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Altered Watercourses

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: MPCA stream lines where streams are categorized based on the status of hydrologic alteration (channelized, ditched, or impounded).

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Aquatic Invasive Species Observations - Animals

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This layer depicts presence and/or approximate physical locations of aquatic invasive animal species.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Aquatic Invasive Species Observations - Plants

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This layer depicts presence and/or approximate physical locations of aquatic invasive plant species.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Aquatic Invasive Species Observations - Plants (polygons)

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This polygon layer depicts the water feature where the presence of aquatic invasive plants was observed.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Assessed Lakes 2012

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: These are the lakes assessed by MPCA in 2011 for the 2012 303(d)/305(b) integrated report to EPA. The lakes are a subset and enhancement of the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Assessed Streams 2012

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: These are the streams assessed by MPCA in 2011 for the 2012 303(d)/305(b) integrated report to EPA. The streams are a subset and enhancement of the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Assessed Wetlands 2012

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: These are the wetlands assessed by MPCA in 2011 for the 2012 303(d)/305(b) integrated report to EPA. The wetlands are a subset and enhancement of the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

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Catchments (sub-divided HUC12)

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A MN DNR managed watershed boundary layer. The Catchments are the smallest watershed boundary that was derived the smallest watershed unit that Watershed Health Index scores are calculated to. There are 10,018 catchments in the data set.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Catchments by Hydrologic Position

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Catchment watersheds symbolized based on a modeled streamflow. Streamflow is modeled through custom regression analysis that predicts discharge based on upstream area, upstream land cover, and observed precipitation.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

City Boundaries

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The boundaries of municipal areas in Minnesota. A subset of the "City, Township, and Unorganized Territories (CTU) Boundaries", these features have a "CTU_TYPE" of "CITY".

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

City Boundaries - With Labels

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The boundaries of municipal areas in Minnesota. A subset of the "City, Township, and Unorganized Territories (CTU) Boundaries", these features have a "CTU_TYPE" of "CITY".

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

County Boundaries

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT)

Definition: The boundaries for counties within Minnesota. This is a cartographic product and does not represent the precise legal boundary.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

County Boundaries - With Labels

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The boundaries for counties within Minnesota. This is a cartographic product and does not represent the precise legal boundary.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Custom Impaired Waters Layer

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: The water features (streams, lakes and wetlands) contained in the 2012 impaired waters list. 2012 is the most recent data that has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

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DNR Hydro Mine Pit Features

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A subset of the DNR Hydrography dataset. Polygonal water features that are associated with mine pits. These features are classified with a water body type ("WB_Type") of "Mine or Gravel Pit" or "Tailings Pond".

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

DNR Major Watersheds (HUC 8)

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: DNR major watersheds are administrative watersheds within the state of Minnesota that are analogous in size and location to the USGS HUC 8 watersheds.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

DNR Regions

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Administrative regions for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

DOT Bridges and Culvert Inventory

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT)

Definition: This data set contains point features indicating the location of bridges in Minnesota.

Data Source: None available external link

 

Dams from GNIS

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Geographic Names

Definition: Dam locations extracted from the USGS Geographic Names point file.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Designated Infested Streams

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: These are water bodies listed as infested with any of these aquatic invasive species: Bighead carp, Brazilian waterweed, brittle naiad, Eurasian watermilfoil, faucet snail, flowering rush, grass carp, New Zealand mud snail, red swamp crayfish, round goby, ruffe, silver carp, spiny waterflea, starry stonewort, viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), white perch, zebra mussel

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Designated Infested Waterbodies

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: These are water bodies listed as infested with any of these aquatic invasive species: Bighead carp, Brazilian waterweed, brittle naiad, Eurasian watermilfoil, faucet snail, flowering rush, grass carp, New Zealand mud snail, red swamp crayfish, round goby, ruffe, silver carp, spiny waterflea, starry stonewort, viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), white perch, zebra mussel

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

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ECS Land Type Associations of Minnesota

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Land Type Associations?are units of land within Subsections that are defined using glacial landforms, bedrock types, topographic roughness, lake and stream distributions, wetland patterns, depth to ground water table, soil parent material, and?pre-European settlement vegetation. Minnesota has 291 land type associations.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

ECS Provinces of Minnesota

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Provinces?are units of land defined using major climate zones, native vegetation, and biomes such as prairies, deciduous forests, or boreal forests. There are 4 Provinces in Minnesota.?

