Water Resources

This section focuses on surface and ground water resources, which includes:
Surface Waters and Wetlands(lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, watersheds, wetlands)
Groundwater and Aquifers
Look at these individual sections for detailed information about each resource.

Water Resources and Wetlands Map

The five categories of water resources, listed above on and on the tabs at left, are shown on a single map in the Water Resources and Wetlands Map example in the Sample Map Set. Surface waters (rivers, streams, lakes and ponds), ground water, National Wetlands Inventory wetlands and hydric (wetland) soils are individual data layers in GRANIT and are available on both GRANITView and the NH Wetlands Mapper.

Conservation lands can be included on this map to help show where existing conserved lands coincide with water resources, and opportunities to protect lands associated with water resources.

In this example, all the data layers are shown on one map; however different combinations are possible (e.g. showing NWI wetlands and hydric soils on a separate map).

Data Layers on a Water Resources and Wetlands Map may include:
> Topographic map base
> Political boundaries, transportation and utility networks
> Watershed boundaries
> Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, Streams
> Stratified Drift Aquifers
> Wellhead Protection Areas
> Public Water Supply Sources
> National Wetlands Inventory data
> NRCS Wetland (hydric) soils data
> Conservation Lands data