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Federal

Apart from a source of drinking water, the water resources in watersheds supply water for irrigation and the production of hydroelectricity, and are a primary mode of transportation. Major water consumers are municipalities, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and thermal power generation. The original map consisted of several optional layers to show the impact of human activity on watersheds and the utilization of watersheds for economic, social or cultural purposes. Only layers from the original map that could be viewed simultaneously without loss of information are mapped.

Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2017
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  environment, map, watersheds
Federal

A watershed is an area that drains all precipitation received as a runoff or base flow (groundwater sources) into a particular river or set of rivers. The easiest way to describe the network of rivers and lakes on a small-scale map is to show the watersheds. In Canada, there is a detailed hierarchy of watersheds, ranging from the largest (drainage into oceans and their equivalents), down to the smallest ramification. Canada’s ocean watersheds are the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2017
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  environment, map, watersheds
Provincial

Note: this Watershed, Quaternary data has been replaced by the Ontario Watershed Boundaries. A watershed, also known as a catchment basin, includes all of the land that is drained by a watercourse and its tributaries. Watersheds are split into 4 categories: * primary * secondary * tertiary * quaternary Quaternary watersheds are subdivisions of tertiary watersheds. These divisions are based on the federal framework originally known as the Water Resources Index Inventory Filing System.

Last Updated: Dec. 9, 2020
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
Formats: other HTML ZIP
Keywords:  Economy and Business, Environment and Natural Resources, Environment and energy, water, watershed, owb, Government information
Federal

Contained within the Atlas of Canada Poster Map Series, is a map depicting the 5 main watersheds in Canada. Building Canadian Water Connections initiative and the Canadian Wildlife Federation have collaborated to produce this map that promotes the importance of watersheds through education. Canada's five ocean watersheds are colour-coded on the map: Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Each of these five massive landscapes contains a hierarchy of watersheds.

Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2017
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2006
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: PDF JPG
Keywords:  inland waters, lakes, rivers, watersheds
Provincial

Assessment Watersheds are mesoscale aquatic units designed to replace the 3rd order 1:50K watersheds. Assessment Watersheds are based on groupings of fundamental watersheds using FWA watershed code and local code, with a target size of between 2,000ha and 10,000ha.

Last Updated: Dec. 10, 2020
Date Published: Mar. 9, 2011
Organization: Government of British Columbia
Formats: KML PDF HTML WMS
Keywords:  CWB, FWA, corporate watershed base, freshwater atlas, Government information
Provincial

This dataset is used for national and coarse-scale provincial reporting such as analyses of climate, demographics and watersheds.

Last Updated: Dec. 9, 2020
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
Formats: HTML other ZIP ESRI REST
Keywords:  Economy and Business, Environment and Natural Resources, Government, Government information
Federal

Swimming is one of the uses of freshwater. The map shows the amount of participation as mapped by major watershed. Not surprisingly, the highest absolute numbers occur in southern Canada.

Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2017
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  aquatic ecosystems, map, recreation
Provincial

Note: this Far North Quaternary Watersheds data has been replaced by the Ontario Watershed Boundaries. A watershed, also known as a catchment basin, includes all land that is drained by a watercourse and its tributaries. Watersheds are split into four categories: * primary * secondary * tertiary * quaternary Quaternary watersheds are subdivisions of tertiary watersheds. There are more than 1000 quaternary watersheds in Ontario. We created the Far North quaternary boundaries based on the Ontario Integrated Hydrology data.

Last Updated: Dec. 17, 2020
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
Formats: HTML ZIP
Keywords:  Economy and Business, Environment and Natural Resources, Government, Government information
Provincial

Note: this Watershed, Primary data has been replaced by the Ontario Watershed Boundaries. A watershed, also known as a catchment basin, includes all land that is drained by a watercourse and its tributaries. Watersheds are split into four categories: * primary * secondary * tertiary * quaternary Tertiary watersheds are subdivisions of secondary watersheds in Ontario. These divisions are based on the federal framework originally known as the Water Resources Index Inventory Filing System.

Last Updated: Dec. 9, 2020
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
Formats: other HTML ZIP
Keywords:  Economy and Business, Environment and Natural Resources, Environment and energy, water, watershed, owb, Government information
Provincial

Note: this Watershed, Secondary data has been replaced by the Ontario Watershed Boundaries. A watershed, also known as a catchment basin, includes all land that is drained by a watercourse and its tributaries. Watersheds are split into four categories: * primary * secondary * tertiary * quaternary Secondary watersheds are subdivisions of primary watersheds in Ontario. Most secondary divisions are either large river systems or groupings of small coastal streams. These divisions are based on the federal framework originally known as the Water Resources Index Inventory Filing System.

Last Updated: Dec. 9, 2020
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
Formats: other HTML ZIP
Keywords:  Economy and Business, Environment and Natural Resources, Environment and energy, water, watershed, owb, Government information
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