Community Watersheds - Cancelled

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Water Protection and Sustainability
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

Community Watersheds removed from LRDW layer BC Community Watersheds as they are cancelled.

Contact Information

NameWater Business (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationWater Protection and Sustainability

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: WLS_WTRCAN
Comments: BC CANCEL COMM WTRSHDS SP is a polygon feature class delineating cancelled community watershed boundaries. The watershed boundaries show the location of cancelled watersheds that supply communities with domestic water. The regional manager is granted authority under section 41(11) of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act to cancel an area's status as a community watershed. This is not a multipart feature class.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
TCWS_TAG TCWS_TAG VARCHAR2 10 TCWS TAG is a unique identifier for the cancelled community watershed . (E.g. MEA.007, PIE.001, 930.007,900.065)
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE CODE is a standard alphanumeric code to identify the type of feature represented by the spatial data. A feature code is most importantly a means of linking a feature to its name and definition. For example, the code GB15300120 on a digital geographic feature links it to the name "Lake - Dry" with the definition "A lake bed from which all water has drained or evaporated." The feature code does NOT mark when it was digitized, what dataset it belongs to, how accurate it is, what it should look like when plotted, or who is responsible for updating it. It only says what it represents in the real world. It also doesn't even matter how the lake is represented. If it is a very small lake, it may be stored as a point feature. If it is large enough to have a shape at the scale of data capture, it may be stored as an outline, or a closed polygon. The same feature code still links it to the same definition.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters