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Massachusetts Stream Crossing Project Data Web Map Service

March 15, 2024

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass Amherst), in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), began a series of studies in 2019 to develop a web-based statewide hydraulic modeling tool to provide preliminary culvert designs to support stream crossing replacement projects in Massachusetts. This Web Map Service (WMS) has been developed to query data from the hydraulic models at select stream crossing locations using the StreamStats web application for Massachusetts. The WMS contains stream crossing point locations with hydrology and hydraulic data tables and associated watershed polygons. These stream crossing locations were derived from the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative data center (NAACC Data Center). Preliminary culvert designs for three-sided box, conspan arch, and a pipe culvert have been modeled using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) software with cross-sectional and channel geometry data derived from high-resolution light detection and ranging (lidar) Digital Elevation Models (DEM). The WMS layer provides the ability to generate reports in the USGS StreamStats web application for Massachusetts at the stream crossing locations for site location information, preliminary culvert designs, flood flows, bankfull channel geometry, aquatic habitat and stream connectivity restoration potential, basin characteristics, and other select information.

This data release contains:

1. Massachusetts_Stream_Crossing_Data_Dictionary.csv - data dictionary with detailed explanations for all entities and attributes associated with the web map service layers.
2. Online link to the ArcGIS Online web map service.

Publication Year 2024
Title Massachusetts Stream Crossing Project Data Web Map Service
DOI 10.5066/P9BL9CW4
Authors Luke P Sturtevant, Brendan A Mccarthy
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization New England Water Science Center