Abstract: This map displays an assessment of surface water quality risk for the agricultural area of Alberta. Agricultural activities that may have an impact on surface water quality, including livestock, crop production and agrochemical use, were identified and used to produce this map. The classes shown on the map were ranked from 0 (lowest risk) to 1 (highest risk).This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      69EC1009-907B-4CE2-87CE-C49AA803EF48
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
  Character set: 
    Character set code: 
      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, Government of Alberta
      Position name: 
          Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  403-742-7901
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  7000 – 113 St
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T6H 5T6
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  duke@gov.ab.ca
          Hours of service: 
              08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays
          Contact instructions: 
              Questions regarding the metadata for this data set submitted through electronic mail must include the 
              salutation “Attention: Geographic Information Systems Lead
              (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gov.ab.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, 
              david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or
              Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Surface Water Quality Risk”
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2020-03-10
  Metadata standard name: 
      NAP - Metadata
  Metadata standard version: 
      1.2
  Dataset URI: 
      https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10338
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Authority: Citation: Title: EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry Date: Date: Date: 2016-07-13 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: OGP Geomatics Committee Contact info: missing Role: Role code: custodian Code: 3400 Code Space: EPSG Version: 8.9.3
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Surface Water Quality Risk Date: Date: Date: 2005-09-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, Government of Alberta Position name: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 403-742-7901 Address: Address: Delivery point: 7000 – 113 St City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: duke@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays Contact instructions: Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gov.ab.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Surface Water Quality Risk” Role: Role code: originator Presentation form: Presentation form code: tableDigital Abstract: This map displays an assessment of surface water quality risk for the agricultural area of Alberta. Agricultural activities that may have an impact on surface water quality, including livestock, crop production and agrochemical use, were identified and used to produce this map. The classes shown on the map were ranked from 0 (lowest risk) to 1 (highest risk).This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS. Purpose: Provides users with raster format representation of surface water quality risk, as agricultural activities include livestock, crop production and agrochemical use may have an impact on groundwater quality. The data is suitable for indexing and analysis purposes. Status: Progress code: completed Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Alberta Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: water pollution Keyword: water resources Keyword: water contamination Type: Keyword type code: theme Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: Agrovoc Date: Date: Date: 2016-01-21 Date type: Date type code: revision Cited responsible party: missing Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Downloadable Data Thesaurus name: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: license Other constraints: Your use of this information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information , found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use limitation: Distribution Liability: Under the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, the Information is licensed as is, and the Information Provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Information Provider is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information, and will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by its use or otherwise arising in connection with this licence or the Information, even if specifically advised of the possibility of such loss, injury or damage. Resource constraints: Security constraints: Classification: Classification code: unclassified User note: UNRESTRICTED under Government of Alberta Security Classification System Classification system: Government of Alberta Security Classification System Handling description: https://imtpolicy.sp.alberta.ca/standards/pdf/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification-Standard.pdf Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Watershed Selection for the AESA Stream Water Quality Monitoring Program Date: Date: Date: 1999-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Individual name: Anne-Marie Anderson Organisation name: Alberta Environment Position name: Water Sciences Branch Contact info: missing Role: Role code: author Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Individual name: Sandra E. Cooke and Neil MacAlpine Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture Position name: Food and Rural Development Contact info: missing Role: Role code: author Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Position name: Resource Monitoring and Water Quality Contact info: missing Role: Role code: publisher Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Agricultural Intensity in Alberta, 1996 and Changes Since 1991 Date: Date: Date: 1998-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Individual name: Johnson, I. and Kirtz, J Contact info: missing Role: Role code: author Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Contact info: missing Role: Role code: publisher Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS) Date: Date: Date: 2013-04-08 Date type: Date type code: revision Cited responsible party: missing Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: grid Spatial resolution: Resolution: Equivalent scale: Representative fraction: Denominator: 3000000 Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: environment Topic category: Topic category code: inlandWaters Environment description: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -120.50134 East bound longitude: -109.50517 South bound latitude: 47.601134 North bound latitude: 61.39605 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 2001-01-01T00:00:00 End date: 2001-01-01T00:00:00 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -120.902378 East bound longitude: -108.461627 South bound latitude: 48.895441 North bound latitude: 60.097731
