Community Watersheds - Current

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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

Boundaries (polygons) of areas designated as community watershed by government - that are all or part of the drainage area that is upslope of the lowest point from which water is diverted for human consumption by a licensed waterworks, if satisfied that, to protect the water that is diverted for human consumption, the area requires special management that is not otherwise provided for under this regulation or other enactment: 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 . Supercedes the '(DEPRECATED) BC Community Watersheds' dataset BC_COMMUNITY_WATERSHEDS

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

A digital representation of the boundaries of designated Community Watersheds, along with attribute information.

Contact Information

NameDavid Maloney (pointOfContact)
EmailDavid.Maloney@gov.bc.ca
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 2020-04-17
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_WATER_MANAGEMENT.WLS_COMMUNITY_WS_PUB_SVW

Short Name: COM_WS_PUB
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_TP 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_SYS_NM 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.
CW_USE CW_USE VARCHAR2 50 Identifies the use of the water by the largest water system in the CW, e.g., PRIMARY (as a primary supply source), SECONDARY, EMERGENCY BACKUP, IRRIGATION, FIREFIGHTING.
SOURCE_CATEGORY SRC_CTGRY VARCHAR2 25 The primary and secondary water source(s) types (separated by ampersand) used by the largest water system in the CW, e.g., SW (surface water), GW (groundwater), SW (other) (surface water from another watershed), GW (GUDI) (groundwater from a groundwater under the direct influence of surface water source).
SOURCE_COMMENTS SRC_CMMNTS VARCHAR2 500 Comments about the water source(s) for the water system(s), as provided by the organization(s) that operate water system(s) in the CW.
WATER_TREATMENT_TYPE TREAT_TYP VARCHAR2 100 A short description of the type of water treatment used by the largest water system in the CW, as provided by the organization(s) that operate water system(s) in the CW.
WATER_TREATMENT_LOCATION TREAT_LOC VARCHAR2 25 A text description of the location of water treatment, e.g., INTAKE, WELL, POE/POU (Point of Entry/Point of Use), TREATMENT FACILITY.
CONNECTIONS_COUNT CNNCTNS_CT NUMBER 10 The approximate number of connections to the water system(s) in the CW.
CONNECTED_CW_NAME CNNCTD_NM VARCHAR2 100 A comma-separated list of other CWs that are used by the same water system. For example, the District of Tofino is serviced by 5 community watersheds (Close Creek, Meares Creek, Sharp Creek, and Number One Creek) that are connected to one water system.
CONNECTED_CW_POD_NUMBER CNNCTD_POD VARCHAR2 50 A comma-separated list of the Points-of-Diversion (POD) numbers for the intakes in all CWs that are connected to the water system. For example, the District of Tofino obtains water from five CWs using PODs PD29562, PD29567, PD71920, PD29490, PD30222.
NATURAL_RESOURCE_DISTRICT NR_DIST VARCHAR2 60 The name of the associated Natural Resource District, e.g., Selkirk Natural Resource District.
HEALTH_AUTHORITY HEALTHAUTH VARCHAR2 30 The name of the associated health authority responsible for regulating the water systems in the CW, e.g., Vancouver Coastal.
CW_ASSESSMENT_IND CWASSMT VARCHAR2 3 Indicates whether a watershed assessment has been completed in the CW, i.e., Yes, No.
CW_ASSESSMENT_URL CWASSMTURL VARCHAR2 254 A link to the watershed assessment report for the CW.
WATER_QLTY_OBJ_STATUS WQO_STAT VARCHAR2 100 A comment on the status of the completion of water quality objectives for the CW, including a note if included elsewhere e.g., Complete, Partial, In the Kalum Sustainable Resource Management Plan.
WATER_QLTY_OBJ_OVERVW_RPT_URL WQO_OVW VARCHAR2 254 A link to the water quality objectives overview report.
WATER_QLTY_OBJ_TECH_RPT_URL WQO_TECH VARCHAR2 254 A link to the water quality objectives technical report.
WATER_QLTY_OBJ_RPT_YEAR WQO_YEAR NUMBER 4 The year the water quality objective report was completed.
WATER_QLTY_OBJ_TYPE WQO_TYPE VARCHAR2 100 A comment on the type of water quality objectives used in the community watershed, e.g., Established under Government Actions Regulation (GAR), MOE Report.
ORGANIZATION_CONCERNS ORG_CONC VARCHAR2 150 A short description of the concerns provided by organization(s) regarding water quality, quantity, and timing of flow.
WATERWORKS_DAMAGE ORG_CONCDT VARCHAR2 50 Type of damage (if any) to waterworks as a result of forest and range practices, as provided by organization(s) that operate water system(s) in the CW.
GENERAL_COMMENTS GEN_CMTS 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.