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

ECS Sections of Minnesota

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Sections?are units of land within Provinces that are defined by origin of glacial deposits, regional elevation, distribution of plants, and regional climate. Minnesota has 10 sections.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

ECS Subsections of Minnesota

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Subsections?are units of land within Sections that are defined using glacial deposition processes, surface bedrock formations, local climate, topographic relief, and the distribution of plants, especially trees. Minnesota has 26 subsections.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Ecological Patches and Connectors

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This data identifies the location of intact habitat (patches) based on the needs of key indicator species for each biome in Minnesota. The core habitat areas are then connected using a least-cost analysis (connectors).

Data Source: None available external link

 

Ecoregions (MPCA)

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: None Available

Data Source: None Available external link

 

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FEMA Q3 Floodways

Data Owner: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FIMA)

Definition: The digital Q3 Flood Data provide basic guidance and a general indication of the location of high-risk flood areas called Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), the areas subject to inundation by the base (1-percent-annual-chance, or 100-year) flood.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Feedlots

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: This dataset contains point locations of animal feedlot facilities in Minnesota. The attributes include animal counts by species, and animal units.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Fish IBI Points

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors surface water quality. Part of the monitoring effort includes biological assessment of fish populations using the Index of Biologic Integrity (IBI) approach. These points represent locations of fish IBI surveys conducted by MPCA staff.

Data Source: More information about Minnesota Pollution Control Agencies water quality assessment program can be found on their website. external link

 

Full River Basins (HUC4)

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: USGS Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), HUC 4 watershed boundaries that correspond in scale to the MN DNR Basins. This subset includes all HUC 4s that intersect with Minnesota.

Data Source: A description of the data and links to the Geospatial Data Gateway can be found at this USGS website. external link

 

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GWMA - Working Boundaries

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) is the surface and subsurface area within which a GWMA Plan is implemented.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Groundwater Provinces

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The groundwater province map summarizes groundwater resource differences at a regional level. The data is primarily based on bedrock and glacial geologic conditions that drive the type and properties of aquifers.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website. external link

 

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HUC10 Watersheds

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: USGS Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), there are approximately 530 HUC 10 watersheds in Minnesota.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

HUC12 Watersheds

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: USGS watershed boundaries, there are approximately 2,500 HUC 12 watersheds in Minnesota.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Hillshade

Data Owner: Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MNGeo)

Definition: A representation of elevation data derived from MN LiDAR data collection and USGS National Elevation Dataset. The image mimics the effect of a light being cast across a 3-dimensional surface. This hillshade was generated using a simulated light position of 315 degrees azimuth, which conforms with typical hillshade design.

Data Source: Digital LiDAR elevation data and metadata are available from the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office. external link

 

Historic Aerial Photographs (center point with link to photo - Source: UMN Borchert Map Library)

Data Owner: University of Minnesota (UMN)

Definition: The Borchert Map Library at the University of Minnesota has created a catalog of scanned historic aerial images. Each point in this dataset corresponds to the center of one of these scanned images. Points are color coded by the decade in which the image was collected, the point attributes contain a hyperlink to view or download the image.

Data Source: A catalogue of aerial photograph holdings can be accessed from the Borchert Library webpage. external link

 

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Impaired Waters (MPCA)

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: Every two years, MPCA creates a list of impaired waters that do not meet water quality standards. This data corresponds with all impaired waters as of the release of the 2012 list of impairments.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Inventory of Dams

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Information on dam locations and the associated permits. This inventory represents a complete record of all of the "significant" dams in Minnesota.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Invert. IBI Points

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors surface water quality. Part of the monitoring effort includes biological assessment of aquatic macroinvertebrate (bugs) populations using the Index of Biologic Integrity (IBI) approach. These points represent locations of invertebrate IBI surveys conducted by MPCA staff.

