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BASINS: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point & Nonpoint SourcesEntry ID: BASINS-EPA
Abstract: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS) is a multipurpose environmental analysis system designed to help regional, state, and local agencies perform watershed- and water quality-based studies.
It was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assist in watershed management and TMDL development by integrating environmental data, analysis tools, and ... watershed and water quality models.
A geographic information system (GIS) provides the integrating framework for BASINS. GIS organizes spatial information so it can be displayed as maps, tables, or graphics. GIS allows the user to analyze landscape information and display relationships among data. Through the use of GIS, BASINS has the flexibility to display and integrate a wide range of information (e.g., land use, point source discharges, and water supply withdrawals) at a scale chosen by the user.
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (202) 566-0409
Modeling and Information Technology Team Standards and Health Protection Division Office of Science and Technology U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mailcode - 4305T 1201 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Province or State: D.C.
Postal Code: 20460
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