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BLM OR Fire Water Sources Point
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Information used to reference the data.
Title: BLM OR Fire Water Sources Point
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publisher: BLM/USFS
Publication place: Portland, OR
Publication date: 20150331
Data type: vector digital data
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
FWTR_SRC_POINT: This theme depicts sources of water for fire management purposes that are accessible by engines, water tenders, pumps, or helicopter buckets. Water sources that are identified are judged to be useable during the period of a normal fire season. This theme does not depict water for uses other than fire fighting. For example, potable water is not identified in this theme.
Fire Management Purposes
Supplemental information:
BLM (Bureau of Land Management)
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Forest Service
Person: Dale G. Guenther
Position: System Analyst
Phone: 503-808-2188
Fax: 503-808-6163
Email: dguenther@fs.fed.us
Address type: mailing
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208-2965
County: US
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: ArcSDE; Oracle; AIX
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20150331 Time: unknown
Currentness reference:
publication date
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: Irregular
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Keywords: utilitiesCommunication
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Keywords: fire pond, pump chance, utilitiesCommunication, Fire, waterhole, water, Fire/Climate
Keyword thesaurus: None
Keywords: Oregon, Washington
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-State
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.
Use constraints:
These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and might contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data might not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office from which it was obtained. The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This data may be updated by the BLM without notification.
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: FWATER_Dictionary
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Other citation details:
This is the Instruction Memorandum that issued the Fire Water Sources Spatial Data Standard. Included are all the attribute definitions and codes.
Spatial Reference Information
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -125 (latitude)
East -116 (latitude)
North 49.5 (longitude)
South 41.5 (longitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Entity and attribute overview:
Attributes provide information about the fire water source - when it was established, accuracy of the location, amount of water available, types of fire equipment that can use the water source.
Entity and attribute detailed citation:
The full detail on the attributes can be found in the Instruction Memorandum (Instruction Memorandum No. OR-2000-046) that issued the data standard.  A link to this memo can be found in the Identification section of this metadata report under ""Cross References"".
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Indirect spatial reference method: Oregon
Attributes of OSODBA.FWTR_SRC_POINT_new
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Sources of water that are accessible by fire engines, water tenders, pumps, or helicopter bucket.
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
An indicator of the accuracy of the spatial location of the water source.
Attribute values: 1 - Within 10 feet of the actual location. 2 - Within 100 feet of the actual location. 3 - Within 1000 feet of the actual location. 4 - Not accurate within 1000 feet of the actual location.
The general type of constructed features at the water source (i.e. access ramp, reservoir)
The average depth of the water source (in feet). Depthof 0 (zero) allowed only when SUSTAINABILITY is Nonfunctional (N). Depth can be >0 when SUSTAINABILITY = N.
Year the water source was established or first used for fire suppression activities. Four (4) character year beginning with 19 or 20 (YYYY).
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
PLSS Section Number
Water source that can used by fire engines to fill their water tanks. If the water source can be used by engines, then TYPE_SYM may only be E (Engine) or A (All).
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
The equipment can use the water source.
The equipment cannot use the water source.
Name of water source that can be used for fire fighting purposes.
The owner of the water source.
The quantity of water (gallons) that can be stored at this water source. This is a coded field that represent a capacity range.
Attribute values: A less than 500 gallons B 500 to 999 gallons C 1,000 to 9,999 gallons D 10,000 to 100,000 gallons E Over 100,000 gallons
Water source that can used by helicopters to fill large water carrying buckets. If water source can be used by Helicopters, then TYP_SYM may only be H (Heli Bucket) or A (All).
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
The equipment can use the water source.
The equipment cannot use the water source.
The quantity of water coming into the water source (in gallons per minute). If INFLOW equals zero, then SUSTAINABILITY must be either Nonfunctional or Initial Attack.
The location of the water source in degrees, minutes, and seconds. Longitude followed by lattitude. This attribute is recalculated and repopulated upon check-in to the the GIS library.
Identifies if maintenance is needed at the water source.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Water from many sources is contaminated with a fungus that kills Port Orford Cedar and cannot be used in areas that are free of the fungus.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
The water source is contaminated with the fungus and cannot be used in disease free areas.
The water source is free of the fungus and can be used in disease free areas.
It is not known if the water source is contaminated with the fungus.
Water source that can used by portable water carrying devices. If the water source can be used by portable devices, then TYPE_SYM may only be P (Portable) or A (All).
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
The equipment can use the water source.
The equipment cannot use the water source.
The distance that water must be pumped from the water source to the fire equipment (engines and tenders).
The State Water Right application number, if applicable, for the water source (A-NNNNNNN) where A = R or P and NNNNNNN = a number assigned by the Oregon Dept. of Water Resources. Example: R-1234567
Material used to line the water source.
Identifies whether the water source is a natural or constructed feature.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Water source is a natural feature.
Water source is a constructed feature.
The surface elevation of the water source. This is used primarily to determine whether the source can be utilized by helicopters.
Ability of the fire water source to support fire suppression activities.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Initial Attack Only
Township and Range location of the fire water source. This attribute is generated from the Landlines theme.

Must be TXXY-RXXY where X's are numbers and Y is direction North, South, East or West.
Example: T27S-R09W
Water source that can used by tenders (large tanker trucks used to refill smaller trucks with water). If water source can be used by tenders, then TYPE_SYM may only be T (Tender) or A (All).
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
The equipment can use the water source.
The equipment cannot use the water source.
Symbol used in map display to identify the utilization type. Only one code may be entered. If more than one applies (but not all) the user must decide which code they want to display.
Attribute values: H Helicopter Bucket E Engine T Tender P Portable A All
The date the water source was last visited and its condition assessed. If populated this must be contain 8 characters (YYYYMMDD). Years must begin with 19 or 20, Months must be between 1-12, Days must be between 1-31.
Watersource refers to the descriptive Data Category assigned to a water source such as a lake, river, guzzler etc.
Attribute values: FS Streams. All natural or artificial channels of flowing water. This code therefore includes colloquial names such as river, gully, stream, creek, wash, channel, ditch and canals. SS Lakes. A natural or artificial standing (not flowing) body of water. This code therefore includes lakes, ponds, bays, estuaries, wetlands, and impoundments. UN Unclassified Water body. This code is used to represent water bodies that have not been classified. PS Springs Seeps and wells. An issue of water flowing from the earth onto the land or into a body of surface water. There is no distinction made between man made/enhanced and those which are natural therefore includes guzzler. Also includes standpipes and hydrants or any other point source of water.
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: Entity point
Count: 809
Data Quality and Accuracy Information
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
Transaction level: This level of quality control occurs when a district has completed an update to the FWTR_SRC theme and the resulting data layer is provided back for inclusion into the corporate geodatabase. GIS topological checking is limited at check-in time since this is a point theme. This theme has ""required"" fields that must be populated prior to updating the theme in the geodatabase. All text field data must be filled out in upper case. Upon check-in, all attributes are checked to assure that they conform to the data standard.
Completeness report:
No data currently exists.
Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
Title: Global Positioning System
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publisher: OR BLM
Publication place: Portland, OR
Media: None
Date: 19890222 Time: unknown
Currentness reference:
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
The FWTR_SRC layer was added to the BLM corporate district Arcinfo libraries. No data was available with which to populate the libraries. The layer was made transactional so that district editors may populate the layer with data.
Process Step 2
Process description:
Extract ArcInfo Library coverages, merged to a single coverage, projected to GCS and imported to ArcSDE Geodatabase.