Data Source: More information about Minnesota Pollution Control Agencies water quality assessment program can be found on their website. external link

 

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Karst Feature Inventory Points

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Geologic features (sinkholes, caves, springs, and underground drainage) associated with a Karst terrain. Karst landscapes and hydrology are dominated by rapid conduit flow and raise special concerns for land use planning and natural resource management, particularly as it pertains to water quality.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

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MN Biological Survey - Sites of Biodiversity Significance

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A ranking system for landscapes that have significant value due to the presence of rare species populations, the size and condition of native plant communities within the site, and the landscape context of the site.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

MN DNR Hydrography - Lakes of Biological Significance

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A classification of lakes assigned by DNR subject matter experts based on objective criteria. The goal of the assessment is to identify lakes that exhibit the highest quality features within any of the four criteria assessed, which include aquatic plants, fish, amphibians, and birds.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

MN DNR Hydrography - Lakes of Phosphorus Sensitivity Significance

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: An analysis output used to characterize lakes based on their sensitivity to nutrient pollution. The analysis estimates how much water clarity would be reduced with additional phosphorus loading to the lake.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

MN Wildlife Action Plan - SGCN Richness Grid

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The SGCN Richness Grid shows the depicts the count of observances of species of

Data Source: A description of the project and links to the source data can be found on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website. external link

 

MN Wildlife Action Plan - Wildlife Action Network

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The Wildlife Action Network is composed of mapped terrestrial and aquatic habitats, buffers, and connectors that represent a diversity of quality habitats that support Species in Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN).

Data Source: A description of the project and links to the source data can be found on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website. external link

 

Major Streams

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This layer is derived from DNR Hydrography - Streams with Strahler Stream Order. The streams and rivers in this layer are symbolized on the Strahler stream order. Strahler stream order is a method of stream classification where the uppermost tributaries are classified as order 1 streams, an order 2 stream forms when two order 1 streams flow together, an order 3 stream forms when two order 2 streams flow together, and so on.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Marschner Presettlement Vegetation

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Marschner's presettlement vegetation map was created using land surveyor notes from the original Public Land Survey. The map depicts early-settlement vegetation patterns prior to large scale land use conversions.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Minnesota 2012 House Districts

Data Owner: Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission - Geographic Information Services Office (LCC- GIS)

Definition: Boundaries for Minnesota state congressional house district boundaries.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Minnesota 2012 House Districts with Labels

Data Owner: Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission - Geographic Information Services Office (LCC- GIS)

Definition: Boundaries for Minnesota state congressional house district boundaries, with house district labels.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Minnesota 2012 Senate Districts

Data Owner: Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission - Geographic Information Services Office (LCC- GIS)

Definition: Boundaries for Minnesota state congressional senate district boundaries.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Minnesota 2012 Senate Districts with Labels

Data Owner: Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission - Geographic Information Services Office (LCC- GIS)

Definition: Boundaries for Minnesota state congressional senate district boundaries, with senate district labels.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Mussel Site Quality Score

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Each point represents the location of a mussel population survey site. Each site is scored based on the catch per unit effort, percent live species, species recruitment, and relative tolerance. These four parameters are combined to create an overall site quality score with values ranging from 0 (poor quality) to 100 (excellent quality).

Data Source: None available external link

 

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NASS 2014 - Crop Data Layer

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Definition: The Cropland Data Layer (CDL) uses satellite imagery to create a land classification map for specific crop types. The CDL is produced annually.

