Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191701
Title:
Hydrogeology of the Pine Lake Research Basin, Alberta, Canada
Author:
Garven, Grant.
Issue Date:
1980
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Pine Lake research basin occupies a 90-square-mile (230 km²) parkland environment in south-central Alberta. Various types of existing and field-generated geologic, geophysical and hydrologic data were employed to fully evaluate the hydrogeology of the research basin. The study area is underlain by permeable sandstones, mudstones and coals of the thick Paskapoo Formation. Major sandstone aquifers are present at shallow depths where their hydraulic conductivity is estimated to average between 10 and 50 igpd/ft² (0.5 to 2.5 m/day). Surficial geology is characterized by a thin mantle of glacial drift. The water-table configuration is a subdued replica of the topography. Groundwater flow is from broad recharge areas on the main divides to discharge areas in the valley bottom. Sodium-bicarbonate groundwater dominates the basin and has evolved primarily via carbonate dissolution and cation exchange processes. Correlation between hydrochemical facies and groundwater flow patterns is poor. The groundwater regime in the research basin is most appropriately treated as a steadystate, regionally unconfined system in a heterogeneous and anisotropic rock media. Recommendations for instrumentation and future hydrologic studies in the Pine Lake area include installation of a piezometer network, further aquifer testing and numerical modeling of the watershed.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Alberta -- Pine Lake Region.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Stanley N.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHydrogeology of the Pine Lake Research Basin, Alberta, Canadaen_US
dc.creatorGarven, Grant.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGarven, Grant.en_US
dc.date.issued1980en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Pine Lake research basin occupies a 90-square-mile (230 km²) parkland environment in south-central Alberta. Various types of existing and field-generated geologic, geophysical and hydrologic data were employed to fully evaluate the hydrogeology of the research basin. The study area is underlain by permeable sandstones, mudstones and coals of the thick Paskapoo Formation. Major sandstone aquifers are present at shallow depths where their hydraulic conductivity is estimated to average between 10 and 50 igpd/ft² (0.5 to 2.5 m/day). Surficial geology is characterized by a thin mantle of glacial drift. The water-table configuration is a subdued replica of the topography. Groundwater flow is from broad recharge areas on the main divides to discharge areas in the valley bottom. Sodium-bicarbonate groundwater dominates the basin and has evolved primarily via carbonate dissolution and cation exchange processes. Correlation between hydrochemical facies and groundwater flow patterns is poor. The groundwater regime in the research basin is most appropriately treated as a steadystate, regionally unconfined system in a heterogeneous and anisotropic rock media. Recommendations for instrumentation and future hydrologic studies in the Pine Lake area include installation of a piezometer network, further aquifer testing and numerical modeling of the watershed.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Alberta -- Pine Lake Region.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairDavis, Stanley N.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213077410en_US
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