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TitleMapping, geophysics, and groundwater modelling in aquifer delineation, Fraser Lowland and Delta, British Columbia
AuthorRicketts, B D (ed.)
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 552, 2000, 131 pages (7 sheets), (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MapsPublication contains 6 maps
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Ricketts, B D; Makepeace, A J; (2003). Aquifer delineation, Fraser lowland and delta, British Columbia: mapping, geophysics, and groundwater modelling, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3828
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
AreaFraser Lowland; Fraser Delta; Langley; Fort Langley
Lat/Long WENS-122.8000 -122.6000 49.1000 49.0000
Subjectshydrogeology; lithology; aquifers; groundwater; modelling
Illustrationssketch maps
Released2000 08 01; 2016 01 12
AbstractThe Fraser Lowland Hydrogeology Project (1993-1996) is outlined. A groundwater database has been created that is suitable for scientific research and resource management. With the aid of a geographic information system, the database was used to develop methods for subsurface aquifer mapping, construction of hydrostratigraphic cross-sections and three-dimensional models, and overlaying of geophysical profiles. A major component of the project was the testing of different geophysical methods (high-resolution seismic reflection, ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetism, cone penetrometry), to determine their usefulness for defining hydrostratigraphic architecture and groundwater quality. Although each method measures different properties of the Earth, they were found to complement one another with respect to depth of penetration and resolution. The groundwater database, aquifer maps, and results from the geophysical surveys were used in preliminary groundwater-flow models.