Organization: U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Oregon/Washington State Office
Person: Steve Salas
Position: GIS Specialist / ArcSDE Administrator
Phone: 503-808-6416
Email: ssalas@blm.gov
Process date: 20070706
Process Step 3
Process description:
Appended data for BLM's Lakeview district after matching values to the data standard. Summary of data collection: A Summer Temporary Employee was hired for approximately 8 weeks funded by fire/fuels money to conduct a field inventory and verification of Fire water sources. We started with a copy of the fire_water_source.gdb database, then created domains for fields that would benefit from their use. We "GPS enabled" the database with Trimble GPS Analyst extension for ArcGIS 9.2. We broke the inventory effort out into several components for purposes of prioritizing the work. We received a list of existing sources from the Klamath office of ODF, and created a point theme from their legal descriptions. Where these points landed on BLM land near roads we determined to be of high priority to visit and capture attribute data and verify location. The next phase of the work was to perform an intersection of BLM roads and Perennial streams, and perform a "spatial select" on the centroids of perennial water bodies near roads on BLM lands. Points were located, GPS'ed, and attributed in ArcPad. The final phase of the work was to obtain a copy of the Oregon Water Resources Department's water rights geodatabase and find the BLM water rights on BLM land within the resource area. These points were also located, GPS'ed and attributed. In some instances where there was an existing point feature in the database that was well located, ArcPad and the GPS unit were only used for attribution of the point. In other cases the points from the water rights database or ODF's point were not located at the most convenient place to fill an engine or tender and so were relocated using ArcPad. Matt Cornachione performed nearly all of the GPS and GIS work, with some assistance from Mike Limb (Klamath Falls Resource Area GIS Coordinator). All GPS locating, attributing, and recording was performed using ArcPad 7.x on a Trimble GeoXT GPS unit.
Organization: U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Klamath Falls Resource Area
Person: Mike Limb
Position: GIS Coordinator
Phone: 541-885-4144
Email: mike_limb@blm.gov
Process date: 20080822
Process Step 4
Process description:
Appended data for BLM's Roseburg district after matching values to the data standard. Attribute values for field RIGHTS_NUM are known to be incomplete (they lack the prefix letter of either "P" or "R") and will be updated when possible by Roseburg district staff. Summary of data collection provided by Roseburg district: Location information for the water sources was obtained from Tom Lonie. This was in the form of township, range and section and in many cases GPS coordinates. This information was used as a guide in locating the points. In addition to this information, Digital Ortho Quads were used as a background for digitizing water source locations. When they were not visible Tom Lonie, Bob Gilster Judy Hyde and Tom Doss were asked to help locate them based on their field experience. The points were added by Dale Gough using Arcedit. Attributes were then added based on the infomation supplied by the before mentioned people.
Organization: U.S. Bureau of Land Managment, Roseburg District
Person: Gary Passow
Position: Natural Resources Specialist (GIS)
Phone: (541) 464-3294
Email: gpassow@blm.gov
Process date: 20081204
Process Step 5
Process description:
Forty five water sources, GPS'ed by DFPA, were added to the layer. In addition, attributes for POC_RESTRICT were updated based on testing for Phyophthora lateralis, completed by the BLM in 2009 and 2010. As per Kevin Carson's guidance (South River SMRS), only water sources with P. lateralis were considered contaminated. If other species of Phytophthora were encountered the water source was considered clean. As well, any water sources previously attributed as contaminated, that were tested and not found to have P. lateralis, were changed to clean.
Organization: BLM
Person: Mike Hubbard
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (541) 464-3387
Email: Michael_Hubbard@blm.gov
Process date: 20110211
Process Step 6
Process description:
Data consists of historic and recently field verified potential water sources for the Medford BLM District. Sources for the sites include AutoCAD data, employee knowledge, and GPS data.
Organization: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Medford District Office
Person: Desraye Assali
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 541-471-6511
Email: dassali@blm.gov
Process date: 20111003
Data Distribution Information
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Distribution liability:
The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Phone: 503-808-6565
Fax: 503-808-6374
Email: ehiebent@blm.gov
Hours of service: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Address type: mailing
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20130315
Last metadata review date: 20111006
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Roger Mills
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6340
Email: r2mills@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
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