METADATA FOR SHAPEFILE: WRPOD

Revised: July 21, 2004

WRPOD is a point shapefile created nightly from data in the Utah Division of Water Rights database. It contains water right point of diversion information.

The coordinate system is UTM zone 12. Locations in the coverage have been computed from information submitted with water right applications. The location data is of varied quality including both map scaled and field surveyed information. The locations recorded in the database are actually offsets from a Public Land Survey Section Monument. They are converted to UTM coordinates using calculations against a database of PLS monuments originally extracted from a digitized 1:24000 RSPLS coverage. The monument database is updated with more precise coordinates as they become available including field GPS surveyed locations. Improved monument locations will in turn benefit the quality of the WRPOD point locations in this coverage with time since location values are re-calculated each week.

The WRPOD shapefile is a complete record of point of diversion locations taken from the Division's day to day operating database. The database is a complete record with the following exceptions:

The attribute items contained in the WRPOD shapefile do not represent all of the water right information available for a particular water right filing. Additional attributes can be obtained either from the Water Right Information WWW Page or by downloading a table.

Items in the WRPOD table "WRPOD.DBF" are as follows:

ALIAS TYPE WIDTH DECIMAL CONTENT
SHAPE FIELD_SHAPEPOINT 6 0 Point Shapefile
WRNUM FIELD_CHAR 10 0 Water Right Number
CHEXNUM FIELD_CHAR 10 0 Change or Exchange Number
TYPE FIELD_CHAR 14 0 TYPE OF RIGHT
ABANDONED WELL: well whose purpose and use have been permanently discontinued.
DRAIN: Excess collection/control system (surface or groundwater) from which a point of diversion maybe establishedr
POINT TO POINT: Point To Point diversions are not developed points of diversion. The reference is to a stream segment from which stock may drink. Often designated in 40 acre parcels.
REDIVERSION: Diversion point, which diverts water which was previously diverted and released upstream. Usually associated with reservoir storage.
RETURN: Point where water that has been non-consumptively used is returned back to the natural stream.
SPRING: Concentrated discharge of ground water coming out at the surface as flowing water
SURFACE: Streams, rivers, creeks, any water above ground
UNDERGROUND: Wells, tunnels, sumps, and undgrd drains
SUMMARY_ST FIELD_CHAR 1 0 Status of Application
A = Approved
P = Perfected: proof filed, right certificated
T = terminated, lapsed, expired, abandoned, etc
U = Unapproved
STATUS FIELD_CHAR 8 0 Status = combination of:
DOCUMENT TYPE
ABAN = Abandoned
ADEC = Adjudication Decree
ADV = Adverse Use Claim: if a person was using water claimed by another party for 5 yrs+, with no protest from original claimant, water became the users.
APPL = Appl to Appropriate
DEC = Decree: judgemental decision on a civil action in a district court
DIL = Diligence Claim: claim on surface water filed prior to 1903
FIXD = Temp Applications (greater than 1 year)
TEMP = Temp Applications (1 year or less)
UGWC = Undergrd Water Claim: undgrd water in use prior to 1935

STATUS
APP = Approved
CERT = Certificated: official documentation serving as evidence of a perfected water right
DIS = Disallowed
EXP = Expired (temp water rights only)
LAP = Permanently Lapsed: failed to show proof w/in allotted time
LIT = Litigation: pending court action on a right
NPR = No Proof Required: applications filed from 1940's to 1961 for 0.015 cfs or less were not required to submit proof
NUSE = A NON-USE Application has been filed.
REJ = Rejected
TERM = Terminated
UNAP = Unapproved
WD=Withdrawn
WUC(S)=Water User's Claim (Signed)
PRIORITY FIELD_CHAR 8 0 Priority Date: date on which the application fee was paid
USES FIELD_CHAR 8 0 Uses
D = Domestic
I = Irrigation
M = Municipal
O = Other
P = Power
S = Stockwatering
X = Mining
CFS FIELD_DECIMAL 10 3 Cubic Feet per Second
ACFT FIELD_DECIMAL 12 3 Acre-feet
LOCATION FIELD_CHAR 30 0
Direction (N or S)
Distance (feet)
Direction (E or W)
Distance (feet)
Section corner (NW,NE,SW,SE,N4,E4,S4,W4)
Base & Meridian Allowable 2-character codes:
6S=Sixth Principle (CO,WY)
BO=Boise B&M (ID)
GS=Gila&Salt River B&M (AZ)
MD=Mt. Diablo B&M (NV)
NM=New Mexico Principle (CO,NM)
SL=Salt Lake B&M (UT)
US=Uintah Special B&M (UT:{Duchesne, Uintah, Utah, & Wasatch Counties})
Township: number from 1 to 44 followed by "N" or "S"
Range: number from 1 to 26 followed by "E" or "W"
Section: number from 1 to 36
WIN FIELD_DECIMAL 5 0 Well Identification Number
OWNER FIELD_CHAR 100 0 First Owner Listed On Right
SOURCE FIELD_CHAR 50 0 Source of Supply