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Environmental Sensitivity Index, Northern California, 2008


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2014-01-27 11:06:33
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2014-01-27 11:09:00


This service shows the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) developed for Northern California in 2008. Both linear and polygonal shoreline features are included here. Associated GIS datasets can be downloaded here.ESI maps use shoreline rankings to rate how sensitive an area of shoreline would be to an oil spill. The ranking scale goes from 1 to 10.A rank of 1 represents shorelines with the least susceptibility to damage by oiling. Examples include steep, exposed rocky cliffs and banks. The oil cannot penetrate into the rock and will be washed off quickly by the waves and tides.A rank of 10 represents shorelines most likely to be damaged by oiling. Examples include protected, vegetated wetlands, such as mangrove swamps and saltwater [...]


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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:34:23 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 1d32e4ef82f24d308064c081fcee9c9b

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