The records consist of the 33 water rights maps. The maps have been stamped by the Water Rights Branch on December 28, 1916.
The maps are in a large volume that was originally held by the Dominion Lands Office (Golden Sub Agency) of the Canadian Government’s Dept. of the Interior. These maps were likely used by this office as part of the Dept. of Interior’s management of the Railway Belt. This volume was subsequently returned to the Water Rights Branch since they are similar to other water rights maps held by the branch.
The maps are arranged in blocks of numbers that relate to the water district and the water precinct. These numbers, and the water districts are as follows:
2700 to 2823 Golden Water District
7505 to 7655 Revelstoke Water District.
The Golden Water District records include maps from the Spillimacheen Precinct, Golden Precinct, Donald Precinct, and The Revelstoke Water District records include maps from the Arrowhead Precinct, Camborne Precinct, Revelstoke Precinct and Illecillewaet Precinct.
Series includes the following map numbers:
The cover of the volume states that this is a record of the Golden Sub Agency of the Dominion Lands Office of the Canadian Government Dept. of the Interior. It is not clear how this volume may have been used by the Dept. of Interior since each map is stamped by the Water Rights Branch. The Dept. of the Interior was responsible for managing the Railway Belt.
British Columbia. Water Rights Branch