This morning, Tyson Waldo, SSHIAP North Sound Area Biologist with NWIFC, is leading a technical workshop about the SSHIAP Hydro regional geodatabase.
SSHIAP (Salmon and Steelhead Habitat Inventory and Assessment Program) Hydro is a topologically integrated stream habitat, fish distribution and catchment framework for linear network analysis and aerial watershed assessment.
It allows researchers to ask a question, such as “What is the estimated 100-year peak flow for Illabot Creek in the Skagit basin?”
- Collaborate with tribal hydrologists to get information to put into database.
- Create a watershed from the point of interest.
- Collect precipitation information to see mean precipitation across watershed.
- Build model builder tool.
- Run regression equation through model builder.
Using an ArcGIS interface, researchers can put in a regression equation and come up with a drainage area for the watershed.
This gives researchers the tools that can be shared with everyone else using SSHIAP Hydro.
- Makes it easy for users to load data for individual storage.
- Provides data platform for tribes to organize and share information.
- Regional for western Washington.
- Working to integrate SSHIAP Hydro.
- Working with tribes individually.
- Planning to integrate with national hydrography dataset
- Transitioning from desktop GIS to web-distributed database
Waldo is leading participants step-by-step through loading the data system, setting it up, entering data, and using the data system for analysis.