SCSNAT 1.0 - NRCS National Dams InventoryEntry ID: USDA0216
Abstract: The NRCS data dictionary lists 65 fields including names,
identification, locations, physical sizes, and program aspects
of dams built with SCS assistance. Estimated current number of
such dams is 26,000. Dataset is on a national scale and resides
at the SCS National Headquarters Engineering Division. Primary
purpose is to manage dam safety and watershed projects programs.
Data are forwarded to ... FAME for inclusion in "National Inventory
of Dams" database.
Collection Organization: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Offices at all levels.
Collection Methodology: Data are generated by NRCS offices at
all levels. Data are primarily collected by NRCS State Offices,
then forwarded to Regional Offices and then on to Headquarters.
Collection Frequency: NRCS State Offices update data at least
Update Characteristics: Portions of dataset are updated as new
dams are constructed or as more information is obtained on
Record consists of information about a single dam. Number of
records ranges from 25K to 27K requiring from 5MB to 7MB
Data Center: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Dissemination Media: On 3B2 X UNIX and DOS platforms.
File Format: Prelude DBMS and Paradox DBMS.
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
ISO Topic Category
Quality Currently none.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: bill.irwin at usda.gov
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Engineering Division
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20013-2890
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Data in FAME "National Inventory of Dams" database is analyzed
and included in reports to Congress. Most recent was "Water
Control Infrastructure", FAME 245, October 1993.
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-09-19