|Title||DRASTIC-Fm: A modified vulnerability mapping method for structurally controlled aquifers in the southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada|
|Author||Denny, S C; Allen, D M; Journeay, J M; MacKie, D C|
|Source||Hydrogeology Journal vol. 15, 2007 p. 483-493, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-006-0102-8|
|Alt Series||Earth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 2005351|
|Media||paper; on-line; digital|
|Lat/Long WENS||-125.0000 -123.0000 49.5000 49.0000|
|Subjects||aquifer tests; aquifers; bedrock aquifers; faults; mapping techniques; DRASTIC|
|Illustrations||location maps; stratigraphic charts; geological sketch maps; tables; diagrams|
|Abstract||DRASTIC, the methodology for mapping the intrinsic vulnerability of aquifers, is modified to incorporate the structural characteristics of fractured bedrock aquifers. In these aquifers, groundwater flow
is predominantly through fractures, with large-scale fracture zones|
and faults acting as primary conduits for flow at the regional scale. The methodology is applied to the southern Gulf Islands region of southwestern British Columbia, Canada.
Bedrock geology maps, soil maps, structural measurements, mapped lineaments, water-well information and topographic data, assembled within a comprehensive GIS database, form the basis for assigning traditional DRASTIC indices, while adding the
structural indices necessary for capturing the importance of regional structural elements in recharge and well capture zone determinations.