Information used to reference the data.
Title: CT 305B ASSESSED ESTUARY 2016
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (data compiler, editor and publisher)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 2016
Data type: vector digital data
Other citation details:
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is the collector of the data (compiler), the creator and maintainer of the data layer (editor), and producer (publisher) of this information for use. Data compiled at 1:24,000 scale.
This layer includes information that is applicable to a set time period (2016) and is not updated or changed in any way.
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Connecticut 305b Assessed Estuary 2016 is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon feature-based layer that includes estuaries that have been assessed in compliance with Sections 305(b) and 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act. Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act requires each state to monitor, assess and report on the quality of its waters relative to attainment of designated uses established by the State's water quality standards. Section 303(d) requires each State to compile a subset of that list identifying only those waters not meeting water quality standards and assign a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) priority ranking to each impaired waterbody.
This layer is based on information collected and compiled prior to 2016. It represents conditions at a particular point in time and does not represent current conditions. This layer includes only assessed estuaries. It can be used with the 2016 Connecticut 305b Assessed Lakes layer and the 2016 Connecticut 305b Assessed Rivers layer to geographically display attainment and non-attainment for each designated use on assessed waters within Connecticut's boundaries.
Features are polygon locations that represent the locations of assessed estuaries. The sources for these features include the hydrography layer and the water quality classification layer. Attribute information is comprised of a unique identifier (segment Id) for each feature, a description of the waterbody, its location, the assessment cycle (year), the water type, the Long Island Sound basin and zone, whether the feature is an island or a beach, the water quality class, the size in square miles, and the assessment for the following categories: marine aquatic life, recreation, fish consumption, and shellfish. Data is compiled at 1:24,000 scale. This dataset is not updated.
Connecticut 305(b) Assessed Estuary 2016 is 1:24,000-scale data. It depicts the location of assessed estuaries along Long Island Sound, including all Connecticut coastal river estuaries to the extent of salt water influence. Use this layer to show estuary locations and their accompanying use assessment . This layer should be used with the other assessed waterbody layers: Assessed Rivers and Assessed Lakes. To gain a historical perspective, use this layer with the 2006, 2008 and 2010 Assessed Waters layers.
This layer should only be viewed with other 1:24,000-scale map data such as water quality classifications, roads, towns, topographic quadrangles, and digital orthophotos. Not intended for maps printed at map scales greater or more detailed than 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet.)
For additional information, refer to the Water Quality Standards for the State of Connecticut at http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/water/water_quality_standards/wqs.pdf.
Language of dataset: en
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Person: Walter Tokarz
Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30 Eastern Standard Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106-5127
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: depgis.DEP.CT305B_ASSESSED_ESTUARY_2016
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: SDE Feature Class
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 188.8.131.520
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: prior to 2016
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: None planned
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Keywords: environment, geoscientificInformation, health, inlandWaters, oceans
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Keywords: Connecticut, CT
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of The United States, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Keywords: United States of America, USA
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
None. No restrictions or legal prerequisites for accessing the data. The data is in the public domain and may be redistributed.
None. No restrictions or legal prerequisites for using the data after access is granted. The data is suitable for use at appropriate scale, and is not intended for maps printed at scales greater or more detailed than 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet). Although this data set has been used by the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as to the accuracy of the data and or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in the use of these data or related materials. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of these data. Once the data is distributed to the user, modifications made to the data by the user should be noted in the metadata. When printing this data on a map or using it in a software application, analysis, or report, please acknowledge the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as the source for this information. For example, include the following data source description when printing this layer on a map: Estuarine Assessment - From the Connecticut 305b Assessed Estuary 2016 layer, compiled and published by CT DEEP. Source map scale is 1:24,000.
This data is accurate in the time period specified for data collection dates. Refer to the "2016 State of Connecticut Integrated Water Quality Report" at
http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/water/water_quality_management/305b/2016_iwqr_final.pdf for more information about collection dates.
Data Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the data because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classifiction system: None
Security classification: None
Security handling: No restrictions for handling the data.