Version 2.0 of the BAARI (Bay Area Aquatic Resource Inventory) GIS dataset has been released. Local aquatic resource experts worked with SFEI to update region specific aquatic features at a local and watershed scale. The new BAARI V 2.0 release includes the following updates:
- Underground channels that connect the upper and lower watershed stream network in the Guadalupe River Watershed based on the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Creeks GIS data.
- Addition of over 500 unnatural channel features in the Sonoma Creek Watershed based on field verified ditch locations from Watershed Sciences’ hand drawn maps circa 2006.
- Addition of stream names for all nine Bay Area Counties.
- Varous corrections of wetland and stream features and classification inaccuracies.
The dataset can be downloaded from SFEI’s Data Center page.
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The Bay Area Aquatic Resources Inventory (BAARI) is a GIS base map of the Bay Area's wetlands, open water, streams, ditches, tidal marshes and flats, and riparian areas. BAARI was developed using standardized mapping protocols to ensure that the level of detail and wetland classification system is standardized across the region.