Sub-series CM/S5 - Water rights plans : first sub-series

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Water rights plans : first sub-series

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  • cartographic material

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  • 1892-1981 (Creation)

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1,494 Sheets.

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The sub-series contains many of the items received and produced by the main drafting office of the WRB in support of the Branch's investigation of early water records and administration of the licensing provisions of the Water Act. Included are sketch maps produced during the pre-1920 hydrographic surveys conducted for the Board of Investigation; contoured maps and plans accompanying the early surveys and reports of the regional engineers; detailed townsite plans showing proposed domestic waterworks; numerous items relating to major irrigation projects; and a wide variety of plans and drawings pertaining to proposed works such as flumes, ditches, pipelines, power installations, and dams.

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These plans consist of items removed from the main body of plans and transferred to BC Archives in 1981 as accession M856007.


Plans were given Archives map catalogue and sheet numbers according to their size. They have been boxed accordingly. CM/S5 has been given the following catalogue numbers: CM/B2505, CM/C2665, CM/E169, CM/F14, CM/G7

Reports (textual files) were removed from the map boxes and placed separately in smaller boxes, while maintaining their order and map number in the file list.

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Accession number(s): M856007 (old map registration/accession number 16705)


CM/C2665 sh. 381 was found to have mold in 2017. It was vacuumed but is still stained.

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