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WAECY - Municipal Stormwater Permit Areas
(from Washington State Open Data)
on February 20, 2015.
updated 5 days ago.
This dataset was created to geographically outline Municipal Stormwater Permit Area boundaries Phase I and Phase II. The Phase I permit regulates discharges from municipal separate storm sewers owned or operated by Clark, King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties, and the cities of Seattle and Tacoma. The Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit rule extends the coverage of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to certain "small" municipal separate stormwater sewer systems (MS4s). This dataset incorporates 2013 updates to combined incorporated City boundaries and unincorporated Urban Growth Areas (UGA) as defined by the Growth Management Act.<div><br /></div><div>For more information, contact Christina Kellum, Washington State Department of Ecology GIS Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-407-6088.<br /></div>
WAECY - Ecoregions
(from Washington State Open Data)
on October 11, 2013.
updated 3 months ago.
Ecoregions by state were extracted from the seamless national shapefile. Ecoregions denote areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources. They are designed to serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, management, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components. These general purpose regions are critical for structuring and implementing ecosystem management strategies across federal agencies, state agencies, and nongovernment organizations that are responsible for different types of resources within the same geographical areas. The approach used to compile this map is based on the premise that ecological regions can be identified through the analysis of patterns of biotic and abiotic phenomena, including geology, physiography, vegetation, climate, soils, land use, wildlife, and hydrology. The relative importance of each characteristic varies from one ecological region to another. A Roman numeral hierarchical scheme has been adopted for different levels for ecological regions. Level I is the coarsest level, dividing North America into 15 ecological regions. Level II divides the continent into 52 regions (Commission for Environmental Cooperation Working Group, 1997). At Level III, the continental United States contains 104 regions whereas the conterminous United States has 84 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2005). Level IV ecoregions are further subdivisions of Level III ecoregions. Methods used to define the ecoregions are explained in Omernik (1995, 2004), Omernik and others (2000), and Gallant and others (1989).<br /><br />For more information, contact Dan Saul, Washington State Department of Ecology GIS Manager, <a href="mailto:email@example.com?subject=Urban%20Growth%20Areas" target="_blank">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> or 360-407-6419.<br />
WAECY - EIM Locations
(from WAECY Feature Services)
on December 25, 2015.
updated over 1 year ago.
<p>The Environmental Information Management System (EIM) is the Department of Ecology's main database for environmental monitoring data. EIM contains records on physical, chemical, and biological analyses and measurements. Supplementary information about the data (metadata) is also stored, including information about environmental studies, monitoring locations, and data quality. Data in EIM is collected by Ecology or on behalf of Ecology by environmental contractors - and by Ecology grant recipients, local governments, and volunteers.</p> <p>EIM Locations is a point feature service representing the monitoring locations from EIM. The locations consist of both surface locations for monitoring air, water, and habitat and wells for monitoring ground water. This feature service queries directly the EIM publication database which is updated nightly from the production transactional database.</p><p>GIS Metadata: <a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/environment/eimlocations.htm">http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/environment/eimlocations.htm</a><br /> <br /> For more information, contact Dan Saul, Washington State Department of Ecology GIS Manager, <a href="mailto:email@example.com" target="_blank">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> or 360-407-6419.<br /> <br /> </p>