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
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.