Stream Routes with Kittle Numbers and Mile Measures

This is a feature class of <b>measured stream routes</b> and is a core feature class within the <a href=" "><b>DNR Hydrography Dataset</b>.</a><br/><br/>A "route" is an ESRI linear feature type created through a process called <i>Dynamic Segmentation</i>. Each stream route is labeled with a unique stream ID (i.e., DNR Fisheries Kittle Number) and has mile measures extending from the stream mouth (FROM_MEAS, mile=0) to headwaters (TO_MEAS, mile=total stream length). DNR Kittle Numbers follow a drainage-branching format (e.g., X-000-000-000...) and are assigned to all Fisheries-managed streams (see attribute field [VALID] = 'Y'). Additional streams have been labeled with "dummy" kittle numbers in order to provide a unique ID (VALID = 'N').<br/><br/>For more information about the DNR Kittle Number stream identification system, see the <b>Fisheries Stream Survey Manual - DNR Special Report #165</b></a>,<i> Appendix 3 - page 234 (or page 251 in Adobe PDF Reader)</i> at:

Additional Info

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dsCurrentRef Stream routes and mile measures were regenerated on 11/1/13. Plans are to regenerate routes biannually. Please submit redigitized linework, errors or requests for new features to Contact Person (below).
dsModifiedDate 2024-01-05 00:44:41
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
dsPeriodOfContent 11/1/2013
dsPurpose This layer can be used for mapping stream features in Minnesota and for identifying their Kittle Numbers and mile measures. Linear and point events from tabular sources can be displayed along the stream routes using ESRI Linear Referencing tools.

To access mile measures along stream routes, follow the steps below:

1) Add the Linear Referencing command to an ArcMap document:
In ArcMap, choose: Customize: Customize Mode: Commands Tab. Choose Linear Referencing from Categories (left panel) and choose Identify Route Locations from Commands (right panel). Drag the command icon to the end of an existing toolbar in the ArcMap display.

2) Access mile measures along a stream route:
Click on the Identify Route Locations icon from the toolbar; click on a stream from the Stream Routes with Kittle Numbers and Mile Measures layer. A pop-up window will show the stream name, kittle number, mile measure of the location that you clicked on, and the minimum and maximum measures of the stream route. (Note that measures are based on the digitized stream feature and may not exactly match real-world conditions.)

Displaying linear and point events on the stream route framework
This stream route framework supports the display of linear and point events through ESRI linear referencing tools. Linear events represent linear locations/stretches along streams (e.g., designated stream segments, reaches, canoe routes, etc.). Point events represent single point locations along streams (e.g., dams, gauges, sampling stations, etc.) Events are stored as tabular data with a stream ID (Kittle Number) and FromMeasure/ToMeasure. (Only FromMeasures are needed for point events.)

Users may display their own linear and point events along the stream route framework. The first step is to create a table that specifies the Kittle Number and mile measures that correspond to each linear/point event. See ArcMap HELP: ArcGIS Desktop Resource Center: An overview of creating and editing event data. You may also contact the Contact Person (below).
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