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This map represents the key aquifers in Canada, as defined by the Groundwater Mapping Program of the Geological Survey of Canada. This map illustrates the delineation of known aquifers and aquifers that were studied in the course of the groundwater program, the groundwater potential of the aquifer is indicated. This map was created by integrating various internal and external data sources coming from provincial agencies, watershed agencies and universities.
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  • Data from NRCan provided by GIN (Groundwater Information Network).Accessed on 10/22/2014 at http://gin.gw-info.net/service/api_ngwds:gin2/en/data/standard.download.html?THEME=1&BBOX=-180,23.00375,1.914531,90.

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This map was created to provide a national framework representing the coverage of the key aquifers of Canada.

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Introduction
Aquifer data on this map comes from the compilation of multiple data sources. The delineation of some aquifers required the digitization or transformation of information from various documents, maps or reports.
Process step Sources
The Saint-Maurice Aquifer delineation was made by using the Quaternary Geological maps. The fallowing units were extracted: At: river terraces, alluvium: sand, silty sands, organic gravel-sands and gravel; thickness 0.5 to 5 meters. Ld: River delta: sand, gravel-sands and gravel, laminated and well-sorted; thickness 1 to 20 meters; these were formed at the end of water courses flowing into the Lampsilis lake; forming plane bedding. Md: River delta: sand, gravel-sands and gravel, laminated and well-sorted; thickness: 1 to 40 meters; these were formed at the end of water courses flowing into the Champlain sea; locally including sediments. The resulting polygons were merged to delineate the Saint-Maurice aquifer zone.The aquifer's potential is not yet established.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 31H, 31I; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: cartes du quaternaire, régions de Shawinigan (OF2995_01_UNITS_VIEW) et de Trois-Rivières (OF2994_01_UNITS_VIEW). Source: http://edg.rncan.gc.ca/index_f.
The Richelieu-Yamaska Aquifer is represented on a Ministère du développement durable, environnement et parcs map as the territory including the municipalities: Sainte-Sabine, Farnham, Ange-Gardien, Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Saint-Pie, Saint-Dominique, a part of Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Marie-Madeleine, Sainte-Madeleine and Saint-Damase. Polygons were created for all municipalities and merged to define the Richelieu-Yamaska Aquifer's boundaries. The aquifer's potential is not yet defined.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 31H; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: Cartographie hydrogéologique réalisée, Ministère du développement durable, environnement et parcs, Gouvernement du Québec. Source: www.eauquebec.com/eau/souterraines/programmes/carte_hydrogeo.jpg. Découpage administratifs, municipalités, TNO et territoires autochtones. Ministère des ressources naturelles et faune, Gouvernement du Québec. Source: http://www.mrn.gouv.qc.ca/territoire/portrait/portrait-donnees-mille.jsp
The Eastend-Ravenscrag Acquifer was delineated by scanning the formation boundaries illustrated on page 21 of the J.W. Pomeroy, D. de Boer, L.W. Martz document. The aquifer's potential is not yet established.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The VMap0 North America database was used for the urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines; source: http://geoengine.nima.mil/ftpdir/archive/vpf_data/v0noa.tar.gz. Road Network: National Road Network source: www.geobase.ca
Aquifer delineation: J.W. Pomeroy, D. de Boer, L.W. Martz, Hydrology and Water Resources of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology Report #1, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Février 2005. Source: http://www.usask.ca/hydrology/crc_publications/Hydrology%20and%20Water%20Resources%20of%20Saskatchewan_CH01.pdf
Buried Valleys/Blanket Aquifers were delineates by scanning the aquifers illustrated on page 21 of the J.W. Pomeroy and al report. The aquifers potentials are not yet establish. Only the aquifers located in Saskatchewan were delineated.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The VMap0 North America database was used for the urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines; source: http://geoengine.nima.mil/ftpdir/archive/vpf_data/v0noa.tar.gz. Road Network: National Road Network; source: www.geobase.ca.
Aquifer delineation: J.W. Pomeroy, D. de Boer, L.W. Martz, Hydrology and Water Resources of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology Report #1, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Février 2005; source: http://www.usask.ca/hydrology/crc_publications/Hydrology%20and%20Water%20Resources%20of%20Saskatchewan_CH01.pdf
The Waterloo Moraine Aquifer was delineated, by scanning figure 6 of the document Protecting Significant Moraines in Waterloo Region. The Aquifer's potential is not yet established.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 40P; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundearies: Étude de la moraine de Waterloo, Hydrogéologie du sud de l'Ontario, Commission géologique du Canada. Source http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/hydrogeo/sontario/waterloo_f.php. Aquifer potential: Protecting Significant Moraines in Waterloo Region. Prepared by: Planning, Housing and Community Services, Grand River Conservation Authority, and Meridian Planning Consultants Inc. http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/0/5E9A98FD583B353F852570000056FA92/$file/protectingsuprep.pdf?OpenElement
The Gulf Islands Fractured Aquifer was delineated using two merged data sources. The polygons representing the aquifer were extracted from the corresponding files on the National Hydro Network (www.geobase.ca). These polygons represent the "Islands" identity class of the National Hydro Network. To limit the aquifer's boundaries the polygons were segmented according to the productivity factor found on the Ground Water Aquifers map. Correspondence between aquifer productivity and potential was establish by associating high and moderate productivity to a high potential aquifer and a low productivity to a low potential aquifer. Certain Gulf Islands aquifers productivity were not defined on the Ground Water Aquifers map, their aquifer potential was then arbitrary establish to low. To simplify the mapping process the polygons representing aquifers with equal potential were merged.
The Watershed limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network units: 08HA001, O8MHBX1, O8HAQX3, O8HAQX2, 08HB002; source: www.geobase.ca. The data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document; source www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database found at www.geogratis.ca was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 92B, 92C, 92F, 92G.
Aquifer potential: Ground Water Aquifers map. Source: Science & Information Branch (MOE), Environmental Protection Division, Ministry of Environment, Government of British Columbia. Land and Resource Data Warehouse, http://www.lrdw.ca. Ground Water Resources of British Columbia, Chapter 9 - Ground Water Resources of the Basins, Lowlands and Plains, 9.1.3 GULF ISLANDS, by A.P. Kohut, J. Foweraker and W. Hodge. Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/gwbc/C0913_Gulf_Islands.html
Delineation of the Nanaimo lowlands Aquifer was made by using the mapped aquifers on the Ground Water Aquifers map representing the south part of the Vancouver Island. According to the physiographic unit defined by K. Ronneseth, W. Hodge, and A. P. Kohut, the Nanaimo Lowlands elevation is below 600 meters. The Ground Water Aquifers map shows three productivity levels (high, moderate, low). Correspondence between aquifer productivity and potential was establish by associating high and moderate productivity to a high potential aquifer and a low productivity to a low potential aquifer. To simplify the mapping process the polygons representing aquifers with equal potential were merged.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada, source: www.geobase.ca Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 92B, 92C, 92F, 92G, 92J; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer delineation and potential: Ground Water Aquifers map. Source: Science & Information Branch (MOE), Environmental Protection Division, Ministry of Environment, Government of British Columbia. Access:Land and Resource Data Warehouse, http://www.lrdw.ca.Resources of British Columbia, Chapter 9 - Ground Water Resources of the Basins, Lowlands and Plains 9.1.2, NANAIMO AND GEORGIA LOWLANDS by K. Ronneseth, W. Hodge, and A. P. Kohut was used to validate the aquifer's location. Source : http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/gwbc/C0912_Nanaimo_Georgia.html.
This map represents the key aquifers in Canada, as defined by the Groundwater Mapping Program of the Geological Survey of Canada. This map illustrates the delineation of known aquifers and aquifers that were studied in the course of the groundwater program, the groundwater potential of the aquifers are indicated.
