Waterfront Development Planning Protocol - Pilot Area Coverage

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Identification_Information:

Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Comprehensive Coastal Inventory, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Waterfront Development Planning Protocol - Pilot Area Coverage
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Online_Linkage: <URL:<http://ccrm.vims.edu/shorelands.html>

Description:

Abstract:
Community development along the waterfront challenges managers each day to balance expansion and economic growth with preservation of aquatic resources. There are few guidance tools available to managers to improve how decisions are made. This is especially true in communities experiencing development pressure.

This project begins to address this issue with the development of a protocol that considers specific criteria in a waterfront landscape that collectively appraise the potential risk of development to sensitive aquatic resources. A GIS-based model assesses and ranks criteria based on a designated set of rules and conditions. The model output classifies shoreline segments as low, moderate, or high potential for impact to aquatic health based on the cumulative scores.

Greenvale Creek in Lancaster County, Virginia was modeled to test the protocol.

Purpose:
The project is designed to help localities determine the potential effects of waterfront development on local water quality and living resources.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2003
Currentness_Reference: publication dates of source materials

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned

Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.55090978
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.53726238
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.72983097
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.70841227

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Waterfront development planning
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: Lancaster County
Place_Keyword: Greenvale Creek

Access_Constraints: none

Use_Constraints:
This is a tool to assist with decision making at the local level. The product does not take into account local zoning policies and is not intended to replace or over ride such policies. The data do not replace the need for local site visitation.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Marcia Berman
Contact_Organization: Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Contact_Position: Director Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 1346
City: Gloucester Point
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 23062
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (804) 684-7188
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (804) 684-7179
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: marcia@vims.edu

Data_Set_Credit:
This project was funded by the Virginia Coastal Program at the Department of Environmental Quality, Grant Number NA07OZ0136-01 of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. The principal investigator would like to acknowledge all members of the steering committee and technical advisory committee. Special thanks to Tamia Rudnicky of the technical advisory committee for her work on model development. Pamela Mason, also of TAC provided editorial review and comments on the final report. Dave Weiss developed and maintains the website at: <http://ccrm.vims.edu/shorelands.html>

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
SunOS, 5.7, sun4u UNIX ARC/INFO version 7.2.1


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Assumptions were made that all data used for producing this coverage were accurate. Every effort was made to keep variables and items consistent by using amls to do the processing. Draft maps produced from this coverage and associated coverages were used to double check results.

Logical_Consistency_Report:
Polygon and chain-node topology present. The coverage was checked for dangles, misplaced arcs, and improperly labeled polygons. Where mistakes were found, corrections were made. Although the coverage was checked throughly, this does not guarantee that it is mistake free.

Completeness_Report:
All tidal shoreline included in the adopted digital shoreline coverage were analyzed for every parameter modeled.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Chesapeake Bay SAV Coverage 1971-2000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1971
Ending_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: HSAV
Source_Contribution: location of historic SAV

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 200302
Title: 2001 Chesapeake Bay SAV Coverage
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2001
Source_Currentness_Reference: date of photography
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: SAV
Source_Contribution: location current SAV

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 1974-1988
Title: Tidal Marsh Inventory
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1974
Ending_Date: 1988
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TMI
Source_Contribution: wetlands data

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication_Date: 19990527
Title: Virginia Land Cover Data Set
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD USA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1986
Ending_Date: 1993
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: LU
Source_Contribution:
land use information, also used to obtain riparian forest information.

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage (DCR)
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Natural Heritage Resources
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Richmond, VA
Publisher: Department of Conservation and Recreation
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2003
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTE
Source_Contribution:
presence/absence of rare, threatened, or endangered species, and environmentally significant areas.

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Aquaculture Points
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: AQUA
Source_Contribution: oyster and hard clam aquaculture locations

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Oyster Reefs
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: REEF
Source_Contribution: oyster reef locations

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 1991
Title: Mean High Water Shoreline Position, Virginia
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1964
Ending_Date: 1987
Source_Currentness_Reference: date of USGS map
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: SHL
Source_Contribution: shoreline position

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Virginia Shoreline Exposure
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1964
Ending_Date: 1987
Source_Currentness_Reference: date of USGS map
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FETCH
Source_Contribution: distance to nearest shoreline

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Comprehensive Coastal Inventory, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Lancaster County Shoreline Situation Report - 2001
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Special Report in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering No. 371 of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Issue_Identification: SRAMSOE No. 371
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition at time of survey.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: SSR
Source_Contribution:
provided information on shoreline structures, bank stability, and bank height.

