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TitleAqueous geochemistry of the Englishman River Watershed, Parksville, British Columbia for use in assessment of potential surface water-groundwater interaction
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AuthorProvencher, S K; Mayer, B; Grasby, S E
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7406, 2013, 32 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/292678
Year2013
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92F/07; 92F/08
AreaVancouver Island; Parksville; Englishman River; Mount Arrowsmith; Morison Creek; Swayne Creek; Digby Creek; Pollard Creek; Dayton Brook; Connell Creek
Lat/Long WENS-125.0000 -124.0000 49.5000 49.2500
Subjectshydrogeology; geochemistry; groundwater; groundwater resources; groundwater geochemistry; groundwater levels; watersheds; rivers; climate; chemical analyses; Englishman River Watershed
Illustrationsplots; tables; ternary diagrams
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramAquifer Assessment & support to mapping, Groundwater Geoscience
Released2013 06 18
AbstractThe population in the Englishman River Watershed (ERW) in Parksville, BC is over 50% reliant on groundwater. Increasing development pressures have raised local, provincial and federal government concerns over sustainability of water resources. The Englishman River is viewed as a significant water source to support future growth and economic development. Managing long-term sustainable use of water resources of this watershed is imperative for both ecologic health and economic prosperity. As water demand pressures grow, sustainable water management requires knowledge of the degree of surface water-groundwater (SW/GW) interaction within a watershed. Geochemical methods can provide valuable information on seasonal aquifer contribution and SW/GW interactions. Developing geochemical tools that can place constraints on these complex systems will aid development of hydrogeological models, which can be used to support decision makers in water allocation.
This open file provides initial geochemical results from a groundwater well and river sampling program in the Englishman River watershed carried out in 2010-2011.
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The Englishman River Watershed is over 50% reliant on groundwater. The Englishman River is a significant water source to support future growth and economic development. Managing long-term sustainable use of this resource is imperative for both ecologic health and economic prosperity. As water demand pressures grow, it has been recognized that surface water and groundwater are not two independent water sources that can be managed separately. New methods to assess this seasonal interaction are required. Developing geochemical tools that can place constraints on these complex systems will aid development of hydrogeological models, which can be used to support decision makers in water allocation
GEOSCAN ID292678