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Subwatershed Entities & Plans
Impact measure: % of Canada’s 167 sub-watersheds which have a watershed entity and a watershed plan
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Note: The data presented here represent our best research given the time and resources at hand. We acknowledge there may be errors. This shared measurement system belongs to all members of the Our Living Water Network, so if you have any corrections for us, or ideas to share on this measure, please send us an email at info@ourlivingwaters.ca.
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WWF Sub-watershed (167)Sub-subwatershed
(smaller than WWF 167)
Name of Entity or EntitiesEntity LinksMaps on Coverage of Entities
and/or Plans
Name of Plan or PlansYear of PlanLink to planEntity(ies) for Most of Subwatershed
Y, N or Portion
Plan(s) for Most of Subwatershed
Y, N or Portion
BOTH Subwatershed
Entities AND Plans
Y, N or Portion
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Major Watershed: Pacific Coastal (9) BC
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1AlsekNNN
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2Northern Coastal Waters of B.C.NNN
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3Stikine - CoastNNN
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4Nass - CoastNNN
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5Skeena - CoastNNN
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6Central Coastal Waters of B.C.NNN
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7Southern Coastal Waters of B.C.NNN
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8Vancouver IslandN small portion onlyN small portion onlyN small portion only
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Cowichan Cowichan Watershed Boardhttp://cowichanwatershedboard.ca/http://cowichanwatershedboard.ca/sites/default/files/CowichanRiverMap-TimesColonist-12Jul2015.jpgCowichan Basin Watershed Plan2007http://www.cowichanwatershedboard.ca/doc/cowichan-basin-water-management-plan-0
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Shawnigan BasinShawigan Basin Authority - still under development?http://www.shawniganbasinsociety.org/basin-authority.htmlhttp://www.shawniganbasinsociety.org/about.htmlTo develop Shawnigan watershed master plan
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Bowker Creek Bowker Creek Initiaitve (BCI)https://www.crd.bc.ca/bowker-creek-initiative
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Gulf IslandsIslands Trusthttp://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/
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Salt Spring Island Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (previously named St. Mary Lake Watershed Working Group)https://www.ssiwpa.org/
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within Salt Spring Island watershed --> Cusheon watershed X - Cusheon Lake Integrated Watershed Management Plan (not complete) - Had aimed to update Management Plan prepared in 2007, however project suspended pending completion of more in depth hydrometric monitoring, water quality monitoring and an assessment of water availability for the Cusheon Watershed.https://www.ssiwpa.org/ssiwpa-projects/cusheon-lake-integrated-watershed-management-plan/
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within Salt Spring Island watershed --> Cusheon watershed Cusheon Watershed Management Plan2007https://www.ssiwpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cusheon-Lake-Watershed-Management-Plan-2007.pdf
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9Queen Charlotte IslandsNNN
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Haida GwaiiTlell Watershed SocietyTlell Legacy Project (ecosystem based planning for Queen Charlotte Islands)http://www.cec.org/content/ecosystem-based-planning-queen-charlotte-islands-haida-gwaii
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Major Watershed:Fraser-Lower Mainland (5) BC
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10NechakoNechako Watershed Roundablehttps://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/Nechako_Watershed_Roundtable.htmlTowards a Healthy Nechako: Nechako Watershed Strategy2016https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/_Library/UFR/Nechako_Watershed_Strategy-31Oct2016-FINAL.pdfYYY
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Also Fraser Basin Council (multple subwatersheds)https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/basin_watersheds.html
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11Upper FraserFraser Basin Council (multple subwatersheds)https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/basin_watersheds.htmlYNN
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12ThompsonFraser Basin Council (multiple subwatersheds)https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/basin_watersheds.htmlYNN
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Shuswap Shuswap Watershed Councilhttps://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/Shuswap_Water.htmlShuswap River Watershed Sustainability Plan2014http://www.rdno.ca/docs/141114_SRWSP_FinalFormat.pdf
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NicolaNicola Steering Committee (under Thompson)https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/tr_nicola_lake.htmlNicola Watershed Planning Process - Working on pilot plan. More about the process -->https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/tr_nicola_watershed_resources.html#committee
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Nicola Round Tablehttps://nwcrt.ca/
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Nicola Basin Collaborativehttps://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/Nicola_Basin_Collaborative.html
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Salmon RiverSalmon River Watershed RoundtableSalmon River Watershed Management
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13Lower FraserFraser Basin Council (multiple subwatersheds)https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/basin_watersheds.htmlYN small portion onlyN small portion only
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Coquitlam Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable (CRWRt)http://www.coquitlamriverwatershed.ca/roundtableCoquitlam River Watershed Strategy2011http://www.coquitlamriverwatershed.ca/content/background
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---> within Coquitlam River watershed Lower Coquitlam Water Watershed Plan2013, in progresshttps://www.coquitlamriverwatershed.ca/roundtable/watershed-plan/
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14SkagitSkagit Watershed Council (SWC) (community partnership for salmon)https://www.skagitwatershed.org/about-us/history-mission/Skagit Watershed Council (SWC) Habitat Protection and Restoration Strategy (SWC 1998) and its Application (SWC 2000).1998, 2000https://www.skagitwatershed.org/resources/documents-archives/YNN
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---> within Skagit watershed(update to above)
