Florida Springs (2015)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Debra Harrington, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Ground Water Protection Section, Environmental Consultant
Publication_Date: 20160113
Title: Florida Springs (2015)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset contains the best available locations of springs that have had some data collection or field activities or were included in publications by various government entities in the State of Florida. Currently there are 1089 unique spring vents, karst windows and associated sinkholes that are recognized in Florida and are represented in this dataset. This data -Florida Springs (2015) replaces the Springs (2011) in the FDEP GIS library.
Purpose:
The purpose of this layer is to combine available spring (vents, karst windows and sinkholes) station locations and information from many agencies so that it serves to provide the best available spring vent location for each spring. Sinkholes are included if reported by a data provider with their springs data since sinkholes can have important connections to spring vents and act as springs with significant discharge. This layer is intended to be used for mapping purposes, and as a reference to the locations of sites where data collection or field visits have taken place in spring vents. Users of this information are encouraged to provide comments and recommendations for updates.
Supplemental_Information:
The primary sources for this dataset were Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Springs Combined Database (GGWIS), online springs station inventories maintained by the State of Florida's Water Management Districts, data downloads from GWIS, STORET, USGS, and the Florida Geological Survey's Bulletin 31 and 66 Springs of Florida publications.
FDEP has revised the magnitude classification system to report the recent magnitude for individual vents in addition to combined discharge from FDEP spring groups.
FDEP revised classification system (Harrington et al., 2010) also makes it possible to identify those springs that may stop flowing on an intermittent or permanent basis. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) SPRING MAGNITUDE DEFINITIONS shown below differentiate between those springs that may flow once again in the future, depending on aquifer levels and recharge (Magnitude = 0), and those springs that have ceased flowing entirely and are not expected to recover regardless of changes in hydrogeologic and climatic conditions (Magnitude = None).
1st Magnitude - > 100 cubic feet per second (cfs)

2nd Magnitude - >10 - 100 cfs

3rd Magnitude - >1 - 10 cfs

4th Magnitude - >100 gal/min (gallons per minute) - 448 gal/min (1 cfs)

5th Magnitude - >10 to 100 gal/min

6th Magnitude - >1 to 10 gal/min

7th Magnitude - >1 pint to 1 gal/min

8th Magnitude - Equal to or less than 1 pint/min

0 Magnitude - No longer flowing or has intermittent flow but may recover

None - No longer flowing at any time

Unknown - No record of spring discharge available

FDEP Magnitude categories based on Harrington et al., 2010; FDEP FGS Springs of Florida – Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20160113
Currentness_Reference: Date data published in the GIS library
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.317091
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.710158
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.005127
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.809438
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: Florida
Theme_Keyword: Ground Water Protection
Theme_Keyword: Spring vents
Theme_Keyword: Springs
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Monitoring and Modeling
Theme_Keyword: Water Resources (Inland)
Theme_Keyword: Water
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Make sure you are familiar with this data before using it for projects or analysis. Every effort has been made to supply the user with data documentation. For additional information, see the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. This data is based on interpretation of available information and should not be construed as legally binding. For additional information, see the References section and the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. FDEP GIS data is provided as a public service. FDEP makes every effort to provide accurate and complete data. Metadata is provided for all datasets and no data should be used without first reading and understanding the limitations of the data. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) provides NO WARRANTY as to the accuracy of this data or any corresponding attributes or metadata. Data is provided in an as is condition, without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including any assurance that the data is fit for a particular purpose. FDEP shall have no liability, in any case, to the use of provided data (including redistribution and reproduction). Full liability, responsibility and consequence relating to the use of provided data rests with the user.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Ground Water Protection Section
Contact_Person: Debra Harrington
Contact_Position: Environmental Consultant
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2600 Blair Stone Rd
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32399-2400
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850-245-8232
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 850-245-8236
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Debra.Harrington@dep.state.fl.us
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Data_Set_Credit:
Appreciation goes to Debra Harrington and Jing Wang, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for compiling and maintaining this dataset from 2003-2016. DEAR GIS staff
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The integrity of the data is as supplied by multiple data providers. An official FDEP Spring Name (SPRING_NAME) and numeric identification number (SPRING_KEY) was permanently assigned to assist in providing a generic naming convention to all Florida springs. Where there was more than one spring in the state with a similar name the county was also included in the spring name. There may be times where the station name (STATION_NAME) is a local name that can be confusing or does not adhere to the official FDEP naming convention.
Completeness_Report:
This dataset contains the best available location for springs that have had some data collection activities in the State of Florida. Currently, 1089 unique spring vents are represented in this dataset.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Spreadsheet named SPRINGS_2015_FINAL_20151231 was submitted to DEAR GIS subsection. Data was converted to a shapefile and submitted to OTIS to be published in DataMiner and MapDirect. This layer will replace the Springs 2011 SDE layer in DataMiner and MapDirect.
Process_Date: 20160111
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data for a new layer obtained from DEAR and published in the GIS library. Florida Springs (2015) replaces the Springs (2011) in the GIS library and MapDirect.
Process_Date: 20160113
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) OTIS/GIS Section
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2600 Blair Stone Rd MS 6520
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32399-2400
Country: US
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GIS.Librarian@dep.state.fl.us

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0001
Planar_Distance_Units: meter
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983 HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: GIS.FWC.springs_fl_point
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATA_SOURCE
Attribute_Definition:
Originator of the information used for part of the records in this dataset.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPRING_KEY
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP generated primary key - computer generated consecutive numbers from spring masterlist.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPRING_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP assigned spring name using a unique statewide naming convention.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_NAME
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_ALIAS
Attribute_Definition: Alternate synonymous station names.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; collected by FDEP GWMS and data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_ID
Attribute_Definition: Unique code to identify station by data provider.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; collected by FDEP GWMS from data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition:
The county assigned to the station. This may not agree with GIS attribution when a water feature is associated with more than one county. The assigned county for springs is based on FDEP bulletin 66 and data provider information.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWSPS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WMD
Attribute_Definition:
State of Florida Water Management Districts. GIS assigned Water Management district using boundary in FDEP GIS library data.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RESOURCE_
Attribute_Definition: Water feature type assigned from standard value list.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_COMMENTS
Attribute_Definition: Any helpful comments about the station.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TIDAL
Attribute_Definition:
Notes about whether the station’s water quality, stage or discharge is influenced by tidal fluctuations.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS or data provider.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_QA
Attribute_Definition:
Notes from the data provider and locational quality assurance (QA) process.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAMPLING_FREQUENCY
Attribute_Definition:
Data provider’s monitoring frequency for the station at the time of compiling station information.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS or data provider.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAGNITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Magnitude is a discharge category based on more recent flow data for the individual spring that may not match historic or group magnitude. FDEP magnitude classification system detailed below is from GWMS publication 2010 springs network monitoring report (Harrington et al 2010). Florida springs classification system and magnitude class was adopted by Florida springs nomenclature committee (FSNC 2003, 2005).
Magnitude is based on the more recent years discharge at an individual vent, Historic Magnitude is assigned or based on discharge from historic years especially prior to 2001. Group Magnitude is based on the early years of the Springs Initiative where some springs were grouped together to form1st magnitude groups for funding purposes.
The Florida Springs Initiative in 2002 recognized 33 First Magnitude Springs and Spring Groups that included karst windows and river rises. The list of these 1st Magnitude Springs and Spring Groups from 2002 can be found in the table with comments in FIRST_MAGNITUDE_GROUP. The FDEP also published a document in 2002 FIRST MAGNITUDE SPRINGS OF FLORIDA (Open File Report 85) that detailed the 1st Magnitude Springs. There is a reference in the MAGNITUDE_COMMENTS for the 1st Magnitude Springs that were specifically named in this publication. More 1st Magnitude Springs have been added since that time and they are found in the MAGNITUDE field.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWSPS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
0 Magnitude - No longer flowing but may recover (may have spring pool)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unknown
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unknown - No record of spring discharge available
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1st Magnitude - > 100 cubic feet per second (cfs)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2nd Magnitude - >10 - 100 cfs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 3rd Magnitude - >1 - 10 cfs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
4th Magnitude - >100 gal/min (gallons per minute) - 448 gal/min (1 cfs)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 5th Magnitude - >10 to 100 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 6th Magnitude - >1 to 10 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 7th Magnitude - >1 pint to 1 gal/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 8th Magnitude - Equal to or less than 1 pint/min
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: None
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: None - No longer flowing at any time (dry spring pool and run)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
2010 FDEP SPRINGS REPORT Magnitude Categories based on FGS Springs of Florida - Bulletin 66 (2004); and Rosenau et al. (1977), p. 4, as adapted from Meinzer (1927), p. 3
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIRST_MAGNITUDE_GROUP
Attribute_Definition:
