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Flood Risk Maps for Areas, Villages and River Systems in Atlantic Canada
Entry ID: CANEMRCCRSFLOODRISK


Summary
Abstract: This dataset includes a series of maps which identify flood risk in areas,
villages, and river systems. Variables: a real extent of flood plains, ice
presence, water levels, flow. The initial data collection is still ongoing.
Areas covered include New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.This data is
currently being used to accumulate information to reduce flood damage.
Information is used to direct development away from flood-prone areas. Maps are
used to foster public awareness of flood prone areas and for zoning and
regulation purposes. Also, data are used to assist in flood forecasts for the
St. John River.
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Direct Spatial Reference: Flood zone lines are overlayed on maps, map
projections are in UTM, and coordinate system is Latitude/Longitude.
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Map Projection Name: Transverse Mercator
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Related URL
Link: View Related Information
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Geographic Coverage
 N: 52.0 S: 43.0  E: -52.0  W: -68.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Environment Canada
Dataset Title: Flood Risk Maps for Areas, Villages and River Systems in Atlantic Canada


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1976-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >RIVER ICE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >RIVER ICE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >INUNDATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >STAGE HEIGHT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >EROSION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None Not Available


Keywords
GCMD
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FLOOD
FLOOD RISK
HYDROGEOLOGY
ICE JAMS


Data Center
National Water Issues Branch, Environment Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ec.gc.ca/water/

Data Center Personnel
Name: RAIMO KALLIO
Phone: +01-819-997-2074
Fax: +01-819-994-0237
Email: raimo.kallio at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
351 St Joseph Boulevard
City: Hull
Province or State: Quebec
Postal Code: K1A 0H3
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Cost of reproduction.



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-09-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-02-01



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