This map was created to provide a national framework representing the coverage of the key aquifers of Canada. It was created by integrating various internal and external data sources coming from provincial agencies, watershed agencies and universities. General lineage data on this map comes from the compilation of multiple data sources. The delineation of some aquifers required the digitization or transformation of information from various documents, maps or reports.
Delineation of the Carbonate rock Aquifer was made by merging information from three different sources. The main geological formation located in Manitoba was defined by scanning the polygon representing the Carbonate Rock, found on the map: Aquifer Maps of Southern Manitoba; www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/floodinfo/maps/images/bed_rock_aquifers.jpg. The boundaries of the formation under the Winnipeg lake was not illustrated on the map (except for the islands), the eastern limit under the Winnipeg lake was then arbitrarily established at the lake shore. This limit will eventually have to be revised. The Carbonate rock unit located in Saskatchewan was established by scanning the figure on page 21 of the document J.W. Pomeroy and al.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The VMap0 North America database was used for the urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines; source: http://geoengine.nima.mil/ftpdir/archive/vpf_data/v0noa.tar.gz. Road Network: National Road Network source: www.geobase.ca.
Aquifer delineation: M. Rutilis, J. Mammot, Aquifer Maps of Southern Manitoba, Map 1 of 2, Bedrock aquifers, WaterResources Branch, Department of Natural Resources, Province of Manitoba. Source: www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/floodinfo/maps/images/bed_rock_aquifers.jpg R. Betcher, G. Grove, C. Pupp, GROUNDWATER IN MANITOBA: HYDROGEOLOGY, QUALITY CONCERNS, MANAGEMENT NHRI Contribution No. CS-93017 March, 1995, Environmental Sciences Division, National Hydrology Research Institute, Environment Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Source: http://www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/reports/groundwater/hg_of_manitoba.pdf J.W. Pomeroy, D. de Boer, L.W. Martz, Hydrology and Water Resources of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology Report #1, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Février 2005. Source: http://www.usask.ca/hydrology/crc_publications/Hydrology%20and%20Water%20Resources%20of%20Saskatchewan_CH01.pdf
The Sandilands Aquifer was delineated by using the zone defining Sandilands provided by the Geological Survey of Canada team working on the Sandilands project. The aquifer's potential is not yet establish.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 52E, 52L, 52M, 62H, 62I, 62P; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer delineation and potential: Sandilands project, Geological Survey of Canada.
The Paskapoo Aquifer's boundaries were delineated using the Paskapoo formation boundaries showed in the Bedrock Geology of Alberta's file. The aquifer's potential is not yet established.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
Urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines were found in: The Atlas of Canada - map VMap0; source: www.geobase.ca. Road network: Natioanl Road Network source: www.geobase.ca.
Aquifer boundaries: delineation of the Paskapoo formation, Bedrock geology of Alberta, Price, M., Langenberg, C.W., Hamilton, W.N., Alberta Geological Survey, Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, édition 2.2. Source: http://www.ags.gov.ab.ca/publications/DIG/ZIP/DIG_2004_0033.zip
The Chaudière Aquifer was delineated using the 02PJ000 watershed unit of the National Hydro Network. The Chaudière Watershed was extracted from The National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limit. The polygon created was larger then the studied field (meddle and lower part of the chaudière River Watershed) therefore the polygon was segmented. By scanning the contour lines and the hydrographic network (NTDB 50K) the upper part of the chaudière Watershed was subtracted to the polygon. The resulting polygon represents the meddle and lower part of the chaudière River Watershed.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 21E, 21K, 21L, 31H, 31I; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: Réseau hydro national, extraction des données du bassin versant 02PJ000; source: www.geobase.ca.