1st magnitude springs or spring groups that were recognized by Florida spring Initiative in 2002. No groups were formed after that initial list was formalized. Groups were administratively formed and are not necessarily based on hydrological connections. The assigned first magnitude groups or springs have not been updated and some of the individual springs are no longer1st Magnitude. FDEP magnitude classification system detailed below is from GWMS publication 2010 springs network monitoring report (Harrington et al 2010). Florida springs classification system and magnitude class was adopted by Florida Springs Nomenclature Committee (FSNC 2003, 2005).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; notes by FDEP GWMS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HISTORIC_MAGNITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Historic magnitude is the discharge category that can be based on the entire period of record or a portion of the older discharge data. Historical magnitude can also be assigned instead of a calculation on data. Historical magnitude may not match magnitude that is based primarily on more recent data. FDEP magnitude classification system detailed below is from GWMS publication 2010 springs network monitoring report (Harrington et al 2010). Florida springs classification system and magnitude class was adopted by florida springs nomenclature committee (FSNC 2003, 2005). FSNC committee suggested that historic magnitude should be based on discharge data prior to 2001 (FGS special publication no. 52 revised).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; notes by FDEP GWMS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROUP_MAGNITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Group magnitude is based on the historic selection of a group of springs and their combined flow to determine discharge category. The purpose of creating springs groups in the past was to create a combined discharge that would be >100 cfs and qualify as first magnitude. FDEP recognized spring groups were listed in Rosenau et al (1977), Florida springs task force (2000), FDEP FGS ofr85 first magnitude springs of Florida (2002) and FDEP FGS springs of Florida bulletin 66 (2003). There were no FDEP additional combined magnitude groups formed after 2003 so only recognized spring groups should be used. The historic collection of springs in a group does not necessarily indicate hydrologic connections exist. The assigned first magnitude groups or springs have not been updated and some of the individual springs are no longer 1st magnitude. FDEP magnitude classification system detailed below is from gwms publication 2010 springs network monitoring report (Harrington et al 2010). Florida springs classification system and magnitude class was adopted by Florida Springs Nomenclature Committee (FSNC 2003, 2005).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS; FDEP recognized spring groups from Rosenau et al , Florida Springs Task Force (2000), FDEP FGS Open File Report 85 First Magnitude Springs of Florida (2002) AND FDEP FGS Springs of Florida Bulletin 66 (2003).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAGNITUDE_COMMENTS
Attribute_Definition:
Notes from staff regarding magnitude classification and/or discharge information. First magnitude springs or spring groups historically recognized by FDEP have the publication noted.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPRING_CLUSTER
Attribute_Definition:
Group or cluster. Collections of springs that are marked as cluster were not included in the publications for spring groups discussed in GROUP_MAGNITUDE. This does not imply a hydrologic connection exists between springs included in a group or cluster.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS and data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HISTORICAL_CLUSTER
Attribute_Definition:
Group or cluster. Historic collections of springs that are marked as cluster were not included in the publications for spring groups discussed in GROUP_MAGNITUDE. This does not imply a hydrologic connection exists between springs included in a group or cluster.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS and data providers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT_DD
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in Decimal Degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS, DEAR GIS staff and data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON_DD
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in Decimal Degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS, DEAR GIS staff and data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DMS_LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in Degrees Minute Seconds
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS and data providers. Others were calculated by DEAR GIS staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DMS_LONG
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in Degrees Minute Seconds
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS and data providers. Others were calculated by DEAR GIS staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALBERS_X
Attribute_Definition:
X - Coordinate value for Albers equal-area conic projection. Locational data provided in the FDEP custom Albers projection in the HPGN datum.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; Calculated by FDEP GWMS and DEAR GIS staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALBERS_Y
Attribute_Definition:
Y - Coordinate value for Albers equal-area conic projection. Locational data provided in the FDEP custom Albers projection in the HPGN datum.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; Calculated by FDEP GWMS and DEAR GIS staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATUM_ALBERS
Attribute_Definition:
The datum is the measurement system of position for the earth's surface for latitude and longitude. This was used to convert the native lat/long information to Albers. Some datum had to be determined by using one's best judgement in cases where no native datum was provided. Datum used to calculate Albers coordinates - commonly NAD 27, NAD 83, WGS 84. This field contains both best judged upon datum as well as datum from the provider.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS and data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION_METHOD
