Digital drainage basin boundaries of named streams in Pennsylvania

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Abstract: In 1989, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (PaDER), in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division (USGS published the Pennsylvania (PA) Gazetteer of Streams. This publication contains information related to named streams in Pennsylvania. Drainage basin boundaries are delineated on the 7.5-minute series topographic paper quadrangle maps for PA ... View entire text
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Description: FGDC metadata on Digital drainage basin boundaries of named streams in Pennsylvania.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.0   S: 39.72   E: -74.69   W: -76.43

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hoffman, Scott A. and Kernan, James T.
Dataset Title: Digital drainage basin boundaries of named streams in Pennsylvania
Dataset Series Name: Open_file Report, 96-354
Dataset Release Date: 1996-07-01
Version: 1.0
Issue Identification: 1
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Quality Due to the nature of this data set, it is difficult to determine a true positional accuracy. This data set is an interpretation of an Interpretation photogramatrist interpretated the contour lines from an aerial photo and a USGS hydrologist determined the drainage basin line. Therefore within the scope of the delineation of the drainage basin lines, these data are accurate within 1:24,000-scale guidelines.
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Data Center
Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (717) 730-6960
Email: plietman at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center
215 Limekiln Road
City: New Cumberland
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 17070
Country: USA
Phone: 1-888-275-8747
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U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 1992, Understanding GIS:
The Arc/Info method: Redlands, California, p. xxvii-xxiii, 5-1-5-4.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-02-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-02-12
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