Freshwater Atlas Watershed Boundaries

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

All principal and non-principal watershed boundary edges. These are the linear features that makeup the watershed polygons

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

This spatially-based information is typically used in allocation decisions, boundary definitions, planning processes and environmental monitoring, by internal and external stakeholders.

Lineage Statement

Automated, mathematical and statistical algorithms were applied against the TRIM I stream network and the TRIM I elevation surface model.

Contact Information

NameGeoBC Inquiries (pointOfContact)
EmailGeoBCInfo@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationGeoBC

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2019-05-04
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_BASEMAPPING.FWA_WATERSHED_BOUNDARIES_SP

Short Name: FWWTRSHDBN
Comments: Contains all watershed boundary lines used to enclose fundamental watersheds. Does not contain multipart geometries.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
WATERSHED_BOUNDARY_ID WTRSHDBNDR NUMBER 18 A unique numeric identifier used to link the arc to the database.
WATERSHED_GROUP_ID WTRSHDGRPD NUMBER 18 An automatically generate id that uniquely identifies the watershed group feature.
EDGE_TYPE EDGE_TYPE NUMBER 10 A 4 digit numeric code used by the Freshwater Atlas to identify the various types of water network linear features. eg. 1050.
BLUE_LINE_KEY_LEFT BLLNKLFT NUMBER 10 The blue line key of the watershed to the left of this edge.
BLUE_LINE_KEY_RIGHT BLLNKRGHT NUMBER 10 The blue line key of the watershed to the right of this edge.
WATERSHED_KEY_LEFT WTRSHDKLFT NUMBER 10 The watershed key of the watershed to the left of this edge.
WATERSHED_KEY_RIGHT WTRSHDKRGH NUMBER 10 The watershed key of the watershed to the right of this edge.
FWA_WATERSHED_CODE_LEFT FWWTRSHDCD VARCHAR2 143 The watershed code of the watershed to the left of this edge.
FWA_WATERSHED_CODE_RIGHT FWWTRSHDC1 VARCHAR2 143 The watershed code of the watershed to the right of this edge.
LOCAL_WATERSHED_CODE_LEFT LCLWTRSHDC VARCHAR2 143 The local watershed code of the watershed to the left of this edge.
LOCAL_WATERSHED_CODE_RIGHT LCLWTRSHD1 VARCHAR2 143 The local watershed code of the watershed to the right of this edge.
WATERSHED_GROUP_CODE WTRSHDGRPC VARCHAR2 4 The watershed group code of the watershed the feature is contained within.
LENGTH_METRE LNGTHMTR NUMBER 38 The length in meters of the linear object.
FEATURE_SOURCE FTRSRC VARCHAR2 15 The source of the arc; where the feature was obtained or modified. eg. linear stream.
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE CODE contains a value based on the Canadian Council of Surveys and Mapping's (CCSM) system for classification of geographic features.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000
FEATURE_LENGTH_M NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters