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Water Rights records

  • GR-1017
  • Series
  • 1858-1974

Registers of water record and water licence grants and applications; index of water reserves, 1908-1929; list of localities operating hydro-electric plants, 1918; alphabetical index of creek surveys, 1910-1911, measuring stream flows.

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Water Rights Branch records

  • GR-1006
  • Series
  • 1889-1979

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles, speeches, miscellaneous papers and notes, legal opinions, memoranda of agreement, regulations, etc. relating to water rights, the evolution of water resource administration, and the history of the Wate...

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Register of appurtenancy, Princeton Water District

  • GR-3490
  • Series
  • [ca. 1889-1928]

Series consists of a register of water rights appurtenant for the Princeton Water District. The register was used to compile a list of water licences and rights assigned to individuals and properties. The register entries cover the years 1889 to...

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Water rights plans

  • CM/S5-7
  • Series
  • 1892-1981

Introduction: Throughout its existence, the Water Rights Branch (WRB) acquired and created a large central set of plans, maps, and engineering drawings which was assigned a single set of sequential water rights plan numbers. Over time, the origina...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Orders-in-council relating to water works and water power projects

  • GR-0839
  • Series
  • 1892-1913

Index and list of orders-in-council relating to water works and water power projects pursuant to the Rivers and Streams Act, 1890, the Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897, and the Water Act, 1909. Includes alphabetical index of companies and cit...

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Registers of the Board of Investigation

  • GR-1165
  • Series
  • 1896-1918

Registers of the Board of Investigation, pursuant to the Water Act (3 vols.) Volume 1 is a register of land, water, mining, power and light, and lumber companies incorporated, 1896-1914. Arranged alphabetically by company name and shows date of i...

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Records of the Government office in Fairview, B.C.

  • GR-1675
  • Series
  • 1897-1909

Water notices for a licence to take and use water, Similkameen district, 4 vols. Records of the government office in Fairview. B.C. Related to GR-0214 and GR-1674.

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Nelson water district records

  • GR-3587
  • Series
  • 1897-1966

The series consists of water grant registers and water licence registers. The records were created between 1897 and 1966 to record applications to use water. All records relate to the West Kootenay water region.The series contains two subseries....

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Nelson, B.C.)

Water rights records

  • GR-0843
  • Series
  • 1898-1905

Records of the Water Commissioner, Omineca District, relating to water rights. Vol. 1: Record of Water Grant pursuant to the Water Clauses Consolidation Act (1897), 1898-1905, including determinations by the Board of Investigation, 1917. Vol. 2:...

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Water Rights Branch operational records

  • GR-0884
  • Series
  • 1901-1967

Government publications, reports, memoranda, correspondence, statutes, regulations, indexes and maps pertaining to water rights, irrigation projects, water reserves, and water power developments, 1901-1967. Includes unpublished reports on the his...

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Water rights records

  • GR-0835
  • Series
  • 1902-1912

Letters inward to the Chief Commissioner of Lands, the Deputy Commissioner of Lands and the Minister of Lands re water rights generally, 1902-1912. (These letters were transferred to Water Rights Branch files from Lands files and do not appear on ...

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Water recorder files

  • GR-3493
  • Series
  • 1905-1955

Series consists of water records created by water recorders at the Alberni Water District and Golden Water District. The water recorders were usually a Government Agent so some of the records have been stamped by the Government Agent stamp.Record...

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Water Rights Board files

  • GR-1442
  • Series
  • 1909-1935

Series includes records of the Water Rights Board.

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Water notices and other material

  • GR-1377
  • Series
  • 1909-1914

Water licences issued for Victoria Water District, 1909-1912, by W.S. Drewry, Chief Water Commissioner, pursuant to the Water Act, 1909. Includes water notices and approval of plans. This volume was also used by the Board of Investigation to make...

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Water licence register

  • GR-1766
  • Series
  • 1909-1955

Water licence register, ca. 1909-1955, arranged by final licence number, 1-15922. The register shows status, conditional licence number, final licence number, priority, file number, name, stream, WR map number, purpose, quantity, dominant land, d...

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Surveyor's notebooks

  • GR-3719
  • Series
  • 1910-1963

The series consists primarily of small, hard-cover notebooks used for recording data in the field during hydrographic survey projects. It also consists of envelopes containing various textual and cartographic records. The purpose of the records wa...

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Index of water resources recordings

  • GR-0779
  • Series
  • 1911-1962

Index of water resources recordings. Contains graphic representation of water discharge by drainage basin.

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Water rights maps : first series

  • CM/B1575
  • Series
  • 1911-1924

Maps prepared pursuant to the Water Act Amendment Act, 1913. Shows location of water rights and licenses. Includes tabulation sheets relating to decisions of the Board of Investigation. Maps also show property boundaries.

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Records relating to water projects

  • GR-1131
  • Series
  • 1911

Lists relating to water projects. List of Certificates of Approval for water works, diversions, dams, spillways, etc. issued between 1898 and 1911; includes grantee, date of approval, purpose and nature of grant. List of power, light and water c...

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Irrigation report

  • GR-0368
  • Series
  • 1911

"Report on irrigation conditions of British Columbia and recommendations for the initiation of government work on irrigation investigations," by Prof. B.A. Etcheverry, commissioned by the Dept. of Lands.

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Correspondence

  • GR-0836
  • Series
  • 1911-1912

Correspondence outward (letterbook copies) from the Chief Hydrographer re water surveys, irrigation projects, dams, etc. Nominal index.

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Board of Investigation records

  • GR-1367
  • Series
  • 1911

Record of the Board of Investigation list of streams upon which water records have been issued in the Kamloops Water District by E.T.W. Pearse, Water Commissioner, Kamloops, B.C., May 5th, 1911. Index to water rights transfers, Kamloops, no date.

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Barkerville and Fort George water rights records

  • GR-1080
  • Series
  • 1911-1923

Records of the Water Recorders and Government Agents of Barkerville and Fort George relating to water licences. Includes correspondence, licence certificates and plans of licences issued to the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk P...

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Water rights conditional licence registers

  • GR-1765
  • Series
  • 1912-1955

Conditional licence registers: vol. 1, CLs 1-5250, 1912-ca. 1924; vol. 2, CLs 5251-15259, ca. 1924- ca. 1941; vol. 3, CLs 15260-22538, ca. 1941-1955. The data is arranged by CL no., which is roughly chronological. The registers show status, condi...

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Permits and authorizations

  • GR-1018
  • Series
  • 1912-1955

Permits and authorizations to make surveys necessary for the planning and construction of water works pursuant to the Water Act, 1909 and the Water Act, 1914. Arranged numerically. Includes permit number, name of applicant, description of propos...

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Water rights registers of correspondence inward

  • GR-3082
  • Series
  • 1912-1953

Nominal index of incoming letters relating to water rights management. Use in conjunction with GR-1088, GR-1440, GR-1441, GR-1443.

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Water Rights Branch files

  • GR-1443
  • Series
  • 1912-1953

Files mainly pertaining to water licenses and fishways. Files are numbered from 38W through to 45251W. The front of each file folder is filmed giving the file number ["W" indicates a water rights file], the geographical district, the n...

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Records of the Board of Investigation relating to water rights

  • GR-0853
  • Series
  • ca. 1913-1961

Records of the Board of Investigation relating to water rights. Files no. 101-426 (Cariboo Gold Mining Co.) and 241-11-17 (Lightning Creek Gold, Gravels and Drainage Company Limited).

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Determinations and Orders

  • GR-1020
  • Series
  • 1913-1933

Determinations and Orders for the cancellation of water records by the Board of Investigation under the Water Act, 1914, nos. 2501-5000 (vol. 1) and nos. 7504-8103 (vol. 2). Includes water district, date of order, date of original grant, name of g...

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Records relating to draft bill

  • GR-1130
  • Series
  • 1913

Records relating to draft bill, an Act respecting Public Irrigation Corporations. Includes draft of bill with index and column notations and a memorandum entitled "Report on a public irrigation corporation bill, accompanying and explaining t...

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