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Shoreline Sanitation Sewer locations
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1992
Ending_Date: 2002
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition at time of survey.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: SEWER
Source_Contribution: sewer location

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication_Date: 199911220
Title:
Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Northumberland and Lancaster Counties, Virginia
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Type_of_Source_Media: vector digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19991220
Ending_Date: 19991220
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: SOIL
Source_Contribution: soil properties (erodibility and permeability).

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage (DCR)
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: VCLA Hubs and Corridors
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Richmond, VA
Publisher: Department of Conservation and Recreation
Type_of_Source_Media: raster digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2003
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: HUBS
Source_Contribution: location of important forested areas

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Virginia tidal shoreline (SHL) was clipped to the study area boundary containing Greenvale Creek in Lancaster County, Virginia.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Analytical units for Greenvale Creek were created by splitting the shoreline into 600 m segments, buffering the shoreline 90 m inland and 200 m offshore, and segmenting the buffer with arcs set perpendicular to the shoreline at the arc split nodes.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
An AML was written to process the steps below. In most cases, coverages were identitied with the analytical unit coverage. A frequency was run using the windows id and a key variable in the criteria coverage. Each windows polygon was analyzed to find the criteria and then coded appropriately.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Land use (NLCD) was clipped to the study area boundary. Land use types were grouped into four categories for this analysis: developed (low intensity residential, high intensity residential, high intensity developed, commercial, and urban/recreational grasses); forest (transitional, deciduous, evergreen, mixed, and woody wetlands); agriculture (pasture/hay and row crops); barren (bare rock and quarries). Open water and emergent wetlands were not considered in this analysis. Land use was then intersected with the Greenvale analysis units. Each unit was given a base modifier score based upon the land use type present within the 90 m upland of the shoreline. If the land use was >25% developed, the score was 5; if developed was <25% and forest was the dominant land use, the score was 15; if developed was <25% and agriculture was the dominant land use, the score was 5; and if developed was <25% and forest was the dominant land use and the forest overlapped a hub or corridor (HUBS), then the score was 20.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Threatened and endangered species were used as an additional modifier in this protocol. Buffered points showing the approximate location of rare, threatened, or endangered species, unique communities, and significant land formations were obtained from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (RTE). This coverage was overlaid with the analysis units. Each polygon unit was examined for the presence or absence of an RTE polygon. If a state or federally listed species was present the unit scored 100, if absent it scored 0. The same RTE coverage was also used to determine the presence or absence of environmentally significant conservation sites. If a site was present, the unit scored 100, otherwise the unit score was 0.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Aquaculture sites (AQUA) were used as an additional modifier. If a commercial aquaculture site occurred within an analysis unit, then the unit scored 1.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Another additional modifier was the sewers coverage (SEWER). If a sewer system is absent from the analysis unit then the unit scores a 4; if there is a lake-pond drainage then the unit scores a 3, otherwise the score is 0.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The final additional modifier used was shoreline structures taken from the Lancaster Shoreline Survey (SSR). Within each unit, shoreline <50% modified with structures such as riprap, bulkhead, or breakwaters received a score of 2. Units with shoreline >50% modified obtained a score of 1,
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Two coverages were created for the waterfront development planning protocol reflecting different planning considerations. Water quality and sensitive habitat each contain the six modifier scores from the initial analysis unit coverage.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Soil permeability and erodibility are two factors considered under water quality. SSURGO data (SOILS) was used to obtain the k factor for soil erodibility and the average soil permeability of the top layer of soil. These factors were weighted by their total area within the analysis units. Scoring is as follows: Erodible soils - >0.4 score = 3; 0.25 - 0.4 score = 2; 0.05 - 0.25 score = 1. Permeability - <0.6 score = 1; 0.6 - 6.0 score = 2; and >6.0 score = 3.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Bank stability and bank height, obtained from the Lancaster shoreline survey data (SSR), were factored into the water quality scoring. Within each unit, shoreline >50% stable (classified as low erosion) scored 0; shoreline <50% stable scored 2. Within each unit, if >50% of the shoreline bank height is >10ft, or if >50% of the shoreline is <5ft, then the score = 2.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Wave height is also a feature within water quality. A previously created coverage (FETCH) containing distance to the nearest shore was used as a surrogate for wave height. If the average fetch was greater than 2km, the score = 2, otherwise the score = 0.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Riparian forest was a variable in both the water quality and sensitive habitat categories. The shoreline (SHL) was buffered by 30 m and then unioned with land use (NLCD). The percent of forest (evergreen, deciduous, mixed, woody wetlands, and transition) was calculated for the 30m upland shoreline strip. Scoring for water quality is as follows: 0-33% score = 2; 33.1-66% score = 1; 66.1-100% score = 0. Scoring for habitat is as follows: 0-33% score = 0; 33.1-66% score = 3; 66.1-100% score = 6.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The tidal marsh inventory (TMI) coverage was used to satisfy the wetlands criteria for the water quality and habitat categories in the waterfront development protocol. The wetlands coverage and the analysis unit coverage were unioned and a frequency was performed. If a wetland was present within an analysis unit, the habitat coverage was given a score of 3, whereas the water quality coverage received a score of 0. If wetlands were absent from the analysis unit, the habitat coverage score 0 and the water quality cover scored 2.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is another criteria for the habitat model. At the time of this analysis, the most recent SAV coverage available was from 2001. Historic SAV contains the location of SAV from 1971 to 2000. If current SAV is present, the score = 3. If current SAV is absent, but historic SAV is present, score = 2; otherwise score = 0.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The location of oyster reefs (REEF) is another consideration under the habitat criteria for waterfront development. Oyster reef points were buffered 50 m. If the point or buffer overlapped an analysis unit, the oysterscore become a 3, otherwise it was a 0.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Scores within the water quality and the habitat coverages were summed. The summed scores were divided into three equal ranges and given a ranking of low, moderate, or high.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The sensitive habitat and water quality coverages were combined to create the final coverage. Water quality and habitat scores were combined to create the final score. Score combinations and results are as follows: low/low = low, low/moderate = moderate, low/high = high, moderate/moderate = moderate, moderate/high = high, and high/high = high.
Process_Date: 2003

