Water Reserve Polygons

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

Province-wide SDE polygon layer displaying areas in which water is reserved (First Nation Treaty Lands; Biodiversity, Mining and Tourism Areas; Columbia Valley Springs; Landslide Hazard Areas; Wildland Areas).

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Layer intended to display the location of areas in which the water is reserved. Used for reviewing water use proposals.

Contact Information

NameSusan Waldock (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationWater Management

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2013-04-15
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Comments: WATER RESERVES POLY is a province-wide SDE layer displaying areas in which the water is reserved.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
WATER_RESERVE_POLY_ID WAT_RES_ID NUMBER 10 WATER RESERVE POLY ID is a system generated unique identification number.
WATER_RESERVE_DESCRIPTION DSCRPTN VARCHAR2 100 WATER RESERVE DESCRIPTION is the water reserve Order In Council description (e.g., Ucluelet FN Water Reservation Order - OIC 096/2011).
ORDER_IN_COUNCIL_NUMBER OIC_NO VARCHAR2 10 ORDER IN COUNCIL NUMBER is the water reserve Order in Council number and year it was issued (e.g., 0096/2011).
URL URL VARCHAR2 250 URL is the url hyperlink to the additonal information.
LOCATION_NAME NAME VARCHAR2 100 LOCATION NAME is the First Nation or location name (e.g., Ucluelet First Nation).
POLYGON_TYPE TYPE VARCHAR2 50 POLYGON TYPE is the polygon classification (e.g., Maa-nulth Treaty).
ZONE_ID ZONE_ID VARCHAR2 20 ZONE_ID is the ID number from the source dataset (e.g., NAN_78_12).
AREA_IN_HECTARE HA NUMBER 9 AREA IN HECTARE is the area in hectares as documented in the Order in Council.
SOURCE_TYPE SOURCETYPE VARCHAR2 20 SOURCE TYPE is the source water reserve feature type name. (e.g., Biodiversity, ColumbiaValley, FNTreatyLands, LandslideHazardArea or Wildlands)
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