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:
2) Utah State Law required applications to divert surface water to be filed with the State Engineer after 1903 and groundwater after 1935. There may be existing diversions which began prior to those dates which are not included in the Division of Water Right records. The Division becomes aware of these rights and includes these rights in it's records when the user submits a statement of water user claim either pursuant to an adjudication or to establish there is a water right under which the State Engineer is to take action.
3) Data in the Division of Water Rights database was entered over an eight year period from paper files maintained by the office. Data entered in the database has been subsuquently verified by staff. However, errors are occasionally detected in the database as a result of entry operations either from current staff activities or the original entry project. The Division makes an ongoing effort to maintain the database free of errors and omissions, however users of the data are responsible to verify it is suitable for their purpose. The Division appreciates and encourages users to promptly disclose any inconsistencies detected in the data to Division staff who will make every effort to correct any errors discovered.
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:
|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.
|SUMMARY_ST||FIELD_CHAR||1||0|| Status of Application
A = Approved
|STATUS||FIELD_CHAR||8||0|| Status = combination of:
ABAN = AbandonedSTATUS
APP = Approved
|PRIORITY||FIELD_CHAR||8||0|| Priority Date: date on which the application fee was paid
D = Domestic
|CFS||FIELD_DECIMAL||10||3||Cubic Feet per Second|
Direction (N or S)
|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|