Healthy Watersheds Partnership - Relevant Data and Tools

See below for relevant data and tools related to watershed assessment.


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Dataset Name
Spatial Resolution
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Temporal Resolution
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Used in HWP Assessment
Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS) CDFW* Varies Varies Varies Yes
Cal-Adapt UCB, CEC Varies Monthly, Annual 1950 - 2100 Yes
California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN) SWRCB Varies Varies 1950 - 2020 Yes
California Freshwater Species Database v2 TNC HUC 8 Static 2015 Yes
California Natural Flows Database TNC, USGS HUC 10, stream reach Static, Annual 1950 - 2015 Yes
National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) USGS HUC 2, HUC 4, HUC 8 Static NA Yes
National Land Cover Database (NLCD) MRLC Consortium, USGS 30 m Annual 1985 - 2016 Yes
PRISM Climate Data PRISM Climate Group 800 m, 40 km Daily, Monthly, Annual 1895 - 2020
(Best data from 1981 - 2020)
Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) USGS HUC 2, HUC 4, HUC 6, HUC 8, HUC 10, HUC 12, HUC 14, HUC 16 Static NA Yes

CDFW = California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CEC = California Energy Commission, MRLC = Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics, SWRCB = California State Water Resources Control Board, TNC = The Nature Conservancy, UCB = University of California, Berkeley, USGS = United States Geological Survey

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