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TitleBuried-valley aquifers in the Canadian Prairies: a review
AuthorCumming, D I; Russell, H A J; Sharpe, D R
SourceGeohydro 2011. Joint Meeting of the Canadian Quaternary Association and the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, abstracts with program; 2011 p. 1
LinksOnline - En ligne
LinksOnline - En ligne (Full program/Programme complet, PDF 150 MB)
Year2011
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20110106
MeetingGeohydro 2011. Joint Meeting of the Canadian Quaternary Association and the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists; Quebec City; CA; August 28-31, 2011
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceAlberta; Manitoba; Saskatchewan
NTS62; 63; 72; 73; 74A; 74B; 74C; 74D; 74E; 74F; 74K; 74L; 82H; 82I; 82J; 82O; 82P; 83; 84
AreaCanadian Prairies; Prairies
Lat/Long WENS-120.0000 -96.0000 60.0000 49.0000
Subjectshydrogeology; stratigraphy; groundwater; groundwater resources; aquifers; buried valleys; aquifers; buried valleys; porosity; permeability; groundwater; groundwater surveys; groundwater regimes; shales; tills; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Cenozoic; Quaternary
ProgramAquifer Assessment & support to mapping, Groundwater Geoscience
AbstractBuried-valley aquifers function as high-yield groundwater sources throughout the Prairies. They have distinct geologies and a distinct stratigraphic setting, which imparts them with distinct hydrogeological properties. They are commonly encased in low-permeability strata - shale below and thick muddy till above - and their fills tend to be heterogeneous and architecturally complex. This can lead to reduced recharge and aquifer compartmentalization. The collection of electromagnetic data coupled with well, seismic, and hydrogeological data appears to offer the best way of mapping valley-fill heterogeneity, identifying potential recharge pathways, and improving the understanding of sediment-hosted groundwater resources in the Canadian Prairies.
GEOSCAN ID288873