2017 Skagit Watershed Council Protection (and restoration) Strategy Update.
2017https://www.skagitwatershed.org/wp-content/uploads/SWC-2017-Protection-Strategy-Update_Final.12.7.2017.pdf
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Major Watershed: Columbia (1) BC
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15ColumbiaColumbia Basin Trusthttps://ourtrust.org/https://thebasin.ourtrust.org/resource/map/YN small portion onlyN small portion only
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Kettle RiverKettle River Watershed Authorityhttps://kettleriver.ca/about/Kettle River Watershed Management Plan2014https://kettleriver.ca/watershed-management-plan/
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Kootenay LakeKootenay Lake Partnershiphttp://kootenaylakepartnership.com/
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Lake WindermereLake Windermere Ambassadorshttp://www.lakeambassadors.ca/
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Major Watershed: Okanagan (1) BC
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16Okanagan-SimilkameenOkanagan Basin Water Boardhttps://www.obwb.ca/overview/YNN
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Major Watershed: Yukon (8) YK, BC
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17Headwaters YukonYukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Councilhttps://www.yritwc.org/https://www.yritwc.org/yukon-river-watershedYukon River Watershed Plan2013https://www.yritwc.org/yr-watershed-planYYY
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Yukon Water Boardhttp://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/
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18PellyYukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Councilhttps://www.yritwc.org/https://www.yritwc.org/yukon-river-watershedYukon River Watershed Plan2013https://www.yritwc.org/yr-watershed-planYYY
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Yukon Water Boardhttp://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/
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19Upper YukonYukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Councilhttps://www.yritwc.org/https://www.yritwc.org/yukon-river-watershedYukon River Watershed Plan2013https://www.yritwc.org/yr-watershed-planYYY
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Yukon Water Boardhttp://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/
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20StewartYukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Councilhttps://www.yritwc.org/https://www.yritwc.org/yukon-river-watershedYukon River Watershed Plan2013https://www.yritwc.org/yr-watershed-planYYY
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Yukon Water Boardhttp://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/
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21Central YukonYukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Councilhttps://www.yritwc.org/https://www.yritwc.org/yukon-river-watershedYukon River Watershed Plan2013https://www.yritwc.org/yr-watershed-planYYY
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Yukon Water Boardhttp://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/
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22PorcupineYukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Councilhttps://www.yritwc.org/https://www.yritwc.org/yukon-river-watershedYukon River Watershed Plan2013https://www.yritwc.org/yr-watershed-planYYY
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Yukon Water Boardhttp://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/
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23TananaYukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Councilhttps://www.yritwc.org/https://www.yritwc.org/yukon-river-watershedYukon River Watershed Plan2013https://www.yritwc.org/yr-watershed-planYYY
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24CopperYukon Water Boardhttp://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/https://www.yritwc.org/yukon-river-watershedYNN
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https://www.yritwc.org/yukon-river-watershedPer map, Copper not included in Yukon River Watershed Plan2013https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/dcbdaf_51f388dfaaa843fa86272033214dd563.pdf
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Major Watershed: Peace - Athabasca (10) BC, AB, SK
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25Upper AthabascaAthabasca Watershed Councilhttps://awc-wpac.ca/http://awcatlas.athabascau.ca/X NO, but as of Sept 2018, an Integrated Watershed Management Plan is being developed (Terms of Reference)No, but in progresshttps://awc-wpac.ca/iwmp/YNN
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26Central Athabasca - UpperAthabasca Watershed Councilhttps://awc-wpac.ca/http://awcatlas.athabascau.ca/X NO, but as of Sept 2018, an Integrated Watershed Management Plan is being developed (Terms of Reference)No, but in progresshttps://awc-wpac.ca/iwmp/YNN
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Lesser SlaveLesser Slave Watershed Council (portion)
https://www.lswc.ca/
https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/lswc/pages/1053/attachments/original/1518546927/SlaveLake_subbasins.jpg?1518546927Lesser Slave Integrated Watershed Management Plan2018https://www.lswc.ca/iwmp
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27Central Athabasca - LowerAthabasca Watershed Councilhttps://awc-wpac.ca/http://awcatlas.athabascau.ca/X NO, but as of Sept 2018, an Integrated Watershed Management Plan is being developed (Terms of Reference)No, but in progresshttps://awc-wpac.ca/iwmp/YNN
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28Lower AthabascaAthabasca Watershed Councilhttps://awc-wpac.ca/http://awcatlas.athabascau.ca/X NO, but as of Sept 2018, an Integrated Watershed Management Plan is being developed (Terms of Reference)No, but in progresshttps://awc-wpac.ca/iwmp/YNN
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29Williston LakeNNN
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30Upper Peace (BC and Alberta)Only Alberta portion covered
Only Alberta portion covered
N small portion onlyN small portion onlyN small portion only
