Metadata: One Watershed One Plan Planning Areas

One Watershed One Plan Planning Areas

This page last updated: 02/25/2021
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


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  1. Overview
  2. Data Quality
  3. Data Organization
  4. Coordinate System
  5. Attributes
  6. Distribution - Get Data
  7. Metadata Reference

Section 1: Overview

Originator:MN Board of Water and Soil Resources

Title: One Watershed One Plan Planning Areas

Abstract: The State of Minnesota has a long history of water management by local government. One Watershed, One Plan is rooted in this history and in work initiated in 2011 by the Local Government Water Roundtable (Association of Minnesota Counties, Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts, and Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts). Roundtable members determined that it is in the public interest to manage groundwater and surface water resources from the perspective of watersheds to achieve protection, preservation, enhancement, and restoration of the state's valuable water resources.

Supporting this determination, the Roundtable recommended that the local governments charged with water management should organize and develop focused implementation plans on a watershed scale. The recommendation was followed by the One Watershed, One Plan legislation (Minnesota Statutes §103B.101 Subd. 14,)that permits the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to adopt methods to allow comprehensive plans, local water management plans, or watershed management plans to serve as substitutes for one another; or to be replaced with one comprehensive watershed management plan. The legislation also required BWSR to establish a suggested watershed boundary framework for these plans. This Framework consists of three parts: the suggested boundary map; procedures for establishing boundaries, requesting variances on boundaries, and appealing boundaries; and the criteria used to establish and consider requested variances from the suggested boundary map.

Purpose: As per Minnesota Statutes §103B.101 Subd. 14, BWSR “shall, to the extent practicable, incorporate a watershed approach when adopting the resolutions, policies, or orders, and shall establish a suggested watershed boundary framework for development, approval, adoption, and coordination of plans.” The suggested boundary map adopted by the BWSR Board in April 2014 reflects suggested planning boundaries (not jurisdictional boundaries). Criteria and procedures for making adjustments are outlined in the Operating Procedures for Pilots, adopted by the BWSR Board on June 25, 2014.

Time Period of Content Date: 02/25/2021

Currentness Reference: Date last updated

Progress: In work

Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed

Spatial Extent of Data: Statewide

Bounding Coordinates: -97.23
-89.53
49.37
43.5

Place Keywords: Minnesota, MN

Theme Keywords: One Watershed, One Plan

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Access Constraints:

Use Constraints: General planning purposes only.

Contact Person Information: Melissa Lewis, Water Plan and Policy Coordinator
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
520 Lafayette Rd. N
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-297-4735
Fax: 651-297-5615
Email: melissa.k.lewis@state.mn.us

Browse Graphic: None available

Associated Data Sets:

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency:

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Lineage: The 1W1P planning boundaries are a modified boundaries from the DNR Level04 - HUC 08 - Major Watersheds. In some cases watersheds were combined or split based on subwatershed, or jurisdictional boundaries to accomodate better planning coordination between local governments and assure they are planning for their appropriate geographic area.

Section 3: Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)


Section 4: Coordinate System

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTM Zone Number: 15

Horizontal Datum: NAD83

Horizontal Units: meters

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Section 5: Attributes

Overview: Note: Major watershed names have been removed from this data set. Since watersheds have been combined or split in some situations, the major watershed name can no longer be accurately applied to some planning areas.

In the future, names may be created for the planning areas, but in the meantime they will be referred to simply by a unique numeric identifier.

ID: The unique numeric identifier

Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
ID

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: MN Board of Water and Soil Resources

Publication Date: periodically revised

Contact Person Information: Aaron Spence, GIS Specialist
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
520 Lafayette Rd. N
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-296-0660
Fax: 651-297-5615
Email: aaron.spence@bwsr.state.mn.us

Distributor's Data Set Identifier:

Distribution Liability:

Ordering Instructions: The layer may be downloaded from the BWSR website (see online linkage) or the MnGEO Geospatial Commons.

Online Linkage: I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 02/25/2021

Contact Person Information: Aaron Spence, GIS Specialist
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
520 Lafayette Rd. N
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-296-0660
Fax: 651-297-5615
Email: aaron.spence@bwsr.state.mn.us

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

Metadata Standard Online Linkage: http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 02/25/2021
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