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Download NHD Lakes, Rivers, Streams, and Springs

NHD Lakes, Rivers, Streams, and Springs

  • Data Type: GIS Data Layer
  • Steward(s): AGRC & USGS
  • Abstract: The Lakes, Rivers, Streams & Springs data package contains feature layers that are derived from the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD). The NHD is the surface water component of the National Map created by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The NHD contains a feature-based database that interconnects and uniquely identifies the stream segments or reaches that make up the nation's surface water drainage system. NHD data was originally developed at 1:100,000-scale and exists at that scale for the whole country. NHD data in it's entirety can be downloaded from here (ex. NHDH_UT_).

Package Contents

The following data is available for download:

lakes

Water.LakesNHDHighRes is the recommended data layer for depicting Utah's lakes, reservoirs, and smaller features, etc. This data is derived from the National Hydrology Database (NHD) compiled by the UGSS in partnership with AGRC and other states' GIS programs. The derivation and modification process has been performed by AGRC to provide a general purpose feature class of water bodies. Two fields have been added to this feature class (InUtah and IsMajor) and features have been split at the state boundary. General Utah GIS data inquiries: agrc@utah.gov

NHD Codes
  • FCODE can be used to classify water body features by functional type.
  • FNAME is the name of the water body feature
AGRC maintained codes for cartography
  • ISMAJOR can be used to query only the major lakes for coarse scale mapping
  • INUTAH can be used to exclude water bodies outside the state boundary. All water body features that cross the state boundary have been split and attributed (1 = in Utah and 0 = outside Utah)
Updates
  • December 2016
Streams

Water.StreamsNHDHighRes is the recommended data layer for depicting Utah's streams, canals, washes, etc. This is a large dataset that is derived from the National Hydrology Database (NHD) compiled by the UGSS in partnership with AGRC and other states' GIS programs. The derivation and modification process has been performed by AGRC to provide a general purpose feature class of streams. Two fields have been added to this feature class (InUtah and IsMajor) and features have been split at the state boundary. General Utah GIS data inquiries: agrc@utah.gov

NHD Codes
  • FCODE can be used to classify water course features by functional type.
  • FNAME is the name of the water course
AGRC maintained codes for cartography
  • ISMAJOR can be used to query only the major water courses for coarse scale mapping
  • ISSUBMERGED can be used to exclude the hydrologic network features that have been added across water bodies to the NHD dataset for linear water flow modeling
  • INUTAH can be used to exclude water courses outside the state boundary. All water courses features that cross the state boundary have been split and attributed (1 = in Utah and 0 = outside Utah)
Related Resources
  • Points of Diversion depicts agricultural irrigation and other diversion points at or along water features. This dataset is stewarded by the Utah Division of Water Resources. Contact Lee Eschler.
  • Source Water Protection Zones (Drinking Water) are maintained by the Utah Division of Drinking Water. This dataset is considered a protected record. Those with a legimate need for this data are invited to contact Kate Johnson.
  • Water-Related Land Use characterizes the type of water usage (irrigation, crop type, urban uses, etc) for land, statewide (see SGID Planning for moredetail).
  • National Hydrography Dataset
  • USGS / National Map - Streamer
  • FGDC Metadata
Updates
  • December 2016
Springs

Water.SpringsNHDHighRes is a point layer derived by AGRC from the NHD.

Related Resources

General Utah GIS data inquiries: agrc@utah.gov

Updates
  • July 2015