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National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) 90 Meter Buffers of the NHDPlusV1 for the Conterminous United States


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Cooper, A., Herreman, K., Infante, D.M., and Daniel, W.M., 2017, National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) 90 Meter Buffers of the NHDPlusV1 for the Conterminous United States, U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This geodatabase contains 90 meter buffers of streams within the National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 1 (NHDPlusV1). These buffers were developed by converting NHDPlusV1 flowlines to a 30m grid, then running a euclidean allocation function in ArcPy to generate buffer zones. For flowlines representing artificial paths within NHD area river polygons, buffers extend from the outside edges ("banks") of the polygon outward. The source code for buffer development can be found at


Point of Contact :
Dana M. Infante
Originator :
Arthur Cooper, Kyle Herreman, Dana M. Infante, Wesley Daniel
Metadata Contact :
Kyle Herreman
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Society - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Core Science Systems
SDC Data Owner :
Science Analytics and Synthesis

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“Compressed Geodatabase”
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National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) 2015 Buffers 20170120.xml
“FGDC Metadata”
Original FGDC Metadata

17.45 KB


These data were developed for multiple purposes. First, they were developed in support of conducting a condition assessment of fish habitat in fluvial waterbodies throughout the United States in support of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). Second, these data were intended to be made available to NFHP as well as other users interested in acquiring consistently-organized information over larger regions. This work was supported by local, state, and federal partners of NFHP, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7H1306F

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