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WRIA User Guide

Getting Started

This document is meant to be used as general guidance for using the WRIA application.  It provides a general introduction to the WRIA application in the first section with a focus on application access, navigation, and the data which may be found under separate tabs within the application. The second section provides task driven instructions which focus on directing a user on how to create, edit, and deactivate data.

 

ECOS Profile 

In order to access the WRIA application a user must first have an account with ECOS.

Login to Secure ECOS at https://ecos.fws.gov and supply the users AD credentials.  If the user has never established an account they will be asked to setup their profile at this time.  If they already have an ECOS account access the PROFILE page (under My Account) and verify their current profile.  If the user has switched stations recently it may not be accurate and they will need to submit a help desk ticket to have ECOS change their profile.

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Requesting Access     

After establishing a user account and profile simply click on the REQUEST ADDITIONAL ACCESS link from the ECOS main page. Scroll down the list of applications to WRIA and a user will be able to submit an access request.  The request may take a couple of days to be processed.

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Recommended Browser and VPN  

Although this application runs on all browsers the optimal performance has been found to be on Google Chrome. For anyone located at a facility other than Fish & Wildlife, it may be necessary to use VPN to access the ECOS services.

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General Use Tips 

More detailed definitions and domain values can be found by clicking the  icon within the WRIA application, next to any data field.

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WRIA Application Interface Basics 

WRIA Navigation   

There are many ways to navigate through the application. The user can either hit the button in the users browser to view a previous page, utilize the "breadcrumbs" available towards the top of the application which allow the user to go back to previous places, or click on any tab to open any of the data fields. The WRIA application is designed so a user can accomplish the majority of tasks by selecting the tabs, which provide multiple ways to accomplish one task. 

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Home Landing Page 

The Home landing page of the WRIA application allows a user to select a refuge by Region, State or Refuge name. If selecting by Region, only the States and Refuges within that region will display in the drop down menus. If a Refuge is part of a complex, and managed by a Refuge in a different State, the Refuge will appear under State that the managing Refuge is located within.

Once a Refuge has been selected the application will display a snapshot of the information available for that refuge. The user can see the Org codeFBMS codeWRIA Completed Date, as well as the number of Water ResourcesMonitoring SitesThreats and Needs. This information is also found on the refuge page, but by displaying this data on the Home Landing Page the user can see many of the key data parameters quickly.

After a desired refuge has been chosen, the user will click on  to go to that refuge's page.  To search for another Region, State, or Refuge click on .

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Reports Landing Page  

The Reports Landing page allows a user to run simple reports. The user is given a choice of Threats Summary Report, Threats Filter ReportNeeds Summary Report, Needs Filter Report and Monitoring Summary Report. For each Summary Report type, the user will be able to run the report by Region.

Summary Reports

Summary Reports can quickly identify the Refuges within a Region that contain a single specific Threat, Need  or Monitoring type.

The user can either chose to see a single region or all regions in the report.  Only one Threat Type, Need Type or Monitoring type can be seen in the report.  Once the fields have been filled in click   to return the report.

At this point the report can be downloaded in PDF form, or the user can return to the Query Form to create another report.  This is also the case for the Needs Summary Report and the Monitoring Summary Report.

Filter Reports

Threats and needs can be filtered and exported to Excel by clicking on the  button on the bottom right. Multiple domain values can be selected for each parameter, as is shown in the below image.  

Admin Landing Page  

The Admin landing page is where monitoring requests are made and managed. Click on the link for detailed instructions on how to submit a Monitoring Request.

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The Other Links tab allows a user to view release notes as well as other documentation.

Release Notes 

Through this link the user can access information on changes within database and bug fixes.

Documentation 

This link takes the user to the electronic version of the WRIA User Guide and domain values found in the application.

WRIA User Guide - Electronic Version

The User Guide can also be downloaded as a PDF by clicking in the upper right corner, Tools->Export to PDF. It can also be opened and viewed through this PDF Link. It will open in this same tab, by clicking it will return to the original page.

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WRIA Application Tabs

Overview Tab

The overview tab allows the user to see the basic information about the refuge, this tab is broken down into 3 sections.

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Refuge Overview Section 

This section provides a basic overview of the refuge by providing such data as the number of Water ResourcesMonitoring SitesThreats and Needs already uploaded to WRIA.

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FWS Interest Acreage Section

This section provides the acreage contained in the refuge. This information is derived from the Fee Title data of the USFWS Cadastral Program.

