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Arkansas NHD Resources

December 5, 2007 Board Endorses Surface Water Stewardship

At its final Board meeting on December 5, 2007 the Arkansas State Land Information Board endorsed the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) as the state’s steward for our National Hydro Dataset (NHD). The NHD GIS data consists of surface waters such as rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and other surface water features. In this role ADEQ will receive error reports on the NHD GIS layer from authorized users, coordinate data updates, and coordinate the state’s submissions in the national database maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Goal to Complete 1:24,000 Editing by December 2011

The NHD Technical Working Group established December 2011 as the target date to complete editing of the state’s NHD at 1:24,000.

NHD Technical Working Group Meeting Notes

The Arkansas NHD Technical Working Group will be guided by the Geographic Names Information Systems (GNIS) principles, policies and procedures for establishing new stream names and or revising existing stream names.

Priority Stewardship Hydrologic Unit Code Areas
The Arkansas National Hydro Dataset (NHD) Technical Working Group determined its top priority areas are based upon intensive development activities occurring throughout the state as a result of a multitude of projects across the State. The remaining HUCs will be the priority focus for edits and updates through the Arkansas NHD Stewardship program activities.