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Seminar Series #9: Geospatially Enabling MTDNRC Water Rights Database (Members Only)

  • 07/18/2013
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online
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MAGIP Seminar Series

Seminar 9
Geospatially Enabling MTDNRC Water Rights Database

Presentation Date: July 18, 2013

  Jim Robinson, MTDNRC


Chief among the initiatives intended to characterize water use in Montana is the development of a geospatially enabled version of the DNRC Water Rights Database (WRDB). The WRDB contains a variety of water use information associated with individual water rights (e.g. means of diversion, purpose, flow rate, volume, priority date, period of use, etc.), including geographic information such as Point of Diversion (POD) and Point of Use (POU). These data are vital to water resource managers, but POD and POU data have a major limitation - they are spatially represented as centroids of the legal land description maintained in the WRDB. This representation is suitable for generalized visual reference on a map, but it cannot serve as a parameter for in-depth modeling or spatial analysis. Geospatially enabling of the WRDB involves mapping PODs to the National Hydrography Dataset (also referred to as the POD2NHD project). The goal is to provide water use information with sufficient accuracy to allow meaningful queries of PODs and POUs within a given basin.

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