 

The Interest Acreage list can either be filtered with a simple type ahead search or sorted by Primary InterestSecondary InterestAcreageA-Z or Z-A.

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Water Related Documents 

This section allows the user to see any public documents pertaining to the chosen refuge that have been uploaded to ServCat. When clicking on the link for each document listed the user is given the basic information about the document and the option for downloading.

The list of Water Related Documents can either be filtered with a simple type ahead search or sorted by NameDate of IssueReference TypeA-Z or Z-A. The list can also be filtered by the ServCat Reference Type.


Use  to upload a document to ServCat that is not there yet.  This link will go directly to ServCat and will required FWS Active Directory credentials to access.

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Admin Section (for Superusers only)

This section is only visible to those users given a Superuser role. A Superuser can trigger and schedule updates for Water ResourcesMonitoring and GIS related products that have been input at the refuge level. Automatic updates are run every 30 days, but if a refuge is adding a lot of information or needs things updated BEFORE the 30 day regularly scheduled update they can contact their regional Superuser.

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Water Resources Tab

The Water Resources tab displays the water resource spatial data information for the refuge. The data is stored on a separate server and is derived from NHD and regionally-supplied data. Spatial data cannot be added or edited from the WRIA application, it can only be added or edited through the Regional replicate servers using ArcGIS. Click for detailed instructions on Modifying the FWS Hydrology Geodatabase.

The Water Resources list can either be filtered with a simple type ahead search or sorted by Name/Alias, Type, StatusA-Z or Z-A. The list can also be filtered by the Water Resource Type or Status.

From the Water Resources tab a user can look at individual water resources by clicking on the specific resource. When clicking on the link for each water resource listed the user is given the basic information about the resource including NameAliasTypeStatus and Associated ThreatsNeeds, Monitoring Sites, Surveys, and Water Quality studies. A regional user may add a groundwater resource from this tab without an associated shape file. Click on the link for detailed instructions on how to add a Ground Water Resource. Only user entered groundwater resources can be deactivated.  From this location the user can also edit the water resource, click for detailed instructions on Editing Water Resources .

By clicking on the hyperlinks next to Threats, Needs, Monitoring, Surveys, and Water Quality studies the user can see any associations a water resource has without going into the edit mode.  The hyper linked number informs the user of how many Threats, Needs, Monitoring, Surveys, or Water Quality studies are associated with the resource.  When a hyperlink is clicked an associated information window is displayed.

By selecting the or  button, the resource may be viewed or edited. Click on the link for detailed instructions on how to edit a Water Resource.

In addition to displaying the separate water resource and the associations, the user can also see a map overview of all water resources associated with the refuge by clicking on: .

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Water Resource Overview Map 

Once in the map viewer, a user can choose the layers they want to display by clicking on .

With the desired layers displayed, the user can zoom in and out of the map. Each water resource can be opened from the overview map by clicking on the resource.

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Water Resource Associations

"Associations" are the Threats, Needs, Monitoring SitesSurveys, and Water Quality studies which are related to a water resource. The number and type of Associations may be viewed by clicking on the line of the appropriate water resource.

Further details of a Water Resource may be viewed by opening the  button for the resource. A list of Associations of a specific type are displayed under the "Manage Associations" section towards the bottom of the page, to open a list for different Association types select the appropriate tab. To view further details about an item listed under an Association type, click on the line of the item.

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Monitoring Tab

The Monitoring Tab displays information on monitoring sites within the region of hydrologic influence (RHI) of the refuge. National, Regional and PRIMR Survey monitoring sites are included. This is geospatial data and cannot be removed. Non-geospatial data can be removed via  button. Monitoring spatial information is derived from three sources:

  • National monitoring site information is derived from the Water Quality Portal, a combination of USGS NWIS and EPA STORET.  The monitoring sites included in the Water Quality Portal may be administered by federal, state, or local entities. These site datas are provided within the WRIA application.
  • Regional monitoring sites are those that are administered by State and other agencies, and are not included in the Water Quality Portal. Regions are responsible for adding geospatial information for these sites. Water resource personnel can send a request to a regional GIS specialist to add this information.  Click here for detailed instructions on submitting regional monitoring site requests.
  • PRIMR Survey monitoring sites are those that are identified as part of a monitoring activity on the refuge within the Planning and Review of Inventory and Monitoring (PRIMR) database. Only those on-refuge surveys entered into the PRIMR application will be displayed under this category.