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Analytical units were overlaid with state, federal, and locally owned lands. Any analytical units that overlapped were coded st_fed_loc_overlap = 'yes'.
Process_Date: 2003


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SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 15


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: .9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75W
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Ellipsoid_Name: GRS1980
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Below is a listing of attributes found in this coverage. The first four items are ArcInfo generated. LABEL is a unique identifier for each analysis unit. BUFFER = 'yes' indicates that the polygon is part of the 200m offshore and 90m inland buffer. LUSCORE holds the base modifier existing land use score. The score will be 5 if land use is > 25% developed, or if developed is <25% and agriculture is dominant. The score will be 15 if developed is <25% and forest is the dominant land use. The score will be 20 if developed is <25% and forest is the dominant land use and the forest overlaps a hub or corridor. RTESCORE holds the rare/threatened/endangered species score. If an RTE is present, the score will be 100. SIGNIFSCORE holds the score for environmentally significant areas. If they are present the score = 100. AQUASCORE holds the score for aquaculture. Sites containing aquaculture are scored 1. SEWERSCORE contains the scores from overlaying the sewers coverage with the analysis units. If the unit does not contain a sewer polygon then the score is 4. If the unit contains a lake pond drainage basin then the score is 3. If a sewer is present, the score is 0. SHLMODSCORE is the score for shoreline modification. If the total shoreline within an analysis unit is <50% modified then the score is 2, if the shoreline is >50% modified the score is 1. SH_TMISCORE contains the sensitive habitat scoring for wetlands. If a wetland is present, the score = 3, otherwise it is 0. SAVSCORE contains the score for submerged aquatic vegetation. Current 2001 SAV obtains a score of 3, if current SAV is absent but historic SAV is present, then the score is 2, otherwise the score is 0. REEFSCORE contains the scores for oyster reefs. An analysis unit with an oyster reef present gets a score of 3. SH_FORESTSCORE contains the sensitive habitat score for riparian forest. Percent of riparian forest within a 30 m buffer of the shoreline was calculated for each analysis unit. If the percent was 0-33 then the score = 0, 33.1-66 score = 3, 66.1-100 score = 6. SUM_MODIFIERS contains the sum of the six modifiers (luscore, rtescore, signifscore, aquascore, sewerscore, and shlmodscore). SUM_SHABITAT contains the summed scores for the sensitive habitat portion of the model (sh_tmiscore, savscore, reefscore, sh_forestscore). SUM_MOD_SHABITAT contains the sum of sum_modifiers and sum_shabitat. MODIFIER_IMPACT, SHABITAT_IMPACT, AND MOD_SHABITAT_IMP hold the text ranking (low, moderate, high) of the previous three items. ERODSCORE contains the soil erodibility score for the analysis unit. Weighted kfactors >0.4 scored 3, those between 0.25-0.4 scored 2, 0.05 - 0.2 scored 1. PERMSCORE holds the soil permeability scores. Permeability
6.0 scores a 3, 0.6-6.0 scores a 2, and <0.6 scores a 1.
STABILITYSCORE holds the bank stability score which is based on the percent of stable shoreline (low erosion shoreline) within each analysis unit. If the amount of shoreline is <50% stable, then the score is 2, otherwise the score is 0. HEIGHTSCORE contains the scores for bank height. If >50% of shoreline within a unit is >10ft, or if >50% of the shoreline is <5ft, then the score is 2, otherwise the score is 0. EXPOSCORE contains the score for shoreline exposure. If the nearest land across the water is >2000m then the score is 2, otherwise the score is 0. FORESTSCORE contains the riparian forest score for water quality. If the percent of riparian forest is 0-33 the score = 2, 33.1-66 score = 1, 66.1-100 score = 0. TMISCORE holds the wetland score for water quality. If a wetland is present the score = 0; if a wetland is absent, the score = 2. SUM_WATERQ contains the summed scores for erodscore, permscore, stabilityscore, heightscore, exposcore, forestscore, and tmiscore. SUM_MOD_WATERQ hold the summed scores for sum_waterq and sum_modifiers. WATERQ_IMPACT and MOD_WATERQ_IMPAC hold the text ranking (low, moderate, high) of the previous two items. FINALSCORE holds the final ranking obtained by combining MOD_SHBITAT_IMP with MOD_WATERQ_IMPAC. Scores with be low, moderate, or high. ST_FED_LOC_OVERL is defined as state, federal, or locally owned lands. If this item contains a 'yes', then the analysis unit overlaps a publicly owned parcel.

