King County GIS Center
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Seattle, WA 98104

+ 47.59909 N
- 122.33136 W

+ 47°  35' 56.72"
- 122° 19' 52.90"


Water Body Details

Description | Contacts | Attribute Information | Constraints

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Subject category:
Title: Water Body Details
Feature Count: 17883
Feature Type: Polygon
Abstract: Open water features, both natural and anthropic, for King County and portions of adjacent counties. Features can be displayed as water or non water to distinguished between water and land. FEAT_TYPE item defines multiple classes of features, primarily lakes/ponds and streams rivers. Puget Sound and significant double-banked streams and rivers are shown, plus a limited number of manmade features such as aqueducts, ditches, channels and flumes. Areal open water features are mainly differentiated as either Lakes/Ponds or Impoundments roughly defined as natural and anthropic, respectively. The name of features, where available, is included. By using the SUBSET item the layer can be defined to show only the larger water bodies and rivers.
Purpose: Cartographic and analysis of anthropic and natural open water features. The layer contains a RATE item which is set to CURRENT for this edition, indicating that only the most current (non-historic) water features are shown. Historic (changed) waterbody information can be found in WTRBDY_DET_AREA
Status: Complete
Updated: Biannually
Time period of content: (single date,as YYYYMMDD)::
Time period of content: (date range, as YYYYMMDD):: -
Spatial reference: WA State Plane North
FGDC Documentation: Classic or FAQ
Open Data Availability: Unknown
Theme Keywords: hydro, environment, inlandWaters, oceans, water bodies, lakes, streams, ponds, rivers, aqueducts, fish hatcheries, water impoundment, rapids, falls, ditches, channels, flumes,
Lineage: Not available


Maintained by:
King County GIS Center
Primary: Victor High, Senior GIS Analyist, 206-477-4408
(How to e-mail a County contact)
Secondary: KCGIS Center; This mailbox is monitored during business hours.

Attribute Information

_FEATURE_ID_Unique identifier for each featureUnique and persistent, non-sequential positive integer
_NAME_Name of geographic featureMixed case name of feature, where known; otherwise blank


Access: None

Use: King County data are made available with the understanding that they shall be used exclusively by the obtainer or his/her authorized agents. Digital products may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form or by any means without the express written authorization of King County.