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Main Title BASINS [electronic resource] /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kinerson, Russell.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Science and Technology.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology, Standards and Applied Science Division, Exposure Assessment Branch,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA-823-C-98-003; EPA-823-C-98-004; EPA-823-C-98-005; EPA-823-C-98-006; EPA-823-C-98-007; EPA-823-C-98-008; EPA-823-C-98-009; EPA-823-C-98-010; EPA-823-C-98-011; EPA-823-C-98-012; EPA-823-B-98-006 ; EPA-823-C-98-007
Stock Number PB99-500696
OCLC Number 42907405
Subjects Water quality management--United States--Computer programs. ; Watershed management--United States--Computer programs. ; Water--Pollution--United States--Point source identification--Computer programs. ; Nonpoint source pollution--United States--Computer programs. ; Geographic information systems.
Additional Subjects Software ; Models-simulation ; Water pollution sources ; Watershed management ; Water pollution monitoring ; Water quality management ; Water quality data ; Nonpoint sources ; Point sources ; Site characterization ; Environmental assessment ; Geographic information systems ; Mathematical models ; Connecticut ; Maine ; Massachusetts ; New Hampshire ; Rhode Island ; Vermont ; CD-ROM ; BASINS computer model ; BASINS(Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources) ; Total maximum daily loads ; New Jersey ; New York ; Puerto Rico ; Virgin Islands ; Delaware ; Washington DC ; Maryland ; Pennsylvania ; Virginia
Internet Access
Description Access URL
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=20003SQM.PDF
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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Status
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 823-B-98-006 User's manual only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/02/2014
EJBD  EPA 823-B-98-006 User's manual only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/24/2018
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 823-C-98-004 CD-ROM Region 2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/04/2013
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 823-C-98-005 CD-ROM Region 3 (v.1-3) Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/14/2013
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 823-C-98-007 CD-ROM Region 5 (v.1-4) Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/14/2013
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 823-C-01-010 CD-ROM Region 10 (v.1-3) Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/14/2013
EKAD  G1201.C3B28 1999 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/24/2002
EKBD  EPA-823/C-98-003-005, 007-012 CD-ROM collection Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/02/2012
NTIS  PB99-500696 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/17/1999
NTIS  PB99-500704 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 04/04/2019
NTIS  PB99-500712 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 04/04/2019
Edition Version 2.0.
Collation 31 computer optical discs : ill., col. ; 4 3/4 in. +
Abstract
BASINS is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed- and water-quality-based studies. It was developed to address three objectives: To facilitate examination of environmental information; To support analysis of environmental systems; and To provide a framework for examining management alternatives. Because many states and local agencies are moving toward a watershed-based approach, the system is configured to support environmental and ecological studies in a watershed context. It is designed to be flexible. It can support analysis at a variety of scales using tools that range from simple to sophisticated. BASINS was also conceived as a system for supporting the development of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs). Developing TMDLs requires a watershed-based point and nonpoint source analysis for a variety of pollutants. It also lets the user test different management options. BASINS makes watershed and water quality studies easier by bringing key data and analytical components 'under one roof.' Analysts can efficiently access provided national environmental information, apply assessment and planning tools, and run a variety of proven, robust nonpoint loading and water quality models. A geographic information system (GIS) provides the integrating framework. GIS provides techniques for analyzing landscape information and displaying relationships. Through the use of GIS, BASINS has the flexibility to display and integrate a wide range of information (e.g. land use, point sources discharges, water supply withdrawals) at a scale chosen by the user. BASINS comprises a suite of interrelated componenets for performing the various aspects of environmental analysis. The six componenets include (1) nationally derived databases with Data Extraction tools and Project Builders; (2) assessment tools (TARGET, ASSESS, and Data Mining) that address large- and small-scale characterization needs; (3) utilites to facilitate organizing and evaluating data, including Watershed Delineation, Import, Land Use Reclassfication, and DEM Reclassification; (4) Watershed Characterization Reports that facilitate compilation and output of information on selected watersheds; (5) water quality models including TOXIROUTE and QUAL2E; and (6) the Nonpoint Source Model (NPSM) and postprocessor, which provide integrated assessment of watershed loading and transport, The assessment component, working under the GIS umbrella, allows users to quickly evaluate selected areas, organize information, and display results. The modeling component module allows users to examine the impacts of pollutant loadings from point and nonpoint sources. Working together, these modules support several specific aspects of watershed-based analysis by: Identifying and prioritizing water-quality-limited waters; Supplying data characterizing point and nonpoint sources and evaluating their magnitudes and potential significance; Integrating point source and nonpoint loadings and fate and transport processes; Evaluating and comparing the relative value of potential control strategies; and Visualizing and communicating environmental conditions to the public through tables, graphs, and maps.
Notes
Title from discs' surfaces. "Developed under the direction of Russell Kinerson ... [et al.] of EPA's Office of Science and Technology, Standards and Applied Sciences Division ... by an interdisciplinary team from Tetra Tech, Inc. ... under contract number 68-C3-0374 and 68-C-98-010"--User's manual, p. ii. "January 1999." "EPA-823-B-98-006"--Cover of user's manual. "EPA-823-C-98-003"--Region 1. "EPA-823-C-98-004"--Region 2. "EPA-823-C-98-005"--Region 3. "EPA-823-C-98-008"--Region 6. "EPA-823-C-98-009"--Region 7. "EPA-823-C-98-010"--Region 8. "EPA-823-C-98-011"--Region 9. "EPA-823-C-98-012"--Region 10 Includes bibliographical references (user's manual: p. 11-1).
Contents Notes
Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS) is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed- and water-quality-based studies. It was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Water to address three objectives: 1) to facilitate examination of environmental information; 2) to provide an integrated watershed and modeling framework; 3) to support analysis of point and nonpoint source management alternatives. [v. 1.] Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) (2 disks) -- [v. 2.] Region 2 (New Jersey, New York) (2 disks) -- [v. 3.] Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia) (3 disks) -- [v. 4.] Region 4 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee) (4 disks) -- [v. 5.] Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin) (4 disks) -- [v. 6.] Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas) (4 disks) -- [v. 7.] Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri) (3 disks) -- [v. 8.] Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming) (4 disks) -- [v. 9.] Region 9 (Arizona, California, Nevada) (3 disks) -- [v. 10.] (Idaho, Oregon, Washington) (2 disks). BASINS currently can be applied only to the 48 conterminous United States.