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: SDE Raster Dataset Version: 10.3.1 Distribution format: Format: Name: FGDB Version: ArcGIS 10.3.1 Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, Government of Alberta Position name: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 403-742-7901 Address: Address: Delivery point: 7000 – 113 St City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: duke@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays Contact instructions: Queries about the distribution of the data set may be addressed to Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gov.ab.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: distributor Distribution Order Process: Standard order process: Ordering instructions: A PDF of the map can be downloaded from Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development website at https://open.alberta.ca/publications/agricultural-land-resource-atlas-of-alberta-2nd-edition Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/MapServer/ Protocol: HTTPS Name: REST Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/WMSServer Protocol: HTTPS Name: WMS Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/AG_FOR/LandResourceAtlas/Surface_Water_Quality_Risk.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Contains SHP and KMZ for Surface Water Quality Risk dataset
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: This information was originally published within the Agricultural Land Resource Atlas of Alberta. Process step: Process step: Description: To assess surface water quality risk, physical characteristics and agricultural intensity were considered. Physical characteristics that make some surface waters more susceptible than others to contamination from agricultural activities are site-specific and therefore could not be addressed in this regional representation. Soil Landscapes of Canada (SLC) Version 1.9 polygons were used to spatially represent the index values. SLC polygons were created using existing soil survey information. Each polygon is described by a standard set of soil and land attributes that characterizes the soil landscapes found in each SLC polygon. Soils, landscapes and climate are the key natural resource factors that determine agricultural productivity, and the farms within a soil landscape unit usually have similar production characteristics. The components used in the Agricultural Intensity Index (AII) were derived from the 2001 Census of Agriculture data. Manure production was calculated from Census data collected about the numbers of all livestock raised in the province. Using research by Culley and Barnett (1984), Statistics Canada calculated the amount of manure produced by the total number of livestock. A formula that weighted the different livestock based on animal size and average manure output was used. The numbers of each type of livestock reported in the Census, multiplied by its manure factor, were totalled to give the total manure produced in tonnes. Fertilizer use was determined from Census data collected on the amount spent on fertilizer and lime by producers. In the same way, agrochemical use was determined from Census data collected on the amount spent on farm chemicals (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides totalled together) by producers. These agricultural inputs were used to derive the AII. The AII was developed through the Alberta Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture (AESA) Water Quality Monitoring Program and work done by Johnson and Kirtz (1998) and by Anderson, Cooke and MacAlpine (1999). The AII is the relative ranking of the sum of the rankings of watersheds by each of manure production, fertilizer use and agrochemical use, per unit area, based on 2001 Census of Agriculture data. For this process, agricultural inputs were integrated by SLC polygons, not watersheds. Calculation and custom processing of the Census data by Statistics Canada provided manure production (tonnes), fertilizer expense ($) and agrochemical expense ($) for each SLC polygon. These values divided by the SLC polygon area (square km) resulted in a ratio per unit area for each of manure, fertilizer and agrochemicals. These ratios were totalled to give the overall surface water quality risk factor, as displayed on the map. Date and time: 2002-01-01T00:00:00 Source: Source: Description: Data collected about the numbers of all livestock raised in the province Source citation: Citation: Title: 2001 Census of Agriculture Date: Date: Date: 2014-03-24 Date type: Date type code: revision Cited responsible party: missing Source: Source: Description: A series of GIS coverages that show the major characteristics of soil and land for Canada. Source citation: Citation: Title: Soil Landscapes of Canada Date: Date: Date: 1991-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: missing Source: Source: Description: A formula that weighted the different livestock based on animal size and average manure output was used in this research by by Culley and Barnett to calculate manuer production. Source citation: Citation: Title: Land Disposal of Manure in Province of Quebec Date: Date: Date: 1984-02-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Individual name: Culley, J.B. and Barnett, G.M. Contact info: missing Role: Role code: author Series: Series: Name: Canadian Journal of Soil Science Issue identification: 64(1) Page: 75-86
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned
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