Designated Wildlife Lakes

This page last updated: 12/08/2016
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2. Data Quality
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Section 1 Overview
Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Title Designated Wildlife Lakes
Abstract This resource contains two feature classes: a polygon feature class of Designated Wildlife Lakes in Minnesota, and a point feature class with the polygons converted to points. Lakes were selected out from the DNR 100k Lakes and Rivers shapefile.
Purpose To provide a spatial representation of formally designated wildlife lakes by the DNR Commissioner, as set forth by Minnesota Statutes 97A.101 subdivision 2. This designation allows the DNR to temporarily lower lake levels periodically to improve wildlife habitat and regulate motorized watercraft and recreational vehicles on the lake.
Time Period of Content Date 12/08/2016
Currentness Reference Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data
Bounding Coordinates -96.044138
-92.439040
47.712244
43.507349
Place Keywords Minnesota, MN
Theme Keywords Hydrography, wildlife, lakes
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints No special restrictions beyond those described in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement.
Use Constraints No special restrictions beyond those described in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement.
Contact Person Information Nicole Hansel-Welch, Shallow Lakes Program Supervisor
Minnesota DNR - Division of Fish & Wildlife - Wildlife Unit
1601 Minnesota Dr
Brainerd, MN  56401-0030
Phone: 218-203-4333
Fax: 218-833-8632
Email: Nicole.Hansel-Welch@state.mn.us
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Associated Data Sets

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency Data are topologically correct using ArcGIS 9.x. All polygons are closed and lines intersect where intended.
Completeness This layer is updated as new basins are designated.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Source layer lake_wildpy2: Horizontal positional accuracy is based originally on 100k USGS source quadrangles, and has been improved by on-screen digitizing over USGS 1991-1992 DOQ imagery
Vertical Positional Accuracy Source layer lake_wildpy2: Not Applicable
Lineage

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
Overview
Detailed Citation
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota DNR - Division of Fish & Wildlife - Wildlife Unit
Publication Date 12/08/2016
Contact Person Information Bruce Anderson, GIS Support Specialist
Minnesota DNR - Division of Fish & Wildlife - Wildlife Unit
1201 E HWY 2
Grand Rapids, MN  55744
Phone: 218-327-4105
Fax: 218-327-4263
Email: Bruce.J.Anderson@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier env_designated_wildlife_lakes
Distribution Liability The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online: www.dnr.state.mn.us/sitetools/data_software_license.html
Ordering Instructions Please visit the download page for this dataset on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons website using the web link below (Online Linkage).
Online Linkage I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process or link to download information. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 12/08/2016
Contact Person Information Bruce Anderson, GIS Support Specialist
Minnesota DNR - Division of Fish & Wildlife - Wildlife Unit
1201 E HWY 2
Grand Rapids, MN  55744
Phone: 218-327-4105
Fax: 218-327-4263
Email: Bruce.J.Anderson@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/mgmg/metadata.htm


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