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Oceans and Estuaries

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Coastal Waters (1983)Formerly titled Coastline (1983). Coastal Waters and coastline for RI and nearby CT and MA including Narragansett Bay. Although this dataset was created in 1993, the source data used to create this date date from 1983 and earlier. 09/1993
coastline.zip (0.3 MB) SHP
Coastal Waters (2014)Coastal Waters and coastline of Rhode Island and neighboring CT, MA, and NY. Primarily useful creating cartographic effects, e.g. masking out offshore areas. 03/2014
cstlWaters14.zip (1.9 MB) SHP
Fishing and Boating AccessPublic fishing or boating access areas owned or maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Includes boat ramps, small craft launch areas, and shore fishing access areas on Rhode Island fresh and salt water bodies. 08/2012
fishBoatAcc12.zip (0.1 MB) SHP
Marine and Estuarine Waters: RI Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report 2012Vector polygon data representing Rhode Island Marine and Estuarine Waters included in the State's Integrated Water Quality and Assessment Report required under provisions of the US Clean Water Act. 06/2013
estuaries_IWQMA12.zip (2 MB) SHP
Narragansett Bay Estuarine and Marine Wetlands Trends AnalysisA trend analysis of estuarine and marine wetlands in Narragansett Bay and their 500-foot upland buffer delineated from 1990s era true color aerial photography and 1950s era black and white aerial photography. 10/2004
nbay_trend.zip (0.3 MB) SHP
Narragansett Bay Estuarine HabitatEelgrass beds, estuarine and marine wetlands in Narragansett Bay delineated from 1996 true color aerial photography. 04/2003
nbaywet_e00.zip (0.2 MB) E00;
nbaywet_shp.zip (2.7 MB) SHP
RI CRMC - Coastal Water Use TypeVector polygon representations of all RI Water Subject to CRMC Regulation as described in the Publication "The State of Rhode Island, Coastal Resources Management Program, As Amended" (aka, The Redbook). 04/2008
crmcwt08.zip (0.1 MB) SHP
South Coast Estuarine HabitatEelgrass beds, estuarine and marine wetlands for Rhode Island’s southern coastal areas delineated as polygon features from 1999 true color aerial photography. 04/2003
cstlwet_e00.zip (3.7 MB) E00;
cstlwet_shp.zip (5.2 MB) SHP
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (2006)Submerged aquatic vegetation habitats in Rhode Island Narragansett Bay coastal waters. Habitat classes include eelgrass and a few types of algae. Interpreted from August 2006 orthophotography collected on behalf of the RI Eelgrass Mapping Task Force, also available from RIGIS. 05/2013
SAV06.zip (0.1 MB) SHP
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (2009)Eelgrass and widgeon grass habitats in several Rhode Island coastal ponds. Interpreted from July 2009 orthophotography collected on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, not currently available from RIGIS. 05/2013
SAV09.zip (0.1 MB) SHP
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (2012)Eelgrass and widgeon grass habitats in Rhode Island coastal waters, including coastal ponds and Narragansett Bay. Interpreted from June 2012 orthophotography collected on behalf of the RI Eelgrass Mapping Task Force, also available from RIGIS. 05/2013
SAV12.zip (0.8 MB) SHP

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