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Stream ID Standard for Minnesota

The purpose of this standard is to improve the exchange of data about streams. It provides common coding schemes for identifying watercourses (the entirety of a stream) and reaches (a portion of a stream) in Minnesota. The standard is intended to be used when data are being shared.

The standard was first approved in 2006 by the Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information. In this updated version, the IDs have not changed, but the text has been reorganized and simplified and the reference materials have been updated. In particular, the meanings of the terms "reach" and "watercourse" have been refined and distinctions between the Federal and State standards have been clarified.

The Standards Committee of the Minnesota Geospatial Advisory Council has reviewed the public comments on this updated version; see below for its responses to the comments. The committee has forwarded version 1.1 of the standard to the council for approval at its December 14, 2022 meeting.

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Public Review Comments

Received during the 90-day review period:  5/1/22 - 7/31/22

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