Attribute_Definition:
The method or mechanism used to obtain the geographic information.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS and data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NATIVE_DATUM
Attribute_Definition:
Datum acquired from data providers. Datum used for latitude and longitude coordinates - commonly used NAD 27, NAD 83, WGS 84.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS and data providers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROUP_NUMBER
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP assigned numbers for scheduling TMDL basin sampling cycles. Each group is a collection of TMDL basins that have the same monitoring and assessment cycle.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP GWMS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TMDL_BASIN
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP TMDL basin consisting of one or more major river basins, i.e., one or more hydrologic unit codes and WBIDS.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WBID
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP assigned waterbody identification numbers for a specific polygon created by FDEP, DEAR staff. These WBIDs are used for TMDL assessments.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PARENT_WBID
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP assigned waterbody identification number for larger polygon that contains many individual WBID polygons created by FDEP dear staff.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WATERBODY_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP assigned waterbody types for each waterbody basin WBID such as spring, stream, estuary. Some WBIDS are assigned an overall waterbody type like stream even though it contains springs.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WATERBODY_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP assigned name for the WBID (waterbody identification numbers) for a specific polygon created by FDEP, DEAR staff. Name may be based on watershed, river basin, spring, or creek.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASS_WBID
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP assigned surface water classification for the WBID (waterbody identification numbers). The classification system is used to establish surface water criteria for waterbodies used that are marine, fresh, agricultural or used for drinking water supply etc. The FDEP water standards section calculates surface water class for individual springs or waterbodies using water quality data such as levels of salinity, chloride and specific conductance. Surface water classification system set forth in FDEP Surface Water rules, and station is assigned by FDEP Watershed Assessment Section based on designated use, data (specific conductance, chloride etc.) for the station and receiving waters (fresh, marine etc) shown below
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: I
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Class I - Potable Water Supplies Fourteen general areas throughout the state including: impoundments and associated tributaries, certain lakes, rivers, or portions of rivers, used as a drinking water supply.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: II
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Class II - Shellfish Propagation or Harvesting
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: III
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Class III - Recreation, Propagation and Maintenance of a Healthy, Well-Balanced Population of Fish and Wildlife
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: IV
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Class IV - Agricultural Water Supplies: Generally located in agriculture areas around Lake Okeechobee.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: V
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Class V - Navigation, Utility and Industrial Use. Currently, there are not any designated Class V bodies of water. The Fenholloway River was reclassified as Class III in 1998.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CHANGES_WBID
Attribute_Definition: FDEP notes about changes to WBIDS.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EDITS_WBID
Attribute_Definition: FDEP notes about edits made to WBIDS.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DISTRICT
Attribute_Definition: FDEP district offices around the state.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PLANNING_UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
FDEP planning unit representing smaller areas in a basin that provide a more detailed geographic basis for evaluating water quality improvement activities- may consist of a HUC or group of WBIDS.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC
Attribute_Definition:
Hydrological unit code representing a polygon based on surface water basins.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY_GIS
Attribute_Definition:
County based solely on the latitude and longitude for a station. County name was assigned by using the county layer in the FDEP GIS library as a spatial reference.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
FDEP Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration; assigned by FDEP DEAR staff.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20160113
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) OTIS/GIS Section
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2600 Blair Stone Rd MS 6520
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32399-2400
Country: US
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GIS.Librarian@dep.state.fl.us
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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