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

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Water rights plans : first sub-series

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  • 1892-1981 (Creation)

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1,494 Sheets.

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These plans consist of items removed from the main body of plans and transferred to BC ARCHIVES in 1981. The sub- series contains many of the items received and produced by the main draughting 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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