Canals and Water Raceways of New Jersey

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS)
Publication_Date: 20081001
Title: Canals and Water Raceways of New Jersey
Edition: 20101201
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS08-1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: New Jersey Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.njgeology.org/geodata/dgs08-1.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
New Jersey's canals and water raceways have been important for transportation and water power for the last 300 years. They have played a significant role in the economic development of the state.
This product contains a Geographic Information System (GIS) ESRI polygon shapefile of the canals and raceways, with selected attributes. It also comes with an associated database file, projection file and metadata. The shapefile and metadata are compressed as a .zip file for download.
This shapefile shows locations of current and historic canals and raceways. Where possible, these have been mapped based on site visits or current aerial photographs. The location of some abandoned and filled canals and raceways are approximated from historic maps and photographs and are not guaranteed to be accurate.
Some of the mapped canals and raceways are located on private property with no public access. Other canals and raceways allow public access on the canal itself or neighboring pathways, for recreational purposes. The user of this product is responsible for determining if a canal or raceway is open to the public before visiting.
This shapefile does not include dewatering canals and ditches with two exceptions, the Berry's Creek Canal and the Old Canal. They were included in this shapefile because they are navigable. Channelized streams and underground aqueducts are not included in this shapefile.
The New Jersey Geological Survey is interested in updating this product. Please send information on canals and raceways not shown here to njgsweb@dep.nj.gov. Please include specific site locations and, if possible, an aerial photo or map.
Purpose:
To identify current and historic artificial canals and raceways in New Jersey. To determine which canals and raceways contain water for water resource information.
Supplemental_Information:
Some head race sections of raceways include flumes or penstocks. A penstock is an enclosed pipe to deliver water. For mapping purposes these features are treated as part of the raceway.
Raceways of less than 100 feet were not included in this shapefile.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20090709
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.532846
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.023598
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.229397
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.948195
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: canal
Theme_Keyword: raceway
Theme_Keyword: basin
Theme_Keyword: plane
Theme_Keyword: water supply
Theme_Keyword: navigable
Theme_Keyword: transportation
Theme_Keyword: water
Theme_Keyword: tidal navigation
Theme_Keyword: lock
Theme_Keyword: lagoon
Theme_Keyword: feeder canal
Theme_Keyword: channel
Theme_Keyword: water power
Theme_Keyword: drainage
Theme_Keyword: hydroelectric
Theme_Keyword: cooling water
Theme_Keyword: aqueduct
Theme_Keyword: race
Theme_Keyword: navigation
Theme_Keyword: head race
Theme_Keyword: tail race
Theme_Keyword: flume
Theme_Keyword: penstock
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: inlandwaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Place Names Gazetteer
Place_Keyword: The State of New Jersey
Place_Keyword: NJ
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Stratum_Keyword: surficial
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department Of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS)
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
Address: PO Box 420
Address: Mail Code 29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 633-1043
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5
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Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs08-1.htm#image>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Map of Canals and Water Raceways in New Jersey
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit: Ted Pallis, Katie Murphy, Jeff Hoffman
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Security_Classification_System: none
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: none
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attribute accuracy was tested by overlaying Canals and Water Raceways in New Jersey over aerial photographs at a scale of 1:24,000.
Logical_Consistency_Report: The file is created as polygons with attributes.
Completeness_Report:
The data includes many of the major known navigation and industrial canals along with water power raceways in New Jersey. Many smaller raceways were not included because they did not appear in the literature or their locations were too vague to locate. Drainage ditches, channelized streams and underground aqueducts were not included in this shapefile.
The two towpath canals, the Morris Canal and the Delaware and Raritan Canal contain the locations of many but not all locks, boat basins, inclined planes and aqueducts associated with these two canals.
The spillways and wasteways associated with the inclined planes of the Morris Canal were not mapped.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Horizontal accuracy was tested by overlaying Canals and Water Raceways in New Jersey over aerial photographs at a scale of 1:24,000.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The canals and raceway locations were generated from various source data and were digitized on the computer screen using 2002 aerial photographs. Portions of the Morris Canal, Delaware and Raritan Canal and some of the historic raceways were mapped by onscreen digitizing using aerial photographs from the 1930's then adjusting the locations of the canals to the 2002 aerial photographs.
The two towpath canals, the Morris Canal and the Delaware and Raritan Canal contain the locations of many locks, boat basins, inclined planes and aqueducts. Most of the lock and plane data for the Morris Canal was obtained from a shapefile created by the NJ Historic Preservation Office and merged into this shapefile. Parts of the Morris Canal and Delaware and Raritan Canal and some raceways have been redeveloped since the canals and raceways were abandoned and reused for other purposes. These portions of the canals and raceways do not exist today but are represented here for historical reference and planning purposes. An example is the Delaware and Raritan Canal in parts of Trenton. Some portions of the Delaware & Raritan Canal in Trenton are covered or pass through underground conveyance systems.
Many mill raceway locations were obtained from Sanborn fire maps and other online historic maps.
Process_Date: 20081001
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Organization: NJDEP, NJGS
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
Address: PO Box 420
Address: Mail Code: 29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 633-1043
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For this version dated 20101201, ten additional water power raceways were added. They are:
Asbury plaster mill raceway Asbury raceway Brockoven saw mill raceway Col. John C. Taylor grist mill raceway Drake saw mill raceway Parvin mill raceway Ralston cotton and woolen mill raceway Rowlands mill raceway Whippany raceway Worsted yarns raceway
Process_Date: 20101112
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 405

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999900
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -74.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 38.833333
False_Easting: 492125.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
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Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
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Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: NJCanals
Entity_Type_Definition: Canals and Water Raceways in New Jersey
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of the canal or raceway.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TYPE
Attribute_Definition: The type of feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Canal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Artificial waterway dug for navigation, cooling or water supply.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Raceway
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Artificial waterway dug to deliver water to power mills.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PURPOSE
Attribute_Definition: Purpose of the canal or raceway.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Navigation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Canal used primarily for navigation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Water power
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Provided water power to a operate a mill or power plant.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Water supply
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Used as a source of drinking water.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cooling water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: To provide water for cooling a nuclear reactor.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Drainage
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Main purpose of the canal is drainage.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Tidal navigation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Main purpose of the canal was navigation in tidal areas.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS
Attribute_Definition: Is the canal\raceway in service.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Active
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Canal or raceway in use.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Inactive
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Canal or raceway is not being used.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONDITION
Attribute_Definition: Does the canal/raceway contain water.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Canal or raceway contains water.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Dry
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Canal or raceway does not contain water.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PUBLICLY_A
Attribute_Definition: Is the canal or raceway publicly accessible.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Canal or raceway is located on some type of public land.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ADDRESS
Attribute_Definition: Address if available.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MUN
Attribute_Definition: Town where canal or raceways is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County where canal or raceway is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMENTS
Attribute_Definition: Information about the canal.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique entry

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Distributor:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
Address: PO Box 420
Address: Mail Code: 29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
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Metadata_Date: 20110106
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Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Organization: NJDEP, NJGS
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
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Address_Type: physical address
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Address: Mail Code: 29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0240
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