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Alberta portionMighty Peace Watershed Alliancehttps://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/about-1/the-watershed/Mighty Peace Integrated Watershed Management Plan (Peace and Slave Watersheds - includes Smoky)2018https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/projects/integrated-watershed-management-plan/
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BC portion
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31SmokyMighty Peace Watershed Alliancehttps://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/about-1/the-watershed/Mighty Peace Integrated Watershed Management Plan (Peace and Slave Watersheds - includes Smoky)2018https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/projects/integrated-watershed-management-plan/YYY
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32Central Peace - UpperMighty Peace Watershed Alliancehttps://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/about-1/the-watershed/Mighty Peace Integrated Watershed Management Plan (Peace and Slave Watersheds - includes Smoky)2018https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/projects/integrated-watershed-management-plan/YYY
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33Central Peace - LowerMighty Peace Watershed Alliancehttps://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/about-1/the-watershed/Mighty Peace Integrated Watershed Management Plan (Peace and Slave Watersheds - includes Smoky)2018https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/projects/integrated-watershed-management-plan/YYY
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34Lower PeaceMighty Peace Watershed Alliancehttps://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/about-1/the-watershed/Mighty Peace Integrated Watershed Management Plan (Peace and Slave Watersheds - includes Smoky)2018https://www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/projects/integrated-watershed-management-plan/YYY
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Major Watershed: Lower Mackenzie (22) NWT, YK, BC, AB, SK
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Note: Northern Water Boards are arm's length watershed entities responsible for managing and regulating land and water use. They are larger than subwatersheds, based on political boundaries, but serve as watershed entities in the north.
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35Fond-du-LacMackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://mvlwb.com/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspxYNN
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36Lake Athabasca - Shores (SK, and small portion in AB)Portion covered by Alberta WPAC. Saskatchewan portion not covered.N small portion onlyNN
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Athabasca Watershed Councilhttps://awc-wpac.ca/http://awcatlas.athabascau.ca/X NO, but as of Sept 2018, an Integrated Watershed Management Plan is being developed (Terms of Reference)No, but in progresshttps://awc-wpac.ca/iwmp/
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37SlaveMackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://mvlwb.com/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspxYNN
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38HayMackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://mvlwb.com/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspxYNN
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39Southern Great Slave LakeMackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://mvlwb.com/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspxYNN
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40Great Slave Lake - East Arm South ShoreMackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://mvlwb.com/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspxYNN
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41LockhartCovered by two NWT water boardsYNN
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Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://wlwb.ca/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspx
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Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://mvlwb.com/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspx
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42Northeastern Great Slave LakeCovered by two NWT water boardsYNN
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Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://wlwb.ca/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspx
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Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://mvlwb.com/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspx
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43MarianWek'eezhii Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://wlwb.ca/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspxYNN
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44Western Great Slave LakeCovered by two NWT water boardsYNN
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Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://wlwb.ca/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspx
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Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://mvlwb.com/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspx
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45Upper Liard (YK and BC)
Covered by Yukon Water Board for portion
Portion onlyNN
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Yukon Water Board (portion)http://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/
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X - Not covered in northern BC portion
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46Central LiardX - Not covered in northwest corner of Alberta, nor in northwest corner of BC. Small portions in NWT and YK.NNN
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47Fort Nelson (BC, small portion in AB)X - Not covered in northern BCNNN
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X - Small sliver in northern Alberta, not covered
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48Central Liard - PetitotMackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (covers multiple subwatersheds)https://mvlwb.com/http://www.mvlwb.ca/Registry.aspxYNN
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