NOAA's Coastal Protection and Restoration Division: Watershed Database and Mapping Projects

Protection and restoration of coastal watersheds requires the synthesis of complex environmental issues. Contaminated site remediation, dredging and disposal of contaminated sediments, and restoring injured habitats are a few of the challenges facing coastal managers. The evaluation of multiple environmental issues can be significantly improved by combining scientific data and watershed characteristics into a Geographic Information System (GIS).NOAA's Coastal Protection and Restoration Division (CPRD) has developed decision-support tools for specific watersheds around the country that combine the use of a standard database structure, database-mapping application, and GIS. CPRD Watershed Database & Mapping Projects facilitate sediment and tissue chemistry and bioeffects data, natural resources, and potential habitat restoration projects to be overlaid on a watershed's features and land uses, and displayed on maps at flexible spatial scales. This approach simplifies data analysis and presentation, provides valuable tools for complex decision-making, and improves our understanding of dynamic aquatic ecosystems.

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Last Updated June 7, 2017, 22:34
Created June 7, 2017, 22:34
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