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TitlePreliminary analysis of the GIC Alberta groundwater data - a prospective data source for regional scale aquifer assessment
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorWozniak, P R J; Grasby, S EORCID logo; Chen, ZORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 5573, 2011, 97 pages; 1 CD-ROM, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MediaCD-ROM; digital; on-line
File formatreadme
File formattxt; rtf; htm; xml; pdf
NTS72E; 72L; 72M; 73D; 73E; 73L; 73M; 74D; 74E; 74L; 74M; 82G; 82H; 82I; 82J; 82O; 82P; 83; 84
AreaCalgary; Lethbridge; Red Deer; Edmonton
Lat/Long WENS-120.0000 -110.0000 60.0000 49.0000
Subjectshydrogeology; geochemistry; groundwater resources; groundwater regimes; groundwater flow; aquifers; buried valleys; hydraulic analyses; hydrologic properties; transmissivity; water wells; sedimentary rocks; sandstones; shales; hydrostratigraphic units; groundwater geochemistry; Paleocene; Paskapoo Formation; Paskapoo aquifer system; Alberta Basin; Porcupine Hills Formation; Willow Creek Formation; Scollard Formation; Horseshoe Canyon Formation; Edmonton Group; Milk River Formation; Lea Park Formation; Foremost Formation; Oldman Formation; Belly River Group; Labiche Formation; Dunvegan Formation; Kaskapau Formation; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Cenozoic; Tertiary
Illustrationslocation maps; plots; tables; histograms; ternary diagrams
ProgramGroundwater Mapping Program
Released2011 08 03
AbstractGroundwater data managed by The Groundwater Information Centre (GIC) of Alberta Environment are the most comprehensive source of hydrogeologic data in the province of Alberta. Preliminary analysis of the data's spatial distribution indicates the GIC data provide relatively good sampling of Alberta's geology over 44% of the province. Hydraulic conductivity and water-types are aggregated by surficial and bedrock geology units mapped at different scales across the province. The data are presented in summary tables as an overview of the combined geologic and hydrogeologic data. The hydrogeologic source data used to compile the tables are provided in an accompanying database and include: top of bedrock picks, wells classified as surficial and bedrock completions, static water-levels, and geochemistry data. Results indicate the data has potential for differentiating hydrogeologic characteristics of aquifers in surficial materials and bedrock, and for identifying differences in the hydrogeologic properties of Alberta's mapped geology.

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