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TitlePreface to the Special Issue on the Hydrogeology of the Chateauguay River Watershed
AuthorNastev, MORCID logo; Lamontagne, C
SourceCanadian Water Resources Journal vol. 35, 2010 p. 355-357,
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20100266
PublisherInforma UK Limited
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
AreaChateauguay River; New York Stat; Montreal; Canada; United States of America
Subjectshydrogeology; watersheds; hydrologic environment; hydrologic budget; groundwater; groundwater flow; groundwater resources; groundwater regimes; groundwater levels; groundwater surveys; Chateauguay River Watershed
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Quantitative risk assessment
AbstractThis special issue of the Canadian Water Resources Journal presents the principal results of the Chateauguay River Hydrogeological (CRH) study, an applied research study conducted over a five-year period (2003-2007). The trans-boundary Chateauguay River watershed is located south of Montreal, and encompasses an area of 2,543 km2, with roughly half of its surface located in northern New York State and half in southern Quebec. The regional fractured aquifers consist of Palaeozoic rock units, mainly sandstone, dolomite and limestone, representing one of the most stressed aquifers in Canada. The objective of the CRH study was to develop an improved understanding of the groundwater resource and to provide the knowledge necessary for its sound management and protection. The specific objectives of the CHR study were to determine: major aquifer units and their hydraulic properties; groundwater dynamic parameters and a water budget for the study area; groundwater quality; aquifer vulnerability to surface contamination; and sustainability of the groundwater resource.

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