shows NHD stream segments rated based on measurements of agricultural intensity. Red represents direct affects, and yellow, the indirect effects of agricultural pesticide use.

Figure 2

Figure 1

usgs water district nhd rollout
USGS Water District NHD Rollout
  • 25,000 gages linked to NHD
  • Gage drainage areas with attributes
  • NHD with linked water program data
  • NHD Plus (as it becomes available)
  • Recognized federal and state partner in the field
usgs nawqa sparrow modeling
USGS NAWQA SPARROW Modeling
  • Original USGS SPARROW (Spatially Referenced Regressions on Watershed Attributes) water quality models based upon Reach File Version 1 (RF1) 1:500,00-scale
  • Success of EPA-funded NHD-based New England SPARROW model (at right) has motivated plan to conduct similar modeling for several USGS NAWQA study areas during 05/06
usgs streamstats
USGS StreamStats
  • Web application StreamStats that greatly reduces the time needed to estimate streamflow statistics for ungaged sites and to make published streamflow statistics for USGS data-collection stations easily accessible
  • Based upon state-specific regression equations
  • Supports TMDLs
training and outreach
Training and Outreach
  • Cross-program coordination role
    • Headquarters team
    • Regions
    • State/Tribal partners
  • On-site training to HQ, Region & State clients
  • On-line tutorials for applications including video!
  • Comprehensive technical support
    • waters_support@epa.gov
    • 1-800-844-0638
summary
Summary
  • WATERS framework improving
  • More data available, more analyses possible, with greater access
  • Enabling Informed Decision-Making