Data Source: The National Agricultural Statistics Service website provides access to data, and metadata for each year of availability. external link

 

NLCD 2001 - Land Cover

Data Owner: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC)

Definition: The National Land Cover Database provides a 16-class land cover analysis for the entire land area of the United States. The analysis is repeated on a 5 year interval allowing for comparisons in land use change over time.

Data Source: The MRLC website provides access to data, metadata, and additional resources. external link

 

NLCD 2006 - Land Cover

Data Owner: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC)

Definition: The National Land Cover Database provides a 16-class land cover analysis for the entire land area of the United States. The analysis is repeated on a 5 year interval allowing for comparisons in land use change over time.

Data Source: The MRLC website provides access to data, metadata, and additional resources. external link

 

NLCD 2011 - Imperviousness

Data Owner: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC)

Definition: The National Land Cover Database provides a classification of the percent imperviousness of all land in the United States. The analysis is repeated on a 5 year interval allowing for comparisons in imperviousness over time.

Data Source: The MRLC website provides access to data, metadata, and additional resources. external link

 

NLCD 2011 - Land Cover

Data Owner: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC)

Definition: The National Land Cover Database provides a 16-class land cover analysis for the entire land area of the United States. The analysis is repeated on a 5 year interval allowing for comparisons in land use change over time.

Data Source: The MRLC website provides access to data, metadata, and additional resources. external link

 

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One Watershed, One Plan - Planning Boundaries

Data Owner: Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)

Definition: The planning boundaries for the 1W1P watershed planning effort. The 1W1P boundaries are based on the DNR Major watersheds, some planning boundaries consist of several DNR Major watersheds merged together.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

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Phosphorus Risk Potential (Root River)

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Custom analysis output used to derive the watershed health metric score for Water Quality, Non-Point Source - Phosphorus Risk. The data is provided for the extent of the Root River Major watershed only, but is available upon request for other areas of the state.

Data Source: Data is not available for download, but analysis methods can be viewed in more detail on the Water Quality, Non-Point source write-up. external link

 

Pollution Sensitivity of Near-Surface Materials

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This dataset estimates the pollution sensitivity of near-surface materials (soil, bedrock, aquifer) from the transmission time of water through 3 feet of soil and 7 feet of surficial geologic material, to a depth of 10 feet from the land surface. This layer is used to derive the watershed health index score that shares the same name.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Population Change 2000-2010 (DNR Catchment)

Data Owner: U.S. Census Bureau

Definition: Population counts were aggregated from the census block to the catchment watershed boundary, proportioning the population and assuming an even population distribution within the census block. The change in population between 2000 and 2010 was calculated at the catchment boundary from the aggregated population values.

Data Source: Population data can be downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau website. external link

 

Population Density 2000 (Census Blocks)

Data Owner: U.S. Census Bureau

Definition: Population counts were mapped to the U.S. Census block boundary. This layer depicts census blocks symbolized on the population density within the block, based on the 2000 census.

Data Source: Population data can be downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau website. external link

 

Population Density 2010 (Census Blocks)

Data Owner: U.S. Census Bureau

Definition: Population counts were mapped to the U.S. Census block boundary. This layer depicts census blocks symbolized on the population density within the block, based on the 2010 census.

Data Source: Population data can be downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau website. external link

 

Precipitation (mean annual inches) - 30 year Normal (1981 - 2010)

Data Owner: Minnesota Climatology Working Group

Definition: 30-year normals are baseline data that represent the average annual conditions over the most recent three full decades. This layer represents mean annual normal precipitation in inches (1981-2010), as measured by the Minnesota Climatology Working Group's precipitation grids.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

Public Ownership by Agency - GAP Stewardship 2008

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: This layer provides an overview of public ownership patterns in Minnesota. The Data is a snapshot in time, and is intended for overview and general planning purposes. Ownership is displayed at a 40 acre minimum mapping size, and the source data is predominantly from 1983-1985. A version with some updates was published in 2008.

