Water Framework Directive River Waterbodies - Cycle 2

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Water Framework Directive (WFD) River Waterbodies (RWB) are the management and reporting units for the WFD. WFD RWB is a polyline shapefile dataset which is formed from a water flow routes dataset. Waterbodies are assigned types depending on their likely WFD status classification and physical and biological characteristics (typology). This is in line with European Commission CIS guidance on delineation of waterbodies. Since each RWB is attributed with a unique identifier (EU_CD), this dataset can be linked directly to other WFD data sources such as physical characteristics, risk, classification and other objectives.

In some karst areas, this layer contains indicative underground flow connections between surface rivers. Such lines are indicative only and should not be taken to infer the presence of an underground river at a particular location. The appropriate Geological Survey Ireland data sets should be consulted where underground flows or connections are known or suspected.

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Theme Environment
Date released 2005-01-01
Date updated 2020-12-10
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes {"no limitations",https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/,license,https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/,license}
Update frequency Other
Language English
Landing page https://gis.epa.ie/geoserver/EPA/wms?service=WMS&version=1.1.0&request=GetMap&layers=EPA:WFD_RiverWaterBodiesActive&styles=&bbox=31070.5521999998,23444.089199999347,334068.88989999983,459450.1916000005&width=533&height=768&srs=EPSG:29902&format=image%2Fpng
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.47472, 51.44555],[-10.47472, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 51.44555], [-10.47472, 51.44555]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM65 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29902)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "1014", "verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information New RWB originate from a defining monitoring station. The monitoring station was used as the location from which an immediate watershed (RWB polygon) for the river was generated. The rivers within this watershed together make the new river waterbody unit. For cycle 1, small tributaries were omitted. In cycle 2, all streams that appear on the 1:50,000 Discovery Series have been included.
Period of time covered (begin) 2005-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2015-01-13

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