Appendix B Watershed Data and Information on the Internet
Information of interest to watershed managers, researchers, and the general public is available free of charge on the Internet through World Wide Web. The number of Web sites that address watershed issues and information is so great that it is impossible to provide a complete catalog. The purpose of this appendix is to provide a brief list of sites representing examples of the types of information available. Links embedded within these sites allow the user to access other related sites. The following list includes sites that are primarily data sources as well as examples of sites maintained by watershed management agencies from the local to the national level. All the sites were active as of September 30, 1998.
Examples Of Federal Sites—Agencies
Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center: http://www.wrchec.usace.army.mil/.
Bureau of Land Management Geospatial Homepage: http://www-a.blm.gov/gis/.
Environmental Protection Agency, Surf Your Watershed (a major data source): http://www.epa.gov/Surf.
Environmental Protection Agency, Watershed Program: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (watershed data and technical information): http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/NRCSProg.html.
Pacific Northwest Bureau of Reclamation, Dams, Facilities, Electrical Power: http://www.pn.usbr.gov/dam/index.html.
National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (climate data by states): http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/USclimate/states.fast.html.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Earth Observing System, including normalize differentiated vegetation index and land biosphere images: http://xtreme.gsfc.nasa.gov.
Examples of Federal Sites—Geographic Information System Data
Geological Survey National Geospatial Data Clearing House: http://nsdi.usgs.gov/nsdi/pages/nsdi004.html.
National Spatial Data Infrastructure: http://fgdc.er.usgs.gov.
U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrologic Unit Boundary Maps: http://water.usgs.gov/public/GIS
U.S. Geological Survey Water, Land, and Population Data: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getgislist
Examples of Federal Sites—Economic And Social Data
Bureau of the Census, Demographic and Business Data: http://www.census.gov.
Federal Reserve Bank System, Economic Data, Northern Plains Example: http://woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us.
Regional Economic Data, Upper Mid-West Example: http://www.frbchi.org/econinfo/midwest_econ/midwest_econ.html.
Regional Economic Data, Links to all Regions of the Country: http://www.woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us/info/sys/banks.html.
Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Links to Databases and GIS: http://www.bts.gov.
Securities Exchange Commission, Corporation Data for Companies with Public Stock: http://www.sec.gov.
Examples of Federal Sites—Remote Sensing Imagery
Central Intelligence Agency Satellite Imagery: http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/dclass/dclass.html.
Geological Survey EROS Data Center: http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/eros-home.html.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Space Platform Imagery: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov.
Examples of Federal Sites—Physical Environmental Data
Agricultural Research Service Water Data Base, Precipitation and Streamflow Data from Experimental Watersheds: http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov/arswater.html.
Geological Survey Real Time and Historical Stream Flow, Water Quality, Water Use Data: http://h2o.usgs.gov.
Geological Survey National Stream Quality Accounting Network: http://water.usgs.gov/public/nasqan.
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Guide and Links to Federal Data Bases for Environmental Information: http://www.esdim.noaa.gov.
National Climatic Data Center: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov.
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Information Services Links to Data Bases: http://esdim.noaa.gov.
Examples of Federal Sites—Basic References
Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov.
Federal Laws: http://www.legal.gsa.gov.
Examples of State-Based Sites
California Watershed Projects Inventory: http://ice.ucdavis.edu/California_Watershed_Projects_Inventory.
Environmental and Natural Resources Data for Nebraska: http://www.calmit.unl.edu/calmit.html.
Links to Online Iowa Digital Cartographic and Environmental Data: http://www.cgrer.uiowa.edu/iowa-environment/Iowa-environment.html.
Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA): http://www.pasda.psu.edu.
Examples of Watershed-Based Sites
Great Lakes Information Network: http://www.great-lakes.net.
Verde River Watershed Association: http://www.verde.org.
St. Johns River Watershed: http://www.riverpage.com.
Examples of Other Sites with Data and Maps Useful to Watershed Managers and Researchers
Watershed Maps for the entire United States: http://water.usgs.gov/nsdi/usgswrd/huc2m.html.
American Planning Association, Policy and Organizational Data by State: www.planning.org/plnginfo/growsmar/gsindex.html.
Know Your Watershed Program: http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/cgi-bin/KYW.exe.
High-Resolution Infra-Red Imagery for Weather and Climate: http://ssec.wisc.edu/data/.
Hydrologic Links: http://www.us.net/adept/links.html.