The Okanagan Valley Aquifers boundaries were delineated using the Ground Water Aquifers map. The Okanagan Watershed referred as 08NM001 in the National Hydro Network was used. The Ground Water Aquifers map shows three aquifer productivity levels (high, moderate, low). Correspondence between aquifer productivity and potential was establish by associating high and moderate productivity to a high potential aquifer and a low productivity to a low potential aquifer. To simplify the mapping process the polygons representing aquifers with equal potential were merged.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada, source: www.geobase.ca
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 82E, 82L, 92H, 92I; source: www.geobase.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: Ground Water Aquifers map. Source: Science & Information Branch (MOE), Environmental Protection Division, Ministry of Environment, Government of British Columbia. Données accessible via le Land and Resource Data Warehouse, http://www.lrdw.ca
The Oak Ridges Moraine Aquifer was delineated by integrating the polygon of Oak Ridges Moraine project and validating it with the H.A.J. Russell and al's map. The aquifer's potential is not yet established. According to the H.A.J. Russell and al's map the aquifer should be productive where the sediment thickness is above 25 - 40 metres.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 30M, 30N, 31C, 31D, 41A, 41P; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: project Oak Ridges Moraine, CGC. Source: Russell, H A J; Sharpe, D R; Logan, C; 2005. Structural model of the Greater Toronto and Oak Ridges Moraine areas, southern Ontario: ORM sediment. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5065. http://apps1.gdr.nrcan.gc.ca/mirage/mirage_list_e.php?id=221492
The Mirabel Aquifer was delineated by extracting files defining the aquifer's zone joint to the report V. Murat and al. Only one aquifer potential class is listed (high) which corresponds to the aquifer study zone.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 31G, 31H; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: Vulnérabilité à la nappe des aquifères fracturés du sud-ouest du Québec: évaluation par les méthodes DRASTIC et GOD; Murat, V; Paradis, D; Savard, M M; Nastev, M; Bourque, E; Hamel, A; Lefebvre, R; Martel, R. Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2003-D3, 2003; 14 pages. Source : http://geopub.nrcan.gc.ca/moreinfo_e.php?id=214216
The Shuswap highland Aquifers boundaries were delineated using the Ground Water Aquifers map showing aquifers within 5 km surrounding the Shuswap lake. The Ground Water Aquifers map shows three aquifer productivity levels (high, moderate, low). Correspondence between productivity and potential was establish by associating high and moderate productivity to a high potential aquifer and a low productivity to a low potential aquifer. To simplify the mapping process the polygons representing aquifers with equal potential were merged.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 82L, 82M, 92I, 92P; source: www.geobase.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: Ground Water Aquifers map. Source: Science & Information Branch (MOE), Environmental Protection Division, Ministry of Environment, Government of British Columbia. Access: Land and Resource Data Warehouse, http://www.lrdw.ca
The Grand river aquifer was delineated using the 02GB000 and 02GA000 watersheds units of the National Hydro Network. The Grand River Watershed was extracted from The National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limit. Two polygons were then created and merged to define the Grand River Aquifer zone. The Aquifer potential is not yet established.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 30L, 30M, 31D, 40I, 40P, 41A; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundearies and potential: National Hydro Network watershed units 02GB000 and 02GA000; source: www.geobase.ca.
The Upper Thames Aquifer was delineated using the 02GD000 watershed unit of the National Hydro Network. The Upper Thames Aquifer watershed was extracted from The National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limit. The Aquifer zone corresponds to the polygon created by the extraction. The Aquifer's potential is not yet defined.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 30L, 30M, 31D, 40I, 40P, 41A; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundearies and potential: National Hydro Network watershed units 02GD000; source: www.geobase.ca.
