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  • The “Annual Unit Runoff (dam3/km2) for a 90% Probability of Exceedence” dataset is a line data set that covers the extent of Canada. It shows the 90% Probability of exceedence annual unit runoff.

  • The “Annual Unit Runoff (dam3/km2) for a 10% Probability of Exceedence” dataset is a line data set that covers the extent of Canada. It shows the 10% Probability of exceedence annual unit runoff.

  • The “AAFC Annual Unit Runoff in Canada - 2013” data series illustrates runoff trends across the country by isolines of annual unit runoff for a variety of probabilities of exceedence commonly used by decision makers Annual unit runoff is a measure of runoff volume per square kilometre. This series uses units of cubic decametres (1000 m3) per square kilometre (dam3/km2), which is equivalent to millimetres depth on the landscape. It includes a point data set for the hydrologic stations that were analyzed and seven sets of line work to show the adjusted isolines for 10%, 25%, 50%, 70%, 75%, 80%, and 90% probability of exceedence.

  • The “Hydrometric Gauging Station Network of the AAFC Watersheds Project - 2013” dataset is a geospatial data layer containing network line features representing links between hydrometric gauging stations of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Watersheds Project. Each line connects a gauging station to its downstream neighbour(s), indicating its drainage direction. This network is a ‘drainage’ network, not a ‘stream’ network. That is, the lines do not in any way portray the actual stream path between stations. In some instances, a lake, for example, an area may have several gauging stations. In such cases, one of the gauging stations is designated the ‘primary’ gauging station for calculation purposes, and to maintain proper hydraulic relationships between gauging stations, where only the primary stations are connected to the downstream portion of the network.

  • The “Gross and Effective Drainage Areas for Hydrometric Gauging Stations of the AAFC Watersheds Project - 2013” dataset is a table that provides the calculated gross and effective drainage areas associated with the hydrometric gauging stations of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Watersheds Project. Areas are provided in square kilometres. ‘Gross drainage’ describes the total area of a catchment. ‘Effective drainage’ describes areas that are expected to contribute to an average runoff.

  • The “Incremental Gross Drainage Areas of the AAFC Watersheds Project - 2013” dataset is a geospatial data layer containing polygon features representing the incremental gross drainage areas of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Watersheds Project. The Project area is subdivided by hydrometric gauging station. The maximum area that could contribute runoff to each station, less that of its upstream neighbour(s) is called an ‘incremental gross drainage area’.

  • This dataset was compiled as part of a multiyear effort lead by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to support sustainable aquaculture regulation in the Coast of Bays, an area of the south coast of Newfoundland. It is the first of a series aiming to provide an oceanographic knowledge baseline of the Coast of Bays. This dataset consists of GIS products and analyses summarized in a spreadsheet. The GIS data include vector shapefiles and raster TIFF images, providing information on the area of interest physical dimensions (e.g. bays area, volume, perimeter, length and width) and other physical characteristics (e.g. tidal volume and freshwater input). A full description of the data and of its use in the context of the motivating project can be found in http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/Publications/ResDocs-DocRech/2017/2017_076-eng.html. Analyses from this dataset were presented during a Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) meeting which took place in St John’s in March 2015 (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/schedule-horraire/2015/03_25-26b-eng.html) and from which a Science Advisory Report (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/Publications/SAR-AS/2016/2016_039-eng.html) and Proceedings (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/Publications/Pro-Cr/2017/2017_043-eng.html) were published.

  • DEPRECATED: Province-wide SDE spatial layer displaying water licence points of diversion joined with licence information. This layer contains a record for each water licence on each Point of Diversion that exists in the province (each Point of Diversion can have multiple licences). For each record, some basic information about the water licence is included. This dataset has been replaced by: Water Rights Licences: [WHSE_WATER_MANAGEMENT.WLS_WATER_RIGHTS_LICENCES_SV](https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/5549cae0-c2b1-4b96-9777-529d9720803c) Water Rights Licences - Internal: [WHSE_WATER_MANAGEMENT.WLS_WATER_RIGHTS_LICENCES_SP](https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/c0491e4d-9961-47c8-aa9b-98e29b1a9251) Water Rights Applications: [WHSE_WATER_MANAGEMENT.WLS_WATER_RIGHTS_APPLICTNS_SV] (https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/f3a53d7f-da09-4726-ac83-f0032e4bd490) Water Rights Applications - Internal: [WHSE_WATER_MANAGEMENT.WLS_WATER_RIGHTS_APPLICTNS_SP] (https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/723e86f9-738f-4d2c-b18d-1ebe7a1dd7b5)

  • Polygon features showing ground water quality zones which have been impacted by human activities from non-point sources (NPS) of pollution. Does not represent current or historic conditions. Retained for demonstration purposes. Do not use for any practical purpose

  • The "Total Effective Drainage Areas of the AAFC Watersheds Project – 2013” dataset is a geospatial data layer containing polygon features representing the areas within the “total gross drainage areas” of each hydrometric gauging station of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Watersheds Project that would contribute to average runoff. A ‘total gross drainage area’ is the maximum area that could contribute runoff for a single gauging station – the ‘total effective drainage areas’ are those parts of that ‘total gross drainage area’ that would contribute surface runoff to an average runoff. For each “total gross drainage area” there can be only one “total effective drainage areas”. These polygons may overlap with those from other gauging stations’ “total gross drainage area”, as upstream land surfaces form part of multiple downstream gauging stations’ “total gross drainage areas”.