New Fraser Basin LiveMap: Interactive Salmon & Water Atlas
September 26, 2012 - Watershed Watch Salmon Society is pleased to launch the Fraser Basin LiveMap – An Interactive Salmon and Water Atlas.
This web-based mapping tool allows users to explore the water and salmon of the Fraser River watershed using a cutting-edge data visualization platform.
The Fraser, BC’s largest salmon-bearing watershed, drains some one third of the entire province. The Fraser Basin boasts 13 sub-watersheds, and is home to well over 1,000 spawning populations of salmon from over 70 “conservation units.” Unfortunately, the waterways of the Fraser Basin, and the salmon that inhabit them, face many threats.
Now you can use this interactive watershed atlas to learn more about these waterways and salmon populations, the threats they face, and their current status and future prospects. Here you can explore official government data sets on historic water flows, salmon returns, water temperature, and other important factors that affect the aquatic ecosystems that make up the Fraser River watershed.