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