WIN, the Watershed Information Network, provides a modernized centralized environmental data management platform (excluding regulatory databases) as a successor to Florida STORET (STOrage and RETrieval).
The Florida National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is a comprehensive set of digital spatial data distributed in an ESRI geodatabase that represents the surface water of the United States. Polygons are used to represent areal features such as lakes, ponds and rivers, while lines are used to represent linear features such as streams, canals and smaller rivers, and finally points are used to represent point features such as stream gages and dams.
The Florida NHD has several features that make it unique to use as a hydrographic layer:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.