The list of Monitoring Sites can either be filtered with a simple type ahead search or sorted by Name/Alias, Category, Description, Source, StatusA-Z or Z-A. The list can also be filtered by the Monitoring CategoryMonitoring DescriptionSource or Status.

From this tab a user can look at individual monitoring sites in the list by clicking on the specific site. When clicking on the link for each monitoring site listed the user is given the basic information about the resource including NameCategory, Description, Status, Source, Active and Associated ThreatsNeeds and Water Resources.  From this location the user can edit the monitoring site, click for detailed instructions on Editing PRIMR Survey Monitoring SitesEditing Regional Monitoring Sites, Editing National Monitoring Sites.

By clicking on the hyperlinks next to ThreatsNeeds and Water Resources the user can see any associations this water resource has without going into the edit mode.  The hyper linked number tells the user how many ThreatsNeeds, Monitoring Sites, Surveys, and Water Quality studies are associated with the resource.  When each hyperlink is clicked an information window pops up.

In addition to seeing each separate monitoring site information and associations the user can also view all the sites associated with the refuge by clicking on . 

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Monitoring Sites Overview Map  

Once in the map viewer a user can choose the layers they want to display by clicking on the .

Once the desired layers are chosen the user can zoom in and out of the map.  The monitoring sites are grouped based on location, these can be seen by hovering over the number in the circle.  

By clicking on the highlighted area under the hover the map will zoom into the next level.  The user can keep drilling down until the sites are seen separately.

Once the map is zoomed into the separate monitoring sites, each site can be opened from the overview map by clicking on the site.  

By clicking on the  the monitoring site data will be opened for viewing and editing.  Click on the link for detailed instructions on Editing Local Monitoring SitesEditing Regional Monitoring Sites, Editing National Monitoring Sites.

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Monitoring Site Associations 

"Associations" are the Threats, Needs, Monitoring SitesSurveys, and Water Quality studies which are related to a water resource. The number and type of Associations may be viewed by clicking on the line of the appropriate water resource. 

Further details of a Monitoring Site may be viewed by opening the "View" button for the resource. A list of Associations of a specific type are displayed under the "Manage Associations" section towards the bottom of the page. If any associations have been made further details about an item may be viewed by clicking on the line of the item.

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Threats Tab

The Threats Tab displays information on threats associated with the refuge.

FieldDefinition
*TitleTitle given to the threat.
DescriptionShort description of the threat.
*Type

Categories of Threat Types:
Water Quality: 
Water chemistry, pathogens, or temperature which impairs natural water conditions.
Water Quantity: Insufficient or excess water volumes that damage ecosystem health.
Aquatic Habitat: Loss or detrimental alteration of a marine ecosystem.

*CauseCategories of Threat Causes:
Water Quality: Water condition issues attributed to generalized source(s).
Water Quantity: Water volume problems attributed to surface, groundwater or infastructure.
Management Capability: Inability to properly manage water due to water rights or infastructure.
Water Rights/Legal: Issues related to legal water disputes.
Climate:  
Changes from historical climatic trends which have created concerns.
Landscape Alteration: Threats due to changes of the land and vegetation.
*StatusFuture: Threats which have the potential to impact natural resources.
Current: Issues which are impacting natural resources at present time.
Mitigated: Problems which have been addressed satisfactorily.
*SeverityHigh: Prevents fulfillment of refuge/hatchery purpose(s) or NWRS mission; threatens public safety; threatens T&E species; threatens adverse legal consequences; threatens infrastructure.
Moderate: Hinders completion of one or more management objectives. Examples: degrades habitat for non-T&E species, or inadequate infrastructure for habitat management.
Low: Directly or indirectly affects refuge operations, but does not hinder refuge purposes or management objectives. Potentially of concern.
Unknown: Insufficient information to determine severity.
Time FrameExisting: Currently a threat.
Medium-term
: Anticipated threat within next 10 years. Examples: potential encroaching development, or a groundwater contamination plume moving toward the refuge
Long-term
: Anticipated threat that is more than 10 years out. Example: climate change
*Can FWS address this aloneYes: mitigation measures are entirely within FWS control and do not require outside assistance.
No: mitigation measures are partially or entirely outside of FWS control; requires collaboration/partnerships.
*Origin of Threat informationThe source of information which was used to determine a threat exists.
*Quality / Reliability of InformationHigh: Information is complete; information from peer-reviewed report; or documented with measured data, photos, or personally observed by recorder. Examples: information from peer-reviewed journal articles or reports; on-site observation; report from refuge with documentation.
Medium: Some information may be missing; or information from reliable source, but little documentation;  not documented with measured data, photos or personally observed; or information reviewed internally, but not peer-reviewed.Examples: personal communication with Refuge Manager; information from unpublished report.
Low/Unknown: Information is known to be incomplete; source of information is of unknown reliability; little to no documentation; information has not been internally reviewed. Examples: third-party communications; information from unpublished reports of unknown quality.
ServCat ReferencesChoose the ServCat References that relate to your threat.
CommentsAny additional comments about the threat.

