Metadata: State Designated Trout Streams, Minnesota

State Designated Trout Streams, Minnesota

This page last updated: 05/14/2020
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:Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR)

Title: State Designated Trout Streams, Minnesota

Abstract: This layer shows legally designated trout streams and trout stream tributaries as identified in Minnesota Rules Chapter 6264. See for legal descriptions and restrictions associated with designated trout waters.

This data set includes designated trout streams and their protected tributaries only. Users are encouraged to use the full resolution Stream Routes with Kittle Numbers and Mile Measures layer ( ) as a base layer to visualize all streams (designated and not) to fully understand hydrological connectivity and impacts to trout resources.

Designated segments are maintained as tabular data and displayed as linear events on the Stream Routes with Kittle Numbers and Mile Measures layer ( ).

Purpose: To support land use planning, watershed management, timber harvest plans, and other natural resource management activities with impact on trout streams. Also supports recreational access to trout resources.

Time Period of Content Date: 05/14/2020

Currentness Reference: Time Period of Content Date indicates when dataset was last updated. Please submit redigitized linework, errors or requests for new features to Contact Person (below).

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed

Spatial Extent of Data: State of Minnesota

Bounding Coordinates: -97.252252

Place Keywords: Minnesota

Theme Keywords: environment, Trout, stream, designated, rules, inland Waters

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Category

Access Constraints:

Use Constraints:

Contact Person Information: Jamie Schulz, GIS Data Contact
Minnesota DNR - Fisheries Unit
3555 9th St. NW Suite 350
Rochester, MN  55901
Phone: 507-206-2830

Browse Graphic: Click to view a data sample.

Associated Data Sets: water_measured_kittle_routes, water_trout_streams_pls_sections, env_trout_stream_special_regs

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency: Lines and nodes are verified and intersect where intended.

Completeness: Data are completed for designated trout streams and protected tributaries statewide. However, this layer is still under review and subject to future revision. As of spring 2015, errors were noted due to changes in the PLS section layer. A large update effort has been underway to check the layer statewide so all errors can be corrected. Expected completion of the update process is summer of 2016. Please check target=_blank></a> for the legal designated trout stream list. The most recent updates were completed in 2020.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Source layer: DNR Hydrography SDE\strm_ctrln_rte

Vertical Positional Accuracy: Not Applicable

Lineage: Original source of linear features is the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) 1:24K Basemap features (circa 1980's). Many stream features have been re-digitized over time to match current air photos. However, feature accuracy is highly variable and may not accurately reflect real-world conditions.

Accuracy of original MNDOT Basemap features: Horizontal positional accuracy is highly variable. Rectilinear features are probably accurate to 55 feet (based on estimated production errors and a mean sum square estimation). Feature representation of sinuous streams is especially variable, with accuracies in the 55 foot range present in some areas, and non-systematic offsets (especially as coarse generalizations) present in other areas of up to 150 feet. Quality typically varies along 7 1/2 quandrangle borders, with the most significant and consistent offsets observed in the northeastern portion of the state, and the best representations found in Southern Minnesota.

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

Vertical Datum: not applicable

Vertical Units: Not Applicable

Depth Datum: not applicable

Depth Units: Not Applicable

Section 5: Attributes


Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
Unique Fisheries Watercourse ID for joining/linking stream routes to DNR Fisheries Stream Survey Oracle DB. FW_IDs are assigned based on how the watercourse is managed by DNR Fisheries (an FW_ID may correspond to an entire stream or portion of a stream.) Dummy (invalid) Kittle Numbers have FW_ID = 0.DNR Fisheries Stream Survey DB
Watercourse ID per DNR Fisheries Stream Survey database. A valid KITTLE_NBR has a drainage-branching format 'X-000-000-000...' (See VALID = Y, below). A dummy KITTLE_NBR has the format 'MAJXXXX-xxxxx' (See VALID = N, below).DNR Fisheries Stream Survey DB
Stream Name per DNR Fisheries Stream Survey databaseDNR Fisheries Stream Survey DB
Length of linear feature in miles. (GIS-calculated.)DNR Fisheries
TROUT_FLAGenumeratedTrout Stream DesignationDNR Fisheries
1Designated Trout Stream as identified in Minnesota Rules Chapter 6264
2Designated Trout Stream Tribuitary as identified in Minnesota Rules Chapter 6264

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: MNDNR - Division of Fish and Wildlife - Fisheries Unit

Publication Date: 11/01/2014

Contact Person Information: Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN  55155-4011
Phone: 651-259-5637

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: env_trout_stream_designations

Distribution Liability: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online:

Ordering Instructions: Please visit the download page for this dataset on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons website using the web link below (Online Linkage).

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: 05/14/2020

Contact Person Information: Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN  55155-4011
Phone: 651-259-5637

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

This page last updated: 05/14/2020
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