Influences on Wetlands and Lakes in the Adirondack Park of New York State

A Catalog of Existing and New GIS Data Layers for the 400,000 Hectare Oswegatchie/Black River Watershed.

NYS Adirondack Park Agency, SUNY Plattsburgh, Adirondack Lakes Survey Corp., 1997

Poster Abstract:

The 2.4 million hectare Adirondack Park is experiencing the effects of acid deposition and watershed development on its lake and wetland resources. This EPA sponsored project developed and interpreted diverse mapped information for the 400,000 hectare Oswegatchie/Black River watershed using ArcInfo. Phase I depicted 1223 complex lake watersheds and over 60,000 wetland hectares with over 200 wetland covertypes. Phase II provided additional digital coverages: upland vegetation (using Thematic Mapper imagery); soil parent material; surficial and bedrock geology; Adirondack Park Agency land use map (including public lands); existing residential development; forest acquisition; fire history; major storm blowdowns; and atmospheric deposition. Digital maps are presented with a method for linking the data layers with key lake chemistry data from the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation Long Term Monitoring waters.

For more information and complete references, see project report entitled "Influences on Wetlands and Lakes in the Adirondack Park of New York State: A Catalog of Existing and New GIS Layers for the 400,000-Hectare Oswegatchie/Black River Watershed" by K.M.Roy, E.B.Allen, J.W.Barge, J.A.Ross, R.P.Curran, D.J.Bogucki, D.A.Franzi, W.A.Kretser, M.M.Frank, D.M.Spada, and J.S.Banta. August 1997. Final Report to EPA State Wetlands Protection Grant No. CD992087-01.

Poster Note:

Presentation of the geographic data layers on this poster is intended only for graphic reference due to reduced scale. The graphics are presented in two sizes. The Approximate relative scale of the small figures is 1:700,000 and of the large figures is 1:500,000. Please see the project report for scale of the source data. Be advised that the original source data are of widely varying scales. All geographic data are oriented for north at top of page.