I have two shapefiles I am attempting to join spatially. One is a county polygon file and the other is a hydrology polygon layer spread throughout various districts within it.
I'd like to output a shapefile and attribute table that breaks the hydrology file by district so pieces of the hydrology file are separated and can be associated with respective borders that they fall within.
What are the steps to achieve this?
I am running ArcGIS desktop 10.4. Right now I'm trying to clip the hydrology layer from the district layer. Spatial join just doesn't break the hydrology file.it gives most of the hydrology parcels to one district and although I can see which districts it covers in a list the polygon itself is unchanged. So I couldn't show which part of the lake is contained within a particular district. I'm trying to select a district, clip the hydrology file based on that one district then output a shapefile. I'll do this for all. Trying to do it with python.