Watershed Health Assessment Scores

The Watershed Health Index approach identifies and analyzes data that characterizes the principal components of watershed health at the Major Watershed and Catchment scales. For each of the principal components (Geomorphology, Connectivity, Hydrology, Biology, and Water Quality) indices and underlying metrics have been developed that describe the relative health of the system. The generated values are scaled from 0 to 100 to provide a statewide comparable index of relative health risk.<br/><br/>The Watershed Health Assessment Scores can also be accessed through a web application, learn more about the resource at: <a href=https://gisdata.mn.gov/dataset/whaf target=_blank>Watershed Health Assessment Framework</a>.

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Last Updated October 9, 2018, 10:02
Created October 7, 2014, 13:08
dsAccessConst none
dsCurrentRef Time Period of Content date indicates the date that changes were last made to this dataset. Development of indices is ongoing. Every effort is made to use the most current data available, the exact date will vary from one index score to another. The acquisition date for data used to develop a particular metric or index can be found in the online documentation: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/whaf/about/scores/index.html
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/env_watershed_health_assessment/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2018-10-09 00:34:12
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
dsPeriodOfContent 10/8/2018
dsPurpose The watershed assessment scores in this dataset can help in making decisions for watershed health management.

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