A new Cariboo Water Tool has been added to B.C’s hydrology toolbox.
Minister of Lands, Forests, and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson made the announcement yesterday in Quesnel.
He says the unique tool builds on successful models that have been in place in other regions of the province.
“So it’s part of the process about taking that tool and moving it into the regions across the province. Given that the Cariboo is such a critical area for us in terms of planning and water management, I’m really pleased to see this available today.”
Thomson adds that the tool will help decision makers and those who work on the land base.
“It pulls together information, innovative technology that summarizes all of the water license information, estimates of mean and annual discharges, overviews of characteristics, it brings all vegetation, topography-it brings all of that information together”
The tool also helps users understand not only what the long-term average water availability is, but also to see current conditions in relation to the historical monitoring record.
The Cariboo Water Tool allows users to generate reports describing the hydrology of more than 180,000 watersheds in the region.