Freshwater Atlas Watershed Type Codes

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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

Lookup table for watershed type codes

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

This lookup table can be used to explain the watershed type codes in the Assessment Watersheds layer.

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
NameBrad Hlasny (pointOfContact)
EmailBrad.Hlasny@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_TYPE_CODES

Short Name: FWA_WS_TYC
Comments: Contains all watershed type codes and a plain english description of them.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
WATERSHED_TYPE WTRSHDTP VARCHAR2 1 The type of watershed. This has yet to be determined for FWA version 2.0.0, but possible values may include: 'R' - real watershed, 'F' - face unit watershed, 'W' - waterbody watershed, etc.
WATERSHED_DESCRIPTION WTRSHDDSCR VARCHAR2 255 Contains a plain english description of the watershed type. This has yet to be determined for FWA version 2.0.0, but possible values include: real watershed, face unit watershed, waterbody watershed, etc.