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Since most CAP Studies are conducted to assess the contamination risk for a National Wildlife Refuge, it is very valuable to link the findings in the contaminants assessment to the water resources that a Refuge is concerned with. The Water Resource Inventory and Assessment (WRIA) system is designed to keep an inventory of those water resources. By linking water resources that are cataloged by WRIA to CAP Studies, the Contaminants Investigator can provide information to Refuge managers about risks affecting them. It is important to note that a Site must exist in CAP in order for a Water Resource to be associated.

Water Resources from WRIA may be linked to a variety of specific types of Sites in CAP

  • Other/User-Defined sites
  • Surface Water Pathways
  • Ground Water Pathways
  • Potentially Contaminated Areas

In order to associate a Water Resource from WRIA to a site in CAP, users need to explicitly link the records together. This can be performed with a mapping interface and from a listing of Water Resources. 

  1. Navigate to a section in CAP containing sites that may be associated with Water Resources
  2. Create a new Site or edit an existing site location. Water Resource associations may only be made in the Site Editor view
  3. Associate the Water Resource from the map (not available for Ground Water)
    1. Activate the WRIA Water Resources layer (note, Water Resources are not available for every Refuge)
    2. Click on the Water Resource you want to associate to the Site - this will open an info-window
    3. Click on the "Associate" button - the selected record will be added to a list
  4. Associate the Water Resource from the list
    1. View the list of available Water Resources below the map editor
    2. Click on the "Associate" button - the selected record will be added to a list

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