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King County Hydrological Monitoring Gauges

Description | Contacts | Attribute Information | Constraints

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Layer name: HYDROGAUGE
Subject category: hydro
Title: King County Hydrological Monitoring Gauges
Feature Count: 0
Feature Type: Point
Abstract: This dataset shows the locations of King County maintained hydrological gauges from 1994 to the present (except for Water Temperature gauges which are listed from 1988 to present).
Purpose: This dataset is intended for use in hydrological modeling, watershed planning, aquatic habitat assessments and other situations where information on hydrological gauge location is useful.
Status: Complete
Updated: Weekly
Time period of content: (single date,as YYYYMMDD):: 20121130
Time period of content: (date range, as YYYYMMDD):: -
Spatial reference: WA State Plane North
FGDC Documentation: Classic or FAQ
Open Data Availability: Unknown
Place Keywords: Pacific NW, Washington state, King County, WA,
Theme Keywords: gauge, surface water, precipitation, hydro, monitoring,
Lineage: Available
Supplemental Information: None


Maintained by:
King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Lands Resources Division
Primary: Harkeerat Kang, GIS Analyst, 206-263-3734
(How to e-mail a County contact)
Secondary: KCGIS Center; This mailbox is monitored during business hours.

Attribute Information

_G_ID_Unique ID for the HIC_GIS_VIEW table of the Hydrologic Assessment Group 's database.
Range Min:1
Range Max:797
_SITE_CODE_King County DNRP Water and Land Resources gauge site code.Alpha-numeric code for the station site.
_NORTHING_WA State Plane North Y coordinate.
Range Min:77688.857
Range Max:321414.643
_EASTING_WA State Plane North X coordinate.
Range Min:1222922.936
Range Max:1401255.760
_SITE_NAME_Name of hydrogauge site location.Text string with a name for the site that often indicates location.
_GAGETAG_Description of gauge type.
Crest/Staff GaugeA gauge that records the peak stage that has occurred since the previous setting.
Crest/Staff Gauge(Field Reading)A field reading of the gauge that records the peak stage that has occurred since the previous setting.
Groundwater Observation Well (Non-Recording)Groundwater Observation Well without recording device.
Groundwater Observation Well (Recording)Groundwater Observation Well with recording device
old USGS gageOld U.S. Geological Survey gauge.
Precipitation Gauge(Recording)Precipitation Gauge with recorder
sediment sample sitesediment sample site
Stream Gauge(Recording)Stream Gauge with recording device
Water Quality AutosamplerWater Quality Autosampler
Water Temperature RecorderWater Temperature Recorder
Water Temperature(Recording)Water Temperature with recording device
_STATUS_Activity status of gauge.
ActiveGauge is active.
InactiveGauge is inactive.
_PRECIP_Availability of precipitation data.Text string indicating precipitation data availability.
_WATERTEMP_Availability of water temperature data.Text string indicating water temperature data availability.
_AIRTEMP_Availability of air temperature data.Text string indicating air temperature data availability.
_FLOWRATE_Availability of flow rate data.Text string indicating flow rate data availability.


Access: None

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