Data Source: The source data in a project description are available for download from the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office website. external link

 

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Restorable Wetland Inventory (NRRI) - Terrain Analysis

Data Owner: University of Minnesota - Duluth, Natural Resource Research Institute (UMD - NRRI)

Definition: This data layer identifies likely locations of restorable wetlands using soil characteristics and a compound topographic index (CTI) to identify depressions on the landscape.

Data Source: A description of the project, and a data exploration tool can be found on the Restorable wetland Prioritization Tool website. external link

 

Restorable Wetland Inventory - Photo Interpreted

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Definition: This data depicts areas of drained and partially drained depressional wetlands for 47 counties in southern and western Minnesota. The data was created through stereo photo-interpretation in order to help target and plan wetland restoration to improve wildlife habitat. Source imagery was collected in 1991-1992.

Data Source: None available external link

 

River Basins (HUC4)

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: A MN DNR managed watershed boundary layer. These boundaries are roughly equivalent to USGS HUC4 watersheds that have been clipped to the state of Minnesota boundary. There are

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

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SPARROW - Total Nitrogen Incremental Yield from Non-Point Sources (Kg/km^2/year)

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: SPARROW is a modeling tool for regional interpretation of water-quality monitoring data. This layer represents the modeled incremental yield of phosphorus coming from non-point sources and being discharged from a given catchment in kilograms per square kilometer per year.

Data Source: Reports describing the modeling effort, data, and metadata can be found on the U.S. Geological Survey website. external link

 

SPARROW - Total Phosphorus Incremental Yield from Non-Point Sources (Kg/km^2/year)

Data Owner: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Definition: SPARROW is a modeling tool for regional interpretation of water-quality monitoring data. This layer represents the modeled incremental yield of phosphorus coming from non-point sources and being discharged from a given catchment in kilograms per square kilometer per year.

Data Source: Reports describing the modeling effort, data, and metadata can be found on the U.S. Geological Survey website. external link

 

Soils - Drainage Class

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: Percent of the soil material composed of sand size particles. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website. external link

 

Soils - Hydric Soils Percent Presence

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: The percent of soils in a particular area that are hydric. Hydric soils can be useful in identifying areas of wetland, or areas that were formerly wetland. The Hydric classification is defined as soils that are saturated at the surface for a long enough portion of the growing season to create anaerobic conditions. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website. external link

 

Soils - Hydrologic Soil Group

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: A classification of soils that characterizes the runoff responses to rainfall events. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website. external link

 

Soils - Percent Clay

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: Percent of the soil material composed of clay sized particles. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website. external link

 

Soils - Percent Organic Matter

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: Percent of the soil material composed of organic matter. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website. external link

 

Soils - Percent Sand

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: Percent of the soil material composed of sand sized particles. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website. external link

 

Soils - Percent Silt

Data Owner: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Definition: Percent of the soil material composed of silt sized particles. Derived from SSURGO and STATSGO data, best available data was used at the time of layer creation.

Data Source: Project information, soil data, and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service website. external link

 

State Parks, Rec. Areas

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: The statutory boundary polygons for state parks, state recreation areas, and state wayside areas.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Geocommons website. external link

 

State Water Use Permits

Data Owner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)

Definition: Minnesota water use data containing information on water use permit holder, water use type, and permitted water use volume.

Data Source: The source data and metadata are available for download through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website. external link

 

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Temperature (mean annual Fahrenheit) - 30 year Normal (1981 - 2010)

Data Owner: PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, http://prism.oregonstate.edu, created 1 Jan 2017.

Definition: 30-year normals are baseline data that represent the average annual conditions over the most recent three full decades. This layer represents mean annual normal temperature in Fahrenheit (1981-2010), the data is based on the PRISM Climate Groups temperature data.

Data Source: The source data and metadata can be downloaded from the PRISM Climate Group's website. external link

 

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Water Bodies (MPCA)

Data Owner: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Definition: A subset of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Hydrography Dataset. The subset provides a cartographic representation for general mapping purposes.

Data Source: The source data and metadata can be downloaded from the U.S. EPA's website. external link