Introduction to the Anadromous Waters Catalog
Interpretation of the Catalog
Water Bodies by Number
Each water body in the Catalog of Waters Important for Spawning, Rearing or Migration of Anadromous Fishes is listed on two lines. The first line contains the water body number, information about the location of the mouth of the water body, and the known anadromous fish species and life stages present at the mouth of water body. The second line lists the water body name (if known) and location information for the upper point, and the known anadromous fish species and life stages present at the upper point. Column headings occur at the top of each page. For example, Grant Creek would be listed as follows:
NUMBER / NAME
|101-75-10100||Bradfield Canal A-4||56.03889 N||131.21270 W||C 67S 92E 20||Kp,COp,Ps,CHs,SHp|
|Grant Creek||Bradfield Canal A-5||56.10856 N||131.34453 W||C 66S 91E 33||Ks,COs,Ps,CHs|
In this example, the first line lists:
- the water body number (101-75-10100);
- the USGS map quadrangle containing the mouth of the water body (Bradfield Canal A-4);
- the latitude-longitude of the mouth of the water body in decimal degrees (56.03889 latitude North; 131.21270 West longitude, NAD 1983 datum); and
- the legal description of the water body mouth, given by meridian (Copper River), township (67 South), range (92 East), and section (20)
- species string for the species and life stages present or entering at the mouth.
The second line lists:
- the water body name, if known (Grant Creek);
- the USGS map quadrangle containing the water body's upper point, if different from the quadrangle containing the mouth (Bradfield Canal A-5);
- the latitude-longitude of the upper point of the water body in decimal degrees (NAD 1983 datum);
- the legal description of the upper point; and
- the species string for the species and life stages present or at the upper extent of the water body.
For purposes of data presentation in the catalog, lakes and polygons do not have mouths or upper points. Instead the location information contained in the first line reflects a point near the middle of the lake or polygon on the cited quadrangle map. If any portion of a lake occurs on several quadrangle maps, only one quad will appear in the first line. The lake or polygon name will appear on the second line if known.
Water Bodies by Name
To reference anadromous water bodies by name, use the alphabetical listing of known named water bodies in the second part of the catalog. Local names are denoted by an * that appears in the front of the name and appears first in the alphabetical listing.