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NWS River Forecast Basins [baddmmyy]

National Image of Basins in US
Figure shows generally what the River Basins look like.

Description Valid Date Available Version(s) Size (bytes) # records
River Basins 12 May 2015 Download Compressed Shapefile, 40,964,096 bytes 6731
Change History

File Specifications:

Naming Convention: ba baddmmyy .shp/.shx/.dbf - where .shp, .shx, .dbf are the extensions of the 3 component files of the shapefile and .prj is the projection file.
Shapefile Type: polygon
Source: NWS River Forecast Centers National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC)


field name type width,dec description
ID character 8 Basin Identifier
NAME character 64 Basin Name
CWA character 12 CWA Identifier (name of WFO)
RFC character 5 RFC Identifier
LON numeric 10,5 Longitude of centroid [decimal degrees]
LAT numeric 9,5 Latitude of centroid [decimal degrees]


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