Watershed Map Gallery for Internet Users: York River and James River Watersheds
The Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program (CCI) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has been accumulating available resource information in support of watershed level planning for more than ten years. The York River and James River Watersheds have been the focus of this effort. In the last eight years, annual map portfolios and reports have been periodically released to a small suite of individuals at the state and local level. These reports have integrated watershed level data across various agencies within a single GIS framework. Among other areas of emphasis, they have most notably provided support to the state's tributaries strategy development and implementation process.
This website, "A Watershed Map Gallery" was developed to increase the distribution of the hardcopy mapped products originally released with a very limited distribution. Two galleries of map products can be viewed. The York River Watershed Map Gallery was developed between 1992 and 1997, and includes 26 different map compositions, each with a brief description. The James River Watershed Map Gallery was developed between 1998 and 1999. It includes 46 map compositions with descriptions. The watershed of the James River is divided into three segments, the Coastal plain, the Piedmont, and the Mountain Region because of its size.
Maps were generated from GIS based coverages developed by CCI or other state and federal agencies, as indicated. Sources of data include the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the United States Census Bureau, the Chesapeake Bay Program, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Geological Survey. CCI provides these data with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete, and conclusions drawn from the data are the sole responsibility of the user.
Every attempt has been made to ensure that these data and the documentation are reliable and accurate. Neither the Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program (CCI), nor the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) assume liability for any damages caused by inaccuracies in the data or documentation, or as a result of failure of the data to perform in a particular manner. CCI and VIMS makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or utility of this information, nor does the fact of distribution constitute a warranty.
Individuals who download these data agree to the following, and understand the limitations defined:
Integration of these data into other products requires proper citation of the CCI Program. Proper citation(s) for use of these maps are: "Center for Coastal Resources Management, James River Watershed Map Gallery, 2000. Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia, 23062." or "Center for Coastal Resources Management, York River Watershed Map Gallery, 2000. Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia, 23062."
Use of these maps in publications, either digital or hardcopy, requires proper citation, and inclusion of the CCI logo.
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- CCI is not responsible for misuse of these data.
- CCI does not oversee or assume responsibility for alterations to this product by users.
- CCI may not address specific questions from users who received the data through another party.
- Distribution of these data is not restricted.
- CCI encourages noticeable errors be reported to CCI.
This project has been funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, through grant number CD983032-01-0. In addition to the agencies and individuals who contributed to the development of the original map portfolios, the principal investigator would like to recognize Julie Herman and Dave Weiss for development of this website, and the products served. Questions regarding content or use of these materials should be directed to Marcia Berman, Director-Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program, Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, P.O. Box 1346, Gloucester Point, Virginia (email@example.com).
Choose from the following links for data:
James River Map Gallery (this takes you out of CARA and into CCRM site - click on CARA icon at the top of the map to return to CARA Hampton Roads)
York River Map Gallery (this takes you out of CARA and into CCRM site - click on CARA icon at the top of the map to return to CARA Hampton Roads)