Section 3 Data Sources

3.1 Covariate Datasets

3.1.1 Catchment Delineation

The stream temperature model uses the National Hydrography Dataset High Resolution Delineation Version 2 (NHDHRDV2) catchment delineation.

Shapefiles of the catchments can be downloaded from: http://ecosheds.org/assets/nhdhrd/v2/

The spatial_XX.zip files contain pre-staged datasets for each HUC2 region (e.g. spatial_01.zip contains the catchments for the HUC2 region 01).

3.1.2 Climate Data

Daily air temperature and precipitation were obtained from the Daymet V3 gridded estimates of daily weather parameters for North America. The raw Daymet datasets (NetCDF4 files) were processed using the code in walkerjeffd/sheds-daymet.

3.1.3 Geospatial Characteristics

Geospatial characteristics of each catchment were generated using the code in basinCharacteristics. More information can be found on the SHEDS GIS Data page.

3.2 Stream Temperature Observations

Temperature observations extractd from the SHEDS Stream Temperature Database, which contains data uploaded from numerous state and federal agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations.

3.2.1 Data Summary

The following table summarizes the number of monitoring stations, deployments, and total observations for each agency and organization.

Agency ID Agency Description # Stations # Deployments # Observations
ARA Ausable River Association 18 9 275,493
ARWC Androscoggin River Watershed Council 31 15 471,717
BCDEPS Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability 28 23 223,674
BSP Baxter State Park 148 9 2,359,289
CTDEEP CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 4,832 1,091 15,193,308
CTVOLMON CT Volunteer Monitoring 579 234 2,581,438
FRITSCHIE Keith Fritschie, Dartmouth 67 67 164,581
HAYDEN Michael Hayden 48 6 431,425
HBM Houlton Band of Malisset 1 1 5,025
HCSWCD Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District 19 10 239,006
HMF Hopkins Memorial Forest 4 4 22,136
JMU James Madison University 7 7 20,477
MADEP MA Department of Environmental Protection 1,768 548 1,228,324
MAFW MA Fish and Wildlife 48 48 24,127
MAFW_RQ MA Division of Fish and Wildlife, Rebecca Quinones 24 24 51,745
MBSS Maryland Biological Stream Survey 474 474 43,278
MEDEP ME Department of Environmental Protection 834 478 3,417,745
MEDMR Maine Department of Marine Resources 56 29 228,314
MEDOT ME Department of Transportation 3 3 85,848
MEIFW ME Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 152 112 2,189,591
ME_MC Midcoast Conservancy 22 13 254,647
NHDES NH Department of Environmental Services 18 18 1,641
NHFG NH Department of Fish and Game 25 25 2,831
NJDEP New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 8 8 35,904
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 118 14 516,501
NYDEC NY Department of Environmental Conservation 568 327 1,424,810
OARS OARS 8 8 1,032,728
PINDNR Penobscot Indian Nation Department of Natural Resources 84 37 401,621
PSU Plymouth State University 134 117 17,964,253
RIDEM Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management 119 85 239,019
SRBC Susquehanna River Basin Commission 351 60 18,926,101
SRCC Saco River Corridor Commission 8 8 8,927
SVWA Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance 5 5 99,417
TU_ADK Trout Unlimited, Adirondacks 62 61 170,416
TU_CLEARWATER Trout Unlimited, Clearwater Chapter 15 15 60,401
TU_DW Trout Unlimited, Deerfield Watershed 28 10 283,576
TU_HR Trout Unlimited, Housatonic River 7 2 20,497
TU_KV Trout Unlimited, Kennebec Valley 13 13 67,271
TU_NY Trout Unlimited, New York Chapter 27 27 70,887
UMAINE University of Maine 12 6 112,100
UNITY Unity College 8 4 263,184
USFS US Forest Service 510 135 5,862,950
USFS_SRS US Forest Service Southern Research Station 8 8 40,983
USFWS_LGL US Fish and Wildlife Service, Lower Great Lakes FWCO 11 11 59,232
USFWS_ME US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Field Office 418 314 12,288,816
USFWS_MNWR US Fish and Wildlife Service, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge 16 15 86,657
USGS U.S. Geological Survey 310 57 3,965,147
USGS_BRD US Geological Survey BRD 11 11 11,421
USGS_Conte USGS Conte Lab 45 19 1,409,178
USGS_Leetown USGS Leetown Science Center 115 114 457,000
VAHUDY VA HUDY 33 33 136,266
VTFWD VT Fish and Wildlife Department 478 413 3,507,447
WVDNR WV Department of Natural Resources 214 214 835,882