GRNFINALCOV.PAT:

COLUMN   ITEM NAME        WIDTH OUTPUT  TYPE N.DEC  ALTERNATE NAME
    1  AREA                   4    12     F      3
    5  PERIMETER              4    12     F      3
    9  GRNFINALCOV#           4     5     B      -
   13  GRNFINALCOV-ID         4     5     B      -
   17  LABEL                  4     5     B      -
   21  BUFFER                 4     4     C      -
   25  LUSCORE                8     8     F      2
   33  RTESCORE               8     8     F      2
   41  SIGNIFSCORE            8     8     F      2
   49  AQUASCORE              8     8     F      2
   57  SEWERSCORE             8     8     F      2
   65  SHLMODSCORE            8     8     F      2
   73  SH_TMISCORE            8     8     F      2
   81  SAVSCORE               8     8     F      2
   89  REEFSCORE              8     8     F      2
   97  SH_FORESTSCORE         8     8     F      2
  105  SUM_MODIFIERS          8     8     F      2
  113  SUM_SHABITAT           8     8     F      2
  121  SUM_MOD_SHABITAT       8     8     F      2
  129  MODIFIER_IMPACT       10    10     C      -
  139  SHABITAT_IMPACT       10    10     C      -
  149  MOD_SHABITAT_IMP      10    10     C      -
  159  ERODSCORE              8     8     F      2
  167  PERMSCORE              8     8     F      2
  175  STABILITYSCORE         8     8     F      2
  183  HEIGHTSCORE            8     8     F      2
  191  EXPOSCORE              8     8     F      2
  199  FORESTSCORE            8     8     F      2
  207  TMISCORE               8     8     F      2
  215  SUM_WATERQ             8     8     F      2
  223  SUM_MOD_WATERQ         8     8     F      2
  231  WATERQ_IMPACT         10    10     C      -
  241  MOD_WATERQ_IMPAC      10    10     C      -
  251  FINALSCORE            16    16     C      -
  267  ST_FED_LOC_OVERL       4     4     C      -


Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Contact_Position: Director Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 1346
City: Gloucester Point
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 23062
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (804) 684-7188
Contact_Instructions: Contact via email
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: marcia@vims.edu

Distribution_Liability:

The Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program (CCI) at VIMS performs a service by distributing data generated by either CCI or public agencies which offer data without restriction or charge. CCI assumes no responsibility for data accuracy or precision, metadata completeness or correctness for digital information. CCI assumes no liability for misuse of any data which may arise as a result of any alteration, conversion, or combination with other data sources. As well, the timeliness and scale of these products must be considered when evaluating appropriate use.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030912
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Contact_Person: Tamia Rudnicky
Contact_Position: GIS Programmer/Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 1346
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