The Threats list can either be filtered with a simple type ahead search or sorted by Title, Type, StatusA-ZZ-A, and Number of Results.  

The Threats list can also be filtered by the Threat Type, Cause, Status, Severity, Time Frame, Ability of FWS to Handle Alone, Threat, Information Origin and Information Reliability.

A Threat can be associated to a particular Water Resource, Monitoring Site, Threat, Need, Surveys or Water Quality study, and may be queried by the refuge, or to any other associated records.  The Associations column allows the user to quickly see what associations, if any, a threat may have.

From the Threat tab a user can look at individual threats by clicking on the specific threat.  When clicking on the link for each threat listed the user is given the basic information about the threat including TitleTypeCauseStatusDescription and Associated Needs, Water Resources and Monitoring Sites.  A regional user may add a new refuge level threat from this tab.  Click on the link for detailed instructions on how to create a New Refuge Level Threat.  A threat can only be deactivated if the threat status is not Mitigated.  From this location the user can also edit an existing threat, click for detailed instructions on Editing Existing Threats.

By clicking on the hyperlinks next to Needs, Water Resources, Monitoring, Surveys, or Water Quality the user can see any associations this threat has without going into the edit mode.  The hyper linked number tells the user how many Needs, Water Resources, Monitoring, Surveys, and Water Quality reports are associated with the threat.  When each hyperlink is clicked an information window is displayed.

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Threat Associations 

"Associations" are the Threats, Needs, Monitoring SitesSurveys, and Water Quality studies which are related to a water resource. The number and type of Associations may be viewed by clicking on the line of the appropriate water resource. 

Further details of a Threat may be viewed by opening the "View" button for the Threat. A list of Associations of a specific type, depending on the tab, are displayed under the "Manage Associations" section towards the bottom of the page, to open a list for different Association types select the appropriate tab. To view further details about an item listed under an Association type, click on the line of the item.

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Needs Tab

The Needs Tab displays information on needs associated with the refuge.

FieldDefinition
*TitleTitle given to the need.
DescriptionShort description of the need.
*Need Level 1 TypeThe general category (Level 1) which the need falls under.
Need Level 2 TypeThe more specific category (Level 2) that most appropriately describes the need.  List derived from choice of Level 1 Type.
*Status

Future: Needs which have the potential to impact natural resources.
Current: Needs that are impacting natural resources at present time, but have not been addressed yet.
Mitigated: Problems which have been addressed satisfactorily.
Initiated: Needs that are impacting natural resources at present time, and are being addressed.

*PriorityHigh: Necessary to fulfill refuge/hatchery purpose(s) or NWRS mission; necessary to protect public safety, infrastructure or avoid serious legal consequences; necessary for survival of T&E species.
Moderate: Necessary to complete one or more management objectives, or protect/restore habitat for non-T&E species.
Low / Unknown: Would be helpful for refuge operations, but not critical to refuge functions, or is unknown.
*Effort RequiredMajor: Requires more staff and/or funding than can be provided by refuge/hatchery and Regional Office (requires outside support).
Minor: Can be accomplished with existing staff and budget (refuge/hatchery and RO), although it may require re-prioritization of personnel or funding.
TimelineShort-term: The need should be addressed in less than 2 years.
Medium: Within 2-5 years effort to fulfill the need should be undertaken.
Long-term: The need is anticipated to develop greater than 5 years from current date.
*Can FWS Handle this aloneYes: Addressing the need is entirely within FWS control, and does not require outside assistance.
No: Obtainment of the need is partially or entirely outside of FWS control; requires collaboration/partnerships.
*Origin of Need InformationThe source of information which was used to determine a need exists.
*Quality/ Reliability of InformationHigh: Information is complete; information from peer-reviewed report; or documented with measured data, photos, or personally observed by recorder. Examples: information from peer-reviewed journal articles or reports; on-site observation; report from refuge with documentation
Medium: Some information may be missing; or information from reliable source, but little documentation;  not documented with measured data, photos or personally observed; or information reviewed internally, but not peer-reviewed.Examples: personal communication with Refuge Manager; information from unpublished report
Low/Unknown: Information is known to be incomplete; source of information is of unknown reliability; little to no documentation; information has not been internally reviewed. Examples: third-party communications; information from unpublished reports of unknown quality
ServCat ReferencesChoose the ServCat References that relate to your need. 
CommentsAny additional comments about the need.

