Frequently Asked Questions - Northeast Watershed Assessment Tool

• NEWT can be accessed via  the following link https://water.bcogc.ca/newt

Below is a definition for each tool within the NEWT application.

  1. Use the pan and/or navigation buttons to find the desired location on the map
  2. Select the “Identify with tools” button, then use the “Select” tool
  3. Click a location on the desired stream or lake.  The upstream watershed area will now be displayed with a red outline and crosshatched interior.
  4. The NEWT tool box will now display the selected watershed results, click result to zoom to the selected watershed.
  5. By default, the “Report Title” on the NEWT tool box will be filled in. This can be changed if desired. The report can now be exported in either PDF or CSV format.
  1. Select the “Enter Values Manually” tool
  2. Enter the UTM coordinates for one or more points in the format of Easting, Northing (eg. 516410, 6630377)
  3. Select submit
  4. The watershed area(s) will now be displayed with a red outline and cross hatched interior.
  5. The NEWT box will now display the watershed results.  If you entered multiple points there will be multiple watershed results listed.  Click on a watershed to zoom to zoom to it.
  6. By default, the “Report Title” will be filled in on the NEWT tool box. This can be changed if desired. The report can now be exported in either PDF or CSV format.

For further assistance with NEWT please email servicedesk@bcogc.ca.  An email to this account will generate a call number, which will be emailed back to the submitter for future reference.