STORET Water Quality Monitoring Stations

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), NJDEP Bureau of Freshwater Biological Monitoring
Publication_Date: 200508
Title: STORET Water Quality Monitoring Stations
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJDEP Bureau of Freshwater Biological Monitoring
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/digidownload/zips/statewide/storet.zip>
Description:
Abstract:
The STORET data maintains the locations of water quality monitoring stations from NJDEP's NJ STORET (Modernized) database. A station is a location at which a data collection event takes place, such a collection of a field sample, measurement of field parameters or evaluation of environmental habitats. NJ STORET maintains NJDEP's water quality monitoring data from January 1, 1999 to the present. Note: water quality monitoring data sampled prior to this date is stored in EPA's Legacy STORET database.
Purpose:
The STORET GIS layer was generated to support water quality analysis in NJDEP, and public access through data download and web-based interactive mapping applications (i-MapNJ).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200508
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Twice a year
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.555974
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.909995
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.351910
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.901359
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: STORET
Theme_Keyword: water quality
Theme_Keyword: monitoring
Theme_Keyword: sampling
Theme_Keyword: stations
Theme_Keyword: database
Theme_Keyword: water
Theme_Keyword: surface water
Theme_Keyword: ground water
Theme_Keyword: groundwater
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
Data Distribution Agreement (NJDEP) Agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the following:

I. Description of Data to be Provided

The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions:

Subject Data Layers

For all data contained herein, (NJDEP) makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.

II. Terms of Agreement

1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs.

2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying Data Dictionary and Readme files. Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.

3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data.

4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer:

"This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized."

5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work.

Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.

Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/digidownload/images/statewide/storet.gif>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: image
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: No tests conducted.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No specific tests conducted but creators are 90 percent sure of data accuracy.
Completeness_Report:
Data records with 'DEMOTEST' for ORG_ID (Organization ID) were filtered out and removed to leave only New Jersey data.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Coordinates obtained with GPS are accurate within 50 feet. However, many points are located on bridges, while the actual sampling location may be up to 300 feet upstream or downstream of the GPS position. Leaf cover or steep slopes usually prevented the collection of GPS coordinates at the actual, in-stream location.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: n/a
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Originator: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Storage and Retrieval (STORET)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJDEP
Source_Scale_Denominator: unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: database
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20031126
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: STORET
Source_Contribution:
GIS layer was derived from the STATIONS data view from the NJ STORET database.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The NJ STORET Oracle database maintains a STATIONS dataview which contains relevant information on each station that has been created in the database for the purposes of storing monitoring data. Each station's location is represented in the dataview with Latitude and Longitude values in decimal degrees. Using ArcInfo 8.2, a feature class was created from the STATIONS view, which was then projected to the NJ State Plane Coordinate System, NAD83.
Process_Date: 20031126
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data updated
Process_Date: 200508

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 3245

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2900
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999900
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -74.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 38.833333
False_Easting: 492125.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.003281
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.003281
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: storet
Entity_Type_Definition: STORET Water Quality Monitoring Stations
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
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: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ID
Attribute_Definition: Record ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TSMSTATN_I
Attribute_Definition: Unique ID for station
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORG_ID
Attribute_Definition: Organization ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 21NJDEP1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NJDEP monitoring
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION
Attribute_Definition: Station number
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION_NA
Attribute_Definition: Station name
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PRIMARY_TY
Attribute_Definition: Primary station type
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Canal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Canal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Estuary
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Estuary
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lake
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Lake
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Ocean
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ocean
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Reservoir
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Reservoir
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: River/Stream
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: River/Stream
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Well
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Well
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SECONDARY_
Attribute_Definition: Secondary station type
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Transport
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Transport
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition: Y coordinate value in decimal degrees (North)
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
X coordinate value in decimal degrees (negative sign indicates West)
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition: State in which the station falls
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NEW JERSEY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State of New Jersey
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County in which the station falls
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: New Jersey County Name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC_CODE
Attribute_Definition: Hydrologic unit code - 8 character
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Hydrologic unit code - 8 character
Codeset_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Hydrologic unit code name - name assigned to cataloging unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Hydrologic unit code name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RF1_SEG
Attribute_Definition: EPA Reach file version 1 segment designation
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: EPA Reach file version 1 segment designation
Codeset_Source: EPA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RF1_MILES
Attribute_Definition: EPA Reach file 1 river mile
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ON_REACH
Attribute_Definition: Indicates if the station is on or off the RF1_SEG
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Y
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RF1_NAME
Attribute_Definition: EPA Reach file version 1 reach name
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: EPA Reach file version 1 reach name
Codeset_Source: EPA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NRCS_ID
Attribute_Definition: Natural Resource Conservation Service watershed ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: Natural Resource Conservation Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Natural Resource Conservation Service id
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAL_ID
Attribute_Definition: Native American Land code
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Native American Land code
Codeset_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAL_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Native American Land name
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Native American Land code
Codeset_Source: NJDEP

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/OIRM/BGIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 401 East State Street
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-777-0672
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 292-7900
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisnet@dep.state.nj.us
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability: See "Use Constraints"
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: AVSHP
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 8.x
File_Decompression_Technique: WinZip
Transfer_Size: 0.087
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/stateshp.html>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: none
Recording_Format: n/a
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050819
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Paul Morton
Contact_Organization: NJDEP Bureau of Freshwater Biological Monitoring
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist 1
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: PO Box 427 35 Arctic Parkway
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 292-0427
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1095
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Paul.Morton@dep.state.nj.us
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
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Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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