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"


Rivers and Streams in King County

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Layer name: WTRCRS
Subject category: hydro
Title: Rivers and Streams in King County
Feature Count: 13072
Feature Type: Line
Abstract: Streams of King County and surrounding area
Purpose: This coverage contains water courses for King County drainage basins including some areas in adjoining counties.
Status: Complete
Updated: As needed
Time period of content: (single date,as YYYYMMDD):: 20130905
Time period of content: (date range, as YYYYMMDD):: -
Spatial reference: WA State Plane North
FGDC Documentation: Classic or FAQ
Open Data Availability: Yes
Place Keywords: WA, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Pacific NW, King County, Washington state,
Theme Keywords: hydro, Water Course, Streams, inlandWaters, inlandWaters,
Lineage: Available
Supplemental Information: The WTRCRS lines were updated in 2005/2006 using 2002 LiDAR products (elevation, aspect, slope, accumulation, and contours) and 2002 Digital Orthophotographs from King County and USGS. In urban areas supplimental data sets of Utility Drainage were used when available. Lines were coded for confidence in correctness of path so that issues can be easily found and resolved by basin stewards or field inspection. In 2008/2009 unique identifers were given to each stream. This identifier, RTE_ID, was used to create a feature class with routed measured geometry (polyline M) that allows linear referencing. corrections, clarifications. Updates to lines for positional accuracy were made as better information, such as LiDAR and higher resolution imagery, became available.


Maintained by:
King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Lands Resources Division
Primary: Ken Rauscher, Senior GIS Analyst, 206-296-1922
(How to e-mail a County contact)
Secondary: KCGIS Center; This mailbox is monitored during business hours.

Attribute Information

_WTR_NAME_Water Course NameFull name of water course
_BASIN_ID_Basin ID numberInteger identifying number - first or first two digits indicate WRIA; next two digits indicate WATERSHED; final two digits indicate BASIN
_WRIA_NAME_WRIA NameFull name of WIRA
_WTRSHD_NAME_Watershed NameFull name of watershed
_RTE_ID_Route Identification NumberUnique identifier for each stream
_BASIN_NAME_Basin NameFull name of basin
_STR_LVL_A measure of stream hierachy
_SOURCE_NAME_Source of Stream Location


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.