Community Watersheds - Cancelled

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Fish and Aquatic Habitat
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

This 1:20,000. scale inventory contains digital maps of cancelled community watershed boundaries. The watershed boundaries showed the location of watersheds that supply communities with domestic water. These are meant to be used in conjunction with stream network map coverages from TRIM mapping. Attribute data for community watersheds can be downloaded into a spreadsheet or database

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Layer intended to display the boundaries of cancelled Community Watersheds.

Lineage Statement

Cancelled community watersheds database object was renamed on April 9, 2020 from previous name WHSE_WATER_MANAGEMENT.WLS_BC_CANCEL_COMM_WTRSHDS_SP

Contact Information

NameDavid Maloney (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationFish and Aquatic Habitat

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2020-11-03
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: COM_WS_CNL
Comments: Areas currently designated as community watersheds (CW) by government to protect the water that is diverted for human consumption to conserve the quality, quantity, and timing of water flow; or to prevent cumulative hydrological effects that would have a material adverse effect on the water. This dataset includes additional attributes for government

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
WLS_CW_SYSID WLS_CW_SYD NUMBER 10 A system generated unique identification number.
CW_CODE CW_CD VARCHAR2 7 The unique identifier for a community watershed (CW), e.g., 900.037, BOW.001.
CW_NAME CW_NM VARCHAR2 50 The name of the community watershed (CW), e.g., Magnesia Community Watershed.
CW_SOURCE_NAME CW_SRC_NM VARCHAR2 30 The name of the waterbody or stream in the CW from which drinking water is obtained, e.g., Magnesia Creek.
CW_SOURCE_TYPE CW_SRC_TYE VARCHAR2 3 The type of water source, i.e., for drinking water sources: CR (creek), R (river), LK (lake), GW (groundwater), GUI (groundwater under the influence of surface water), BR (brook), SPR (spring); or, if the CW is no longer used as a drinking water supply source: OCW (other community watershed), NA (not applicable), OTH (other - details not known).
POD_NUMBER POD_NUMBER VARCHAR2 10 The unique identifier for the most downstream Point of Diversion from which water is diverted for human consumption by a licensed waterworks in the CW e.g., PD2808.
CW_LEGISLATION CW_LGSLTN VARCHAR2 50 The legislation under which the community watershed was created, e.g., Forest Practices Code, Forest and Range Practices Act.
CW_DATE_CREATED CW_DT_CRTD DATE 7 The date the community watershed was created.
CW_STATUS CW_STATUS VARCHAR2 20 The status of the CW designation, i.e., DESIGNATED (current), DESIGNATED - REVIEW (under review to potentially remove designation), CANCELLED (cancelled).
ORGANIZATION ORGNZTN VARCHAR2 300 A comma-separated list of the organization(s) that operate water system(s) in the CW. It includes waterworks run by First Nations, local government, and volunteer groups, e.g., Squamish Lillooet Regional District. It does not include most institutional/commercial/industrial systems (e.g., campgrounds) and domestic users.
ORGANIZATION_COUNT ORGNZTN_CT NUMBER 3 The number of organizations (e.g., waterworks, water user communities) that rely on the CW source. It does NOT include a count of domestic water users.
ORGANIZATION_TYPE ORGNZTN_TE VARCHAR2 50 A comma-separated list of the type of organization(s) that operate water systems in the watershed, i.e., Waterworks, Water Users' Community, Several Water Users (unincorporated licence holders), Multiple User Groups (any combination of the preceding).
WATER_SYSTEM_NAME WTR_SYSTMM VARCHAR2 300 A comma-separated list of the water system(s) name(s) that the organization(s) uses to describe the water system(s) that relies on drinking water from the CW, e.g., Goldbridge Water System.
GENERAL_COMMENTS GNRL_CMMNS VARCHAR2 4000 General comments about the water system(s) or watershed(s) that may be helpful for managing the CW.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 The system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 The system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 64 The column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 A column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 A binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.