BC Major Basins - River Forecast Centre

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - River Forecast Centre
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Watershed boundaries for major river basins in British Columbia. Used for map products produced by the River Forecast Centre. Includes Fraser, Liard, Columbia, Skeena, Stikine, Thompson, Peace, Quesnel, Chilcotin, Nechako-Stuart and Nass Rivers.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


This data supports River Forecast Centre delineation of major river basins across British Columbia for forecast and streamflow mapping products.

Data Quality

High-level map product and will not follow drainage divides and pathways at the small watershed scale.

Lineage Statement

Mapped from small-scale watershed boundaries, and includes trans-boundary watershed areas into the Yukon and Alberta.

More Information

Contact Information

NameDavid Campbell (custodian)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationRiver Forecast Centre

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2020-06-01
Record Last Modified 2020-06-01
Resource Status completed