The Needs list can either be filtered with a simple type ahead search or sorted by TitleType, StatusA-ZZ-A, and Number of Results.  

The Needs list can also be filtered by the Need TypeStatus, Priority, Effort, Timeline, Ability of FWS to Handle Alone, Information Origin and Information Reliability.

A Need can be associated to a particular Water ResourceMonitoring Site, Threat, Need, Surveys or Water Quality study, and may be queried by just the refuge, or to any other associated records.  The Associations column allows the user to quickly see what associations, if any, a need may have.

From the Needs tab a user can look at individual needs by clicking on the specific need.  When selecting the link for each need listed the user is given the basic information about the need including TitleType, Priority, TimelineDescription and Associated Threats, Water Resources, Monitoring Sites, Surveys, and Water Quality Studies.  A regional user may add a new refuge level need from this tab.  From this location the user can also edit an existing need.

By clicking on the hyperlinks next to Needs, Water Resources, Monitoring, Surveys, or Water Quality the user can see any associations this threat has without going into the edit mode.  The hyper linked number tells the user how many Needs, Water Resources, MonitoringSurveys, and Water Quality reports are associated with the need.  When each hyperlink is clicked an information window is displayed.

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Need Associations

"Associations" are the Threats, Needs, Monitoring SitesSurveys, and Water Quality studies which are related to a water resource. The number and type of Associations may be viewed by clicking on the line of the appropriate water resource. 

Further details of a Water Resource may be viewed by opening the "View" button for the resource. A list of Associations of a specific type are displayed under the "Manage Associations" section towards the bottom of the page, to open a list for different Association types select the appropriate tab. To view further details about an item listed under an Association type, click on the line of the item.

 

Water Quality Tab

The Water Quality Tab displays information on water quality concerns associated with the refuge.

The Water Quality list can either be filtered with a simple type ahead search, sorted by Resource, Source, Contaminant Type, Status, or Source Status, and filtered by Resource, Contaminant Type, Source, Status, or Source Status.

From the Water Quality tab a user can look at individual water quality concerns by clicking on its line.  When selecting the link for each water quality concern listed, the user is given the basic information about it including Resource, EPA listed Water Name, Source, and Contaminant Type, Also included is Associations for Threats, Needs, Water Resources, Monitoring Sites, and Surveys. By clicking on the hyperlinks next to Needs, Water Resources, Monitoring, Surveys, or Water Quality the user can see these Associations this threat has without going into the  mode.  The hyper linked number tells the user how many Associations are connected to the Water Quality concern,  when each hyperlink is clicked an information window is displayed. 

If a user wants to view the EPA Water Quality Assessment Report associated with the Water Quality concern open the  Link provided. This report provides data such as the Water Quality Assessment Status, Cause of Impairment, a map of the impairment area, and other useful details.

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Water Quality Associations

"Associations" are the Threats, Needs, Monitoring SitesSurveys, and Water Quality studies which are related to a water resource. The number and type of Associations may be viewed by clicking on the line of the appropriate water resource. 

Further details of a Water Resource may be viewed by opening the "View" button for the resource. A list of Associations of a specific type are displayed under the "Manage Associations" section towards the bottom of the page, to open a list for different Association types select the appropriate tab. To view further details about an item listed under an Association type, click on the line of the item.

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Task Driven Instructions

Water Resources

Creating Water Resources  

A regional user may add a water resource from this tab without an associated shape file (Groundwater displayed below). Only user entered resources can be deactivated, also because there are no associated shape files there will not be a map displayed on the entry form.

 To add a groundwater resource click: 

The user can now fill in all the attributes for the ground water resource

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Editing Existing Water Resources

There are different types of Water Resources and although there are many common attributes between them, each resource has different additional attributes. See table below each screen shot for definitions of each field. 

Canal or Ditch

Field

Definition

NameName for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.
TypeWater resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.
AliasOther name given to the water resource.
LengthLength of water resource, automatically derived from GIS data. Measured in kilometers.
Length NotesAny additional notes about the water resource length.
CommentsAny additional comments about the water resource.

