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Distribution of grazing cattle within the Pacific drainages of the United State, 2012


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Wise, D.R., 2019, Distribution of grazing cattle within the Pacific drainages of the United States, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is developing SPARROW models (SPAtially Related Regressions On Watershed Attributes) to assess the transport of contaminants (e.g., sediment and nutrients) through the Pacific drainages of the United States (the Columbia River basin; the coastal drainages of Washington, Oregon, and California; the Klamath River basin; the Central Valley of California, and the west slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains). SPARROW relates instream water quality measurements to spatially referenced characteristics of watersheds, including contaminant sources and the factors influencing terrestrial and aquatic transport. Cattle grazing intensity is a potential factor affecting sediment and nutrient delivery to streams. [...]


Point of Contact :
Daniel Wise
Originator :
Daniel Wise
Metadata Contact :
Daniel Wise
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Oregon Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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The purpose of this data set is to provide water-quality and land management analysts with a tool for assessing the importance of grazing cattle in the Pacific drainages of the United States. There is no existing data set that includes this information. The new dataset representing the distribution of grazing cattle in 2012 could be useful in watershed modeling, as well as other types of water-quality and land management analyses in the western United States.



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DOI doi:10.5066/P92EZQO3

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