The StreamCat Dataset: Accumulated Attributes for NHDPlusV2 (Version 2.1) Catchments for the Conterminous United States: Road and Stream Intersections
This dataset represents the density of road and stream crossings within individual, local NHDPlusV2 catchments and upstream, contributing watersheds. Attributes of the landscape layer were calculated for every local NHDPlusV2 catchment and then accumulated to provide watershed-level metrics. (see Data Sources for links to NHDPlusV2 data and metadata) The landscape layer (raster) was developed by James Falcone of the USGS. US Census TIGER 2000 line files of roads and the NHDPlusV1 line files of all streams were converted to 30-meter grids where the presence of a street or stream was a 1 and everything else a 0. These were intersected and anything that was a 1 in both grids is the result. The density of road and stream crossings (crossings / square kilometer) were summarized to produce local catchment-level and watershed-level metrics as a continuous data type (see Data Structure and Attribute Information for a description).