Estuary

Field

Definition

NameName for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.
TypeWater resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.
AliasOther name given to the water resource.
Wetland/Estuary Subtype

Choose the one that best describes the wetland or estuary type.

See domain definitions.

AreaArea of the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data. Measured in square kilometers.
CommentsAny additional comments about the water resource.

Glacier or Ice

Field

Definition

Name

Name for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.

Type

Water resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.

Alias

Other name given to the water resource.

Subtype

Choose the one that best describes the glacier or ice subtype.

See domain definitions.

AreaArea of the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data. Measured in square kilometers.
Area NotesAny additional notes about the water resource area.

Comments

Any additional comments about the water resource.

Ground Water

Field

Definition

Name

Name for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.

Type

Water resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.

Alias

Other name given to the water resource.

Ground Water Type

Choose the one that best describes the type of ground water.

See domain definitions.

Aquifer Material

Choose the one that best describes the type of aquifer material.

See domain definitions.

Aquifer Material NotesAny additional notes about the aquifer material.

Comments

Any additional comments about the water resource.

Lake or Pond

Field

Definition

NameName for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.
TypeWater resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.
AliasOther name given to the water resource.
AreaArea of the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data. Measured in square kilometers.
Area NotesAny additional notes about the water resource area.
CommentsAny additional comments about the water resource.

Reservoir

Field

Definition

Name

Name for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.

Type

Water resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.

Alias

Other name given to the water resource.

AreaArea of the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data. Measured in square kilometers.
Area NotesAny additional notes about the water resource area.
Volume

Enter the volume of the water resource. Choose the measurements used.

See domain definitions.

Volume NotesAny additional notes about the water resource volume.

Comments

Any additional comments about the water resource.

Spring

Field

Definition

Name

Name for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.

Type

Water resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.

Alias

Other name given to the water resource.

Seasonal FlowChoose the one that best describes the seasonal flow.
Elevation

Enter the elevation of the water resource. Choose the measurements used.

See domain definitions.

Elevation NotesAny additional notes about the water resource elevation.

Comments

Any additional comments about the water resource.

Stockwater

Field

Definition

Name

Name for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.

Type

Water resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.

Alias

Other name given to the water resource.

Purpose

Choose the one that best describes the purpose of the water feature.

See domain definitions.

Comments

Any additional comments about the water resource.

Stream or River

Field

Definition

NameName for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.
TypeWater resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.
AliasOther name given to the water resource.
Seasonal Flow

Choose the one that best describes the wetland or estuary type.

See domain definitions.

LengthLength of water resource, automatically derived from GIS data. Measured in kilometers.
Length NotesAny additional notes about the water resource length.
CommentsAny additional comments about the water resource.

Wetland

Field

Definition

NameName for the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.
TypeWater resource type, automatically derived from GIS data.
AliasOther name given to the water resource.
Wetland/Estuary Subtype

Choose the one that best describes the wetland or estuary type.

 See domain definitions. 

Wetland ManagedChoose the one that best describes if the wetland is managed.  If the wetland is not managed the Hydro Period field will need to be filled out.
Hydro Period

Choose the one that best describes the hydro period of the water resource.  This field is only available when the wetland is not managed.

 See domain definitions.

AreaArea of the water resource, automatically derived from GIS data.  Measured in square kilometers.
Area NotesAny additional notes about the water resource area.
CommentsAny additional comments about the water resource.

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Water Resource Updates Request

The WRIA application automatically updates every 30 days and downloads any water related information that has been created since the last update. A user can trigger an update by clicking on From the next screen the user will click , and the application will update that night.

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Create or Edit Current Water Resource Associations 

If a new Association needs to be created, or an existing Association needs to be edited, select the "Edit" button for the appropriate water resource. Then, under the "Manage Associations" section select either  or

  • Create: If creating a new Association fill in all sections with as much data that is available and select "Save". The new association will be displayed under the appropriate Association type.
  • Edit: If an Association that already exists either needs to be displayed or removed, edit the list of associations in the appropriate manner in the window that opens.

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Regional Monitoring Requests

Submitting Regional Monitoring Requests  

When a user wants to submit a request for a monitoring site they can do it from the main landing page of the application by clicking on Admin, Manage Monitoring Requests. Monitoring Requests are used to send GIS support staff an email with details regarding regional level monitoring site data set that should be brought into WRIA. From the Monitoring Regional Requests Management page a user can either look at individual monitoring requests by clicking on the specific request or create a new regional monitoring request by selecting .

