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TitleA synthesis of knowledge of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer (Alberta, Canada - Montana, USA)
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AuthorPétré, M -A; Rivera, A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7654, 2015, 109 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/295754
Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceAlberta
NTS72E/01; 72E/03; 72E/04; 82H/01
AreaMilk River; Southern Alberta; Northern Montana; Canada; United States
Lat/Long WENS-112.5000 -110.0000 50.2500 48.0000
Subjectshydrogeology; stratigraphy; geochemistry; aquifers; groundwater; groundwater resources; groundwater movement; groundwater geochemistry; groundwater discharge; groundwater regimes; models; modelling; stratigraphic correlations; hydrostratigraphic units; Milk River Aquifer
Illustrationslocation maps; flow charts; stratigraphic columns; cross-sections; diagrams; tables; plots
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramAquifer Assessment & support to mapping, Groundwater Geoscience
Released2015 02 03
AbstractThis report is part of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer Project (MiRTAP) initiated by the Geological Survey of Canada in 2009.
The objective of this report is to integrate information from previous geological, hydrogeological and geochemical studies of the Milk River Aquifer with data from the current study in order to develop an integrated dataset for study of the aquifer. The present report constitutes a comprehensive review of previous and current studies of the Milk River aquifer on both sides of the Canada/US border. It is a synthesis of knowledge on the aquifer as per 2015.
A transboundary extent of the aquifer has been defined, and an integrated stratigraphic study has been carried out in order to correlate differently named but chrono-stratigraphically and depositionally equivalent Formations and members on both sides of the international border.
The transboundary integration and development of unified stratigraphic model allows a better understanding of the aquifer. It will be used to generating a conceptual hydrogeological model to support development of a three-dimensional numeric hydrogeological model. It is anticipated that the transboundary numeric groundwater model will aid in improved water management and contribute to improved understanding of the sustainability of the groundwater resource.
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This report is part of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer Project (MiRTAP) launched by the Geological Survey of Canada in 2009. The objective of this report is to integrate previous and current geological, hydrogeological and geochemical studies of the Milk River Aquifer in order to present a unified portrait of the aquifer. Therefore, the present report constitutes a comprehensive review of previous and current studies of the Milk River aquifer on both sides of the Canada/US border. In particular, a transboundary extent of the aquifer has been proposed, and a specific stratigraphic correlation study, based on recent correlation works, has been carried out in order to identify the equivalent geological layers on both sides of the international border. This integration allows a better understanding of the transboundary aspects of the aquifer and will be used as basis to generating a conceptual model.
GEOSCAN ID295754