Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B

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Description of data created for
The Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B
by
DNR Waters, Groundwater Mapping Unit


Data Set Name: WTYIELD

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 8/11/99


Section 1 Identification Information
Originator Hua Zhang, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources / Division of Waters
Title WTYIELD
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID  
Abstract Potential yield of the water table - polygons and lines
Purpose County Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-10 Part B, Plate 8 Water Table Hydrogeology
Time Period of Content Date 1995-1996
Currentness Reference Complete
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Stearns County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate 333,074  
East Bounding Coordinate 418,129  
North Bounding Coordinate 5,071,102  
South Bounding Coordinate 5,015,223  
Place Keywords Stearns County, Minneasota, Midwestern United States
Theme Keywords Potential yield, Water table
Theme Keyword Thesaurus  
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
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Associated Data Sets County Geologic Atlas Program: C-10 Part A, Produced by the Minnesota Geologic Survey
Section 2 Data Quality Information
Attribute Accuracy  
Logical Consistency Data are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.1.1
Completeness  
Horizontal Positional Accuracy N.A.
Vertical Positional Accuracy N.A.
Lineage A United States Geological Survey (USGS) map of water table potential yield for Stearns County was digitized. This map was published in, "Ground-Water Appraisal of Sand Plains in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties, Central Minnesota." USGS Water-Resources Investigations Open-File Report 80-1285 by G.J. Linholm, 1980. The scale is 1:126,720.

Two 1:100,000 plots were made in ARCPLOT and plotted on paper for digitizing. Both of the plots displayed quaternary sand and gravel deposits (map units I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P) from the MGS' Quaternary Stratigraphy layer from the Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part A, Plate 4.

  • PLOT 1 - displayed digitized USGS potential yield contours
       
  • PLOT 2 - displayed County Well Index (CWI) depth to water values for water table wells
Hua Zhang interpolated the water table potential yield contours from these two plots. With plot 1placed underneath plot 2 for guidance, he drew water table potential yield contours on plot 2.

The contours were digitized in ARCEDIT, the county boundary was added, and the resulting coverage was built as a polygon coverage.
 

Source Scale Denominator 1:100,000
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set Environment ARC/INFO 7.1.1
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data UTM Coordinates
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Polygon
Tiling Scheme County
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordi651te Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS 1980
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units N.A.
Altitude Datum N.A.
Altitude Units N.A.
Depth Datum N.A.
Depth Units N.A.
Cell Width N.A.
Cell Height N.A.
UTM Zone Number 15
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments None
Distance Resolution  
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview  
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation  
Table Name Field Name Begin Column Definition Valid Values Description 
wtyield.pat         Polygon Attribute Table
  YIELD   9,9,c   Potential yield range in gallons per minute for each polygon
        '<100'  
        '100-500'  
        '500-1000'  
        '1000-200'  
        '2000-3000'  
        '>3000'  
        NA No data
yldwtpy.aat         Arc Attribute Table
  YIELD   4,4,c   Potential yield in gallons per minute of each arc.
        0  
        100  
        500  
        1000  
        2000  
        3000  
Section 6 Distribution Information
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date 1999
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Distribution Liability This map was prepared from publicly available information only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the factual data on which this map is based. However, the Department of Natural Resources does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or any implied uses of these data. 

Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.

Transfer Format Name ARC/INFO, ArcExport, INFO
Transfer Format Version Number 7.1.1
Transfer Size  
Ordering Instructions Download Arc/INFO export file or ARCVIEW shapefile from Stearns County Geologic Atlas, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date 1999
Metadata Contact Person Randy McGregor
Metadata Contact Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Metadata Contact Position GIS Specialist
Metadata Contact Address 500 Lafayette Road
Metadata Contact City St. Paul
Metadata Contact State or Province MN
Metadata Contact Postal Code 55155 - 4032
Metadata Contact Voice Phone (651) 297 - 4591
Metadata Contact Fax Phone (651) 296 - 0445
Metadata Contact
E-mail Address
jan.falteisek@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.0.4
Metadata Standard Online Linkage