Delineation of the Basal clastic unit (Winnipeg) Aquifer was made by merging the information of two different data sources. The Winnipeg formation was established with reference to the R. Betcher and al's document. The map: Aquifers Maps of Southern Manitoba, was used to delineate the aquifer by using the Winnipeg outcrops illustrated on the map. To determine the eastern limit, where there is no illustrated outcrops, the geological contact with the Canadian Precambrian Shield was used. The formation limit under the Winnipeg lake was not illustrated on the map (except for the islands), the eastern limit under the Winnipeg lake was then arbitrarily established at the lake shore. This limit will eventually have to be revised. The unit occidental limit was set arbitrary to the Saskatchewan's frontier. Delimitation of the salt water is provided by figure 9 of the document R. Betcher and al.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The VMap0 North America database was used for the urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines; source: http://geoengine.nima.mil/ftpdir/archive/vpf_data/v0noa.tar.gz. Road Network: National Road Network; source: www.geobase.ca.
Aquifer delineation: M. Rutilis, J. Mammot, Aquifer Maps of Southern Manitiba, Map 1 of 2, Bedrock aquifers, WaterResources Branch, Department of Natural Resources, Province of Manitoba. Source: www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/floodinfo/maps/images/bed_rock_aquifers.jpg R. Betcher, G. Grove, C. Pupp, GROUNDWATER IN MANITOBA: HYDROGEOLOGY, QUALITY CONCERNS, MANAGEMENT NHRI Contribution No. CS-93017 March, 1995, Environmental Sciences Division, National Hydrology Research Institute, Environment Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Source: http://www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/reports/groundwater/hg_of_manitoba.pdf
The Cornwallis-Annapolis Valley Aquifer was delineated by extracting files joint to the report Rivard and al., Canadian groundwater inventory, written by a team of the Geological Survey of Canada. According to this report the aquifer potential is defined in two classes (high and low). To simplify the mapping process the polygons representing aquifers with equal potential were merged.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 21A, 21H; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: Rivard et al., Canadian groundwater inventory: hydrogeological atlas of the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5541, 2007; 132 pages.
Delineation of the Fraser Lowlands Aquifer was made by using the defined limits of the aquifers compiled in the Ricketts and Makepeace's Report. The Ground Water Aquifers map that serves as a reference for aquifers productivity was used to determine the aquifer's potential by overlapping it with the predefined aquifer's limits.Three levels of productivity are designated on the Ground Water Aquifers map (high, moderate, low). Correspondence between productivity and potential was establish by associating high and moderate productivity to a high potential aquifer and a low productivity to a low potential aquifer. The Fraser Lowlands Aquifer is considered a high potential aquifer. To simplify the mapping process the polygons representing aquifers with equal potential were merged.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines NTDB 205K, 92G; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer delineation: Hydrological map from Aquifer delineation, Fraser lowland and delta, British Columbia: mapping, geophysics, and groundwater modelling; Ricketts, B D; Makepeace, A J. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3828, 2003. Source: http://geopub.nrcan.gc.ca/moreinfo_e.php?id=214294 Aquifer potential: Ground Water Aquifers map. Source: Science & Information Branch (MOE), Environmental Protection Division, Ministry of Environment, Government of British Columbia. Source:Land and Resource Data Warehouse, http://www.lrdw.ca
The Judith River Aquifer was delineated by scanning the page 21 figure form the document J.W. Pomeroy, D. de Boer, L.W. Martz. The aquifer's potential is not yet established.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The VMap0 North America database was used for the urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines; source: http://geoengine.nima.mil/ftpdir/archive/vpf_data/v0noa.tar.gz. Road Network: National Road Network source: www.geobase.ca.
Aquifer delineation: J.W. Pomeroy, D. de Boer, L.W. Martz, Hydrology and Water Resources of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology Report #1, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Février 2005; source: http://www.usask.ca/hydrology/crc_publications/Hydrology%20and%20Water%20Resources%20of%20Saskatchewan_CH01.pdf
The Châteauguay Aquifer was delineated by extracting the boundaries defining the aquifer from the Geological Survey of Canada files used to elaborate the Chateauguay River Watershed Atlas.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 31B, 31G, 31H; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: Atlas du bassin versant de la rivière Châteauguay [document cartographique]: territoire, eau souterraine, aménagement / [auteurs, Marie-Josée Côté... et al.; géomatique, Ruth Boivin, Marie-Josée Côté, Yves Lachance]. - Échelles diverses. - [Québec: Développement durable, environnement et parcs Québec, cop. 2006]. - 1 atlas (57 p.): ill. en coul., cartes en coul.; 43 cm.
The Assiniboine Delta Aquifer was delineated by integrating the polygon provided by the Geological Survey of Canada team working on the Assiniboine project. The Delta zone was then validated with the zone illustrated on pages 4 and 5 of the Assiniboine Delta Aquifer Management Plan. The aquifer's potential is not yet established.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 62F, 62G, 62J, 62K; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: project Delta Assiniboine, Geological Servey of Canada and Assiniboine Delta Aquifer Management Plan, http://www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/reports/acquifer/assiniboine_delta_aquifer-mgmt_plan.pdf.
The Carboniferous basin Aquifer was delineated by extracting files from: Hydrogeological atlas of the south-central area of the Maritimes Carboniferous basin; Rivard, C and al. of the geological survey of Canada. According to this report the aquifer potential is defined by two classes (high and low). To simplify the mapping process the polygons representing aquifers with equal potential were merged. The zone defining the Carboniferous basin Aquifer was enlarge during the mapping process to include Prince Edward Island.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 11E, 11H, 11K, 11M, 11N, 21H, 21I, 21P); source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: Hydrogeological atlas of the south-central area of the Maritimes Carboniferous basin; Rivard, C; Deblonde, C; Michaud, Y; Boisvert, V; Carrier, C; Castonguay, S; Lefebvre, R. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4884, 2005; 69 pages. Source : http://geopub.nrcan.gc.ca/moreinfo_e.php?id=216758
The Credit river was delineated using the 02HB000 watershed unit of the National Hydro Network. The Credit River Watershed was extracted from The National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limit. The polygon created was larger than the Credit River watershed. After scanning the watershed's limit by using both contour lines and the hydrographic network found in the NTDB 50K to establish the ridgeline corresponding to the watershed, the polygon was segmented to perfectly match the Credit River Watershed. The Aquifer's potential is not yet defined.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 30M, 31D, 40P, 41A; source: www.geogratis.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: National Hydro Network watershed units 02HB000; source: www.geobase.ca. Limite et potentiel de l'aquifère: Réseau hydro national, extraction des données du bassin versant 02HB000; source: www.geobase.ca.
The Odanah shale Aquifer was delineated using two different sources. The R. Betcher and al document was used to determine the Winnipeg formation's dimension. According to R. Betcher and al the Winnipeg formation starts at the centre south of Manitoba and ends west at the Saskatchewan frontier. The aquifer's boundaries were established by scanning the Odanah Shales polygons found on the Aquifers Maps of Southern Manitoba. The left corner large polygon was extended to the Saskatchewan's frontier while fallowing the international frontier as shown on the figure 14 in the R. Betcher and al's document. The formation's oriental limit (Saskatchewan frontier) is arbitrary. More data will be needed to establish the western boundaries.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The VMap0 North America data was used for urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines; source: http://geoengine.nima.mil/ftpdir/archive/vpf_data/v0noa.tar.gz. Road Network: The National Road Network; source: www.geobase.ca.
Aquifer boundaries: M. Rutilis, J. Mammot, Aquifer Maps of Southern Manitiba, Map 1 of 2, Bedrock aquifers, WaterResources Branch, Department of Natural Resources, Province of Manitoba. Source: www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/floodinfo/maps/images/bed_rock_aquifers.jpg R. Betcher, G. Grove, C. Pupp, GROUNDWATER IN MANITOBA: HYDROGEOLOGY, QUALITY CONCERNS, MANAGEMENT NHRI Contribution No. CS-93017 March, 1995, Environmental Sciences Division, National Hydrology Research Institute, Environment Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Source : http://www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/reports/groundwater/hg_of_manitoba.pdf
The Milk River Aquifer was delineated using the 11AA001 unit of the National