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Workhop:  Great Lakes Regional Watershed/Subwatershed Delineation

This is to announce a 2-day workshop on January 17-18, 2001 to discuss the
status of watershed and subwatershed delineation efforts in the Great Lakes
Region. The workshop will examine opportunities for working collaboratively
to establish a nationally consistent set of 5th and 6th order hydrologic
units. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) Region 5 Office at 77 West Jackson Blvd, Room 328, Chicago, Illinois.
Directions can be found at URL
http://www.epa.gov/region5/visitor/index.html under the heading
Transporation.


Over the last several years many federal and state agencies have realized
current 8-digit hydrologic unit maps are unsatisfactory for many purposes,
because of inadequate bases or scales. A consensus has been reached for the
need to subdivide the existing hydrologic units to the 5th and 6th levels
(watersheds and subwatershed respectively). Discussions among Federal and
State representatives, in national committees such as the Advisory
Committee on Water Information (ACWI), and the Federal Geographic Data
Committee (FGDC), have led to agreement that there is a critical need to
develop uniform and widely acceptable hydrologic boundaries presented on
nationally consistent base maps.


The Subcommittee on Spatial Water Data, a subcommittee to FDGC and ACWI, is
sponsoring a series of workshops across the nation to facilitate production
of a seamless and nationally consistent Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD).
The mid-Atlantic workshop is the 9th in this series. At the workshop,
participants will have the opportunity to share hydrologic maps under
development and to work with participants from adjacent states to determine
strategies on how to develop common boundaries. The morning before and the
afternoon after the Workshop have been reserved for "side meetings" to
discuss topics such as state boundary coordination. We will also discuss a
USGS led NED-H effort intended to help develop a nationally consistent set
of 5th and 6th order watersheds and how this effort needs to be coordinated
with other ongoing Federal, State, and local efforts. The agenda for the
2-day workshop is attached.


If you plan to attend, please send a confirmation email to Bob Pierce at
rrpierce@usgs.gov. by January 3, 2001. Hotel information is attached after
the agenda below.


Bob Pierce


Chairman,

Subcommittee on Spatial Water Data



   MEETING AGENDA
   HU MAPPING IN GREAT LAKES STATES, PROVINCES & ORGANIZATIONS
   Sponsored by the Subcommittee on Spatial Water Data
   A Joint Committee of the
   Advisory Committee on Water Information and the Federal Geographic Data Committee


JANUARY 17-18, 2001
EPA Region 5 Office ? 77 West Jackson Blvd, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.- Room 328

Day #1 Wednesday JANUARY 17, 2001

8:30 AM-12:00 PM
PRE-MEETING DISCUSSIONS WITH INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS

1:00-5:00 PM
WELCOME & OVERVIEW OF MEETING OBJECTIVES      Bob Pierce USGS

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
NRCS activities                                    Ken Legleiter, NRCS
Subcommittee on Spatial Water Data Activities                Bob Pierce, USGS
NWS Delineation Project                       To be determined, NWS
Watersheds in U.S. Forest Service areas            Bruce McCammon, USFS
USGS development of the NED-H                 Kris Verdin, EROS
EPA Watershed activities                           Milo Anderson, EPA, Region 5

HU-MAPPING IN REPRESENTED STATES, PROVINCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
(Participants, Status, and Future Plans) (@ 20 min each)
WISCONSIN
NEW YORK
INDIANA
ILLINOIS
OHIO
MICHIGAN
PENNSLVANIA
CANADA
KENTUCKY


DAY #2, Thursday, JAN 18, 2001

8:00 AM-12 PM
METHODS OF HU MAPPING                                   Kris Verdin, EROS Data Center
NED-H Methodology, Delineation of HU-Boundaries, Assigning HU numbers,
Automated

PROBLEM AREAS
Trans-basin diversions, non-contributing areas, and
unconsolidated areas, reservoirs                             Bob Pierce USGS

QUALITY CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
IN THE DELINEATION PROCESS                              Ken Legleiter, NRCS
Attribute structure and Format for Digital Products
Metadata

AUTOMATING HU BOUNDARIES
Technologies for delineating Watersheds (e.g. computer assisted , LIDAR)    To be determined

12 PM - FORMAL SESSIONS ADJOURN
WORKING SESSIONS

1:00-5:00 PM
Continued discussions on information/technology exchange and opportunities
for collaboration will continue throughout the afternoon for those who wish to participate.

Region 5 has  booked  30 rooms at the Hyatt on Printers Row for 1 night stay, Jan. 17, 2001.  The government rate is $130 for a single and $155 for a
double.
The address is 500 S. Dearborn St (3 blocks south of EPA Region 5).   To make reservations, please call 1-800-233-1234 or 312-986-1234.  The rooms are
 being held under HUC Workshop.  Check in time is 3:00 and check out is 12:00.
Cancellations can be made up to 4 p.m. day of arrival.  This rate will be available until December 22, 2000.  So all reservations must be made before
Dec. 22, 2000.



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