The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Elkhorn Slough

Download ArcGIS Shapefiles
Click below to download shapefiles covering the Elkhorn Slough watershed that can be viewed and manipulated using ESRI's ArcGIS software.  The files are in the following coordinate system:  UTM Zone 10 WGS84.

If you do not use ArcView, ArcGIS, or Arc/Info, you can obtain ESRI's ArcGIS Explorer Desktop program to view and query data layers. Although you cannot add or modify graphics or tables, you can perform many of the viewing functions that ArcView allows you to do. ArcGIS Explorer can be downloaded for free from:
http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer/index.html

File Description
ELK_Habitats_2009.zip
15.7 MB
2009 Semi-automated habitat classification for Elkhorn Slough.  Habitat classes are distinguished according to the theme table field "CODE_DESC".
vegetation.zip
2.15 MB
2002 Habitat classification for the Elkhorn Slough watershed. Habitat classes are distinguished according to the theme table field "Class".
water.zip
55 K
Open water, including Monterey Bay, the Elkhorn Slough main channel, and the Moro Cojo Slough channel.
wetland.zip
239 K
Outline of Elkhorn Slough's tidal wetlands.
streams.zip
40 K
Streams in the Elkhorn Slough watershed.
watersheds.zip
60 K
Boundary of the Elkhorn Slough watershed and its sub-watersheds.
protected.zip
79 K
The Elkhorn Slough watershed's protected lands. Ownership is specified in the "Protected" theme table field.
roads.zip
63 K
Roads in the Elkhorn Slough region. Roads can be labeled with names in the "Name" field.
cz.zip
28 K
The coastal zone boundary in the vicinity of Elkhorn Slough.

 

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