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Creating New Regional Monitoring Requests

By clicking on the  button a user can create a new regional monitoring request.

The user fills out all fields necessary to complete the request (See table below for definitions of each field).  All fields marked with * are required and the user will get an error if these fields are not populated before hitting the .

 

FieldDefinition
*Data Source nameSource of monitoring site.
*AgencyChoose the one agency responsible for the monitoring site. If agency is not listed, send email with full agency name (no acronyms) to mike_j_higgins@fws.gov
*Level 3 Category

Choose the Level 3 Category that best describes the monitoring site.

See domain definitions.

URLURL for the monitoring request.
CommentsAny additional comments about the monitoring request.
Assignee NamePerson assigned to the monitoring request.
Assignee EmailEmail of person assigned to the monitoring request.
Request Made ByPerson making the request. This is automatically populated based on the AD credentials of the person creating the monitoring request.
Request dateDate the monitoring request was emailed. Automatically derived.
Last email SentDate the most recent email request was made. Automatically derived.

Once all required and optional fields are populated, click .  

The user will see a green box at the top of the page verifying the record was saved. At this point the record will show up in the monitoring request list and is still editable.  Please make sure that the Assignee Email address is filled in BEFORE clicking .  

The user may click  if they want to resend the request, or to return to the main request list. Once the  button is clicked the Request date and Last email Sent fields are auto populated and sent.  The user will see a green box at the top of the page verifying the email was sent successfully. The request can no longer be edited as it has already been emailed to the assignee. 

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Editing Existing Regional Monitoring Requests

From the Monitoring Regional Requests Management page a resource may be opened by clicking on it, closed by selecting the "Λ" arrow, or edited by clicking the  button. The only time a request can be edited is after it has be saved, but BEFORE the email has been sent. Once a request is emailed to the assigned it is no longer editable.  By clicking the Cancel button the user will be taken back to the request listing.

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Deleting Regional Monitoring Requests

At any time the user can delete a regional monitoring request. Click on the request to open the information window and click .

Once the  button is clicked the user will get a confirmation that they want to delete the record.

Click  again to finish the delete or click  to return to the main request list.


A green box will appear at the top of the page confirming the delete. The request is no longer in the list.

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Monitoring Sites

Editing Existing Monitoring Sites

A user may not enter geospatial data directly into the WRIA application but they may add non-geospatial data to existing monitoring sites.To edit the data entered select the  button, a user will then have one of three editing windows displayed depending on the Source, either National, Regional, or PRIMR. The primary difference between these three windows is the "Data Source" attribute field.

After opening the edit window, enter or change data as needed, then select .

Information can also be cleared by the user by clicking on .  This will clear any user entered information and take the monitoring site back to the original state.

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Create or Edit Current Monitoring Site Associations

If a new Association needs to be created or an existing Association needs to be edited select the  button for the appropriate water resource. Then, under the "" section select either  or

  • Create: If creating a new Association fill in all sections with as much data that is available and select . The new association will be displayed under the appropriate Association type.
  • Edit: If an Association that already exists either needs to be displayed or removed, edit the list of associations in the appropriate manner in the window that opens and select .

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Threats

With the Threats tab selected, a list of all water related threats is displayed under the "Threat Filters..." query boxes. To filter for specific a specific threat type, cause, status, etc. select the appropriate query line, and select the appropriate item from the drop down list. Additional information may be viewed of any selected threat by selecting its particular line, detailed information of a threat can be displayed by selecting the  button.

 

Creating Refuge Level Threats 

To create a new threat for a refuge select the  button. Fill in all the fields necessary to complete the new threat, All fields marked with * are required and the user will get an error if these fields are not populated before hitting the  or .

If a user has multiple causes for a given threat a user should select .  When this is selected the threat will be saved, and a copy of it with all fields filled except for "Cause", the user should then select a Cause, and verify all other fields. If additional causes are responsible for the threat a user should continue to select  as many times as necessary until all causes have been recorded, once all causes of a particular threat have been recorded a user should select 

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Editing Existing Threats 

To edit an existing threat select the line of the threat, select the  button and adjust the fields as necessary, select  when fields have been adjusted.

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Deactivating Existing Threats

Deactivating a threat will not remove the threat from the system, but users will no longer be able to select the threat to associate it with other records. In order to deactivate a threat select the line of the threat, select the  button. A new window will appear and select the  button to confirm.

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Create or Edit Current Threat Associations

If a new Association needs to be created or an existing Association needs to be edited select the  button for the appropriate water resource. Then, under the "" section select either  or 

  • Create: If creating a new Association fill in all sections with as much data that is available and select . The new association will be displayed under the appropriate Association type.
  • Edit: If an Association that already exists either needs to be displayed or removed, edit the list of associations in the appropriate manner in the window that opens and select .

 

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Needs

With the Needs tab selected, a list of all water related threats is displayed under the "Needs Filters..." query boxes. To filter for specific a specific need type, status, priority, etc. select the appropriate query line, and select the appropriate item from the drop down list. Additional information may be viewed of any selected need by selecting its particular line, detailed information of a need can be displayed by selecting the  button.



Creating Refuge Level Needs 

To create a new need for a refuge select the  button. Fill in all the fields necessary to complete the new need , All fields marked with * are required and the user will get an error if these fields are not populated before hitting the  (See table below for definitions of each field).

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Editing Existing Needs  

To edit an existing need select the line of the need, select the  button and adjust the fields as necessary, select  when fields have been adjusted. (See table above for definitions of each field)

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Deactivating Existing Needs 

Deactivating a need will not remove the need from the system, but users will no longer be able to select the need to associate it with other records. 

In order to deactivate a need select the line of the need, select the  button. A new window will appear and select the  button to confirm.

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Create or Edit Current Need Associations

If a new Association needs to be created or an existing Association needs to be edited select the  button for the appropriate water resource. Then, under the "" section select either  or 

  • Create: If creating a new Association fill in all sections with as much data that is available and select . The new association will be displayed under the appropriate Association type.
  • Edit: If an Association that already exists either needs to be displayed or removed, edit the list of associations in the appropriate manner in the window that opens and select .

 

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Surveys

Survey information is obtained from the Planning and Review of I&M Activities on Refuges database (PRIMR). Water resource monitoring points can be added to PRIMR through the PRIMR application or through the modification of the WRIA geodatabase within ArcGIS (see Editing WRIA GeoFeatures). Monitoring points will require a PRIMR ID to appear within the WRIA database.


Editing survey information 

Survey information can not be edited within the WRIA application, However, additional value can be added by selecting a Resource Theme Level 3 (see domain definitions), providing comments and associating the survey with threats, needs, water resources, monitoring sites and water quality.  

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Water Quality

Water Quality information is brought together from multiple sources including ECOS Contaminant Assessment Program (CAP) and from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 303d information. By selecting the line of a particular Water Quality issue and opening the link . This link will open the Waterbody Quality Assessment Report which includes the reporting cycle when impairment was identified, map of the impairment area, designated uses of the water, cause of water impairment, and probable source(s). 

The Water Quality list can either be filtered with a simple type ahead search, sorted by Resource, Source, Contaminant Type, Status, or Source Status, and filtered by Resource, Contaminant Type, Source, Status, or Source Status.

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Edit Water Quality

With the Water Quality tab selected, a list of all water related threats is displayed for the Refuge. When a user selects a Water Quality issue then line drops down and an  button can be clicked on to bring up the editing options.

Each Water Quality concern is associated with a single Water Resource.

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Create or Edit Current Water Quality Associations

If a new Association needs to be created or an existing Association needs to be edited select the  button for the appropriate water resource. Then, under the "" section select either  or 

  • Create: If creating a new Association fill in all sections with as much data that is available and select . The new association will be displayed under the appropriate Association type.
  • Edit: If an Association that already exists either needs to be displayed or removed, edit the list of associations in the appropriate manner in the window that opens and select .

 

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Managing Associations

Each tab in the WRIA application allows the user to associate water resources, monitoring sites, threats and needs to each other. The Manage Associations section is at the bottom of any page where a user is editing something.

"Associations" are the Threats, Needs, Monitoring SitesSurveys, and Water Quality studies which are related to a water resource. The number and type of Associations may be viewed by clicking on the line of the appropriate water resource. 


Associate

If a new Association needs to be created or an existing Association needs to be edited select the  button for the appropriate water resource. Then, under the "" section select either  or 

  • Create: If creating a new Association fill in all sections with as much data that is available and select . The new association will be displayed under the appropriate Association type.
  • Edit: If an Association that already exists either needs to be displayed or removed, edit the list of associations in the appropriate manner in the window that opens and select .

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Disassociate

To Disassociate a Threat or a Need, although it will not be removed from the system, users will no longer be able to select the Threat or Need to associate it with other records. First, select the  button, a new window will appear and select the  button to confirm.

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Domain Values

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