Streams with Water Allocation Restrictions

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Water Management
Licensed under Access Only

This dataset displays streams that have water allocation restrictions on them. Last updated September 1, 2015.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

Used for reviewing water use proposals to help identify streams that have allocation restrictions on them.

Data Quality

Not for making legal decisions. This data has been derived from source datasets. Some water allocation restriction points did not match with existing stream network lines resulting in some restricted streams not being identified and other streams being falsely identified. Estimated accuracy of 95%. This dataset is based on water allocation restriction point data from a snapshot in time. It is only periodically updated. This dataset is based off of a stream network and does not include water bodies. In place of waterbodies are 'skeleton' lines connecting inflow and outflow through a waterbody. Further research is required to identify the exact restriction status of a stream.

Contact Information

NameSusan Waldock (pointOfContact)
EmailSusan.Waldock@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationWater Management
NameChris Ens (pointOfContact)
Emailchris.ens@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationKnowledge Management

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2019-09-10
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_WATER_MANAGEMENT.WLS_STREAM_RESTRICTIONS_SP

Short Name: STRM_RESTR
Comments: WLS STREAM RESTRICTIONS SP This layer shows all the Fresh Water Atlas Stream Network stream segments that have water license restrictions.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
LINEAR_FEATURE_ID LNR_FTR_ID NUMBER 18 LINEAR FEATURE ID is a primary Key to link to stream segments in WHSE_BASEMAPPING.FWA_STREAM_NETWORKS_SP as a one to one join. This is maintained by business users. E.g., 831792750
RESTRICTION_ID_LIST RSTRCTN_DT VARCHAR2 200 RESTRICTION ID LIST is a list of one or more restriction IDs of stream restriction points downstream from the stream segment. The RESTRICTION_IDs correspond with RESTRICTION_IDs in WHSE_WATER_MANAGEMENT.WLS_WATER_RESTRICTION_LOC_SVW. E.g., RS34144
PRIMARY_RESTRICTION_CODE PRMRY_RSTD VARCHAR2 12 PRIMARY RESTRICTION CODE indicates the type of restriction point downstream from the stream segment. E.g., FR - Fully Recorded; FR_EXC - Fully Recorded Except; PWS - Possible Water Shortage; RNW - Refused No Water; OR - Office Reserve; UNSPECIFIED - type of restriction not specified.
SECONDARY_RESTRICTION_CODES SCNDRY_RSS VARCHAR2 30 SECONDARY RESTRICTION CODES is a list of additional types of water restrictions downstream from the stream segment. E.g., FR - Fully Recorded; FR_EXC - Fully Recorded Except; PWS - Possible Water Shortage; RNW - Refused No Water; OR - Office Reserve; UNSPECIFIED - type of restriction not specified.
FWA_WATERSHED_CODE FW_WTRSHDD VARCHAR2 143 FWA WATERSHED CODE is a 143 character code derived using a hierarchy coding scheme. Approximately identifies where a particular stream is located within the province.
WATERSHED_GROUP_CODE WTRSHD_GRD VARCHAR2 4 WATERSHED GROUP CODE is the watershed group code associated with the polygon.
GNIS_NAME GNIS_NM VARCHAR2 80 GNIS NAME is the BCGNIS (BC Geographical Names Information System) name associated with the GNIS feature id (an English name was used where available, otherwise another language was selected).
STREAM_ORDER STRM_RDR NUMBER 10 STREAM ORDER is the calculated modified Strahler order.
STREAM_MAGNITUDE STRM_MGNTE NUMBER 10 STREAM MAGNITUDE is the calculated magnitude.
FEATURE_CODE FEATURE_CD 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 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_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters