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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "High Quality Water and Outstanding Resource Water Management Zones, Division of Water Quality" (2007)
Description: The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality in cooperation with the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, developed the GIS data set, High Quality Water and Outstanding Resource Water Management Zones, to enhance planning, siting and impact analysis in areas directly affecting waters considered as having excellent (high) water quality or designated as an outstanding resource. Point and non-point source pollution management strategies are applicable to these waters. Zones in North Carolina were developed from NC DWQ Stream Classification Schedule, October 1, 1992. The 1:100,000-scale streams classified as "HQW" or "ORW" had a one-mile buffer generated around them. If the watershed boundary was closer than one mile, the ridge line was digitized from 1:24,000-scale topographic quads and superseded the one-mile buffer. The coastal HQW streams had a 1/2-mile buffer generated - with ridge lines added as needed. The coastal streams classified as "ORW" had a buffer generated around them of 575 feet. This data was created to assist governmental agencies and others in making resource management decisions through the use of a Geographic Information System (GIS).
Keywords and Themes: High Quality Water - Outstanding Resource Water, Outstanding Resource Waters, Stream Classifications
Filename Prefix: hqworw
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Mapped Drive Folder: /cgia83/ncom200803/
Total size of data files: 3.5 MB
Data Type: Shapefile
Feature Type: Polygon
Coordinate System: NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Carolina_FIPS_3200
Datum: North American Datum of 1983Map Units: meters

Spatial Extent: North Carolina
Source Scale: 1:100,000

Created by: NC DENR, Division of Water Quality
Released by: NC CGIA via NC
Content Date: varies - see metadata
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Collection Name: NC OneMap - 3/25/2008
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Acquired Date: Downloaded Mar 25, 2008
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: Public download and possible updated data are available from NC OneMap

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Record ID: 3315_NCOM

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