Foreshore Template

 

Delineation

The limit of FORESHORE is the approximate line of mean high water and the approximate line of mean lower low water.

 

Data Extraction

Capture Conditions

 

For a topographic/bathymetric edition only, if FORESHORE is on the final

compilation provided to USGS by NOS, or If FORESHORE is ≥ 0.1" along the

longest axis and ≥ 0.04" along the shortest axis, then capture.

 

Source Interpretation Guidelines

 

All

 

FORESHORE is the area affected by the tides.  It is the area between mean high water and mean lower low water as shown on NOAA Charts.   Because most NHD coastal features are captured at mean high water, FORESHORE will overlap the coastal features.

 

If FORESHORE is captured, then also capture ESTUARY, LAKE/POND,

SEA/OCEAN, or STREAM/RIVER.

 

FORESHORE does not have to be attached to the shore.

 

Graphic

 

All black sand stipple (USGS 17) should be captured as FORESHORE if it

meets the capture conditions. (This does not include oil sumps that are

shown with the same pattern.)

 

Revision – General

 

Revision - Standard

 

Revision - Limited

 

Do not collect new features. Modify existing features to accommodate a

change in shoreline.

 

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