Water Framework Directive (WFD) River Waterbody Catchments Cycle 1

Natural Resources Wales

The 'WFD River Waterbody Catchments' are a polygon Shapefile dataset collated as defined for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. Catchments are defined as an area of land from which all surface run-off flows through a series of streams, rivers and, possibly, lakes to a particular point in the water course such as a river confluence. Delineation of the river catchment boundaries primarily utilised the CEH Flow Grid hydrological model run with CEH Integrated Hydrological Digital Terrain Model (IHDTM) data so as to determine water drainage into river stretches. Upstream catchment size was calculated within an ESRI GIS environment using the extension Arc Hydro.

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Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. All rights Reserved. Some features of this information are based on digital spatial data licensed from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology © NERC (CEH). Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2015

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Description Type Endpoint
Web Map Service (WMS) WMS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wms/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_WFD_RIVERCATCHMENT_C1)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wfs/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_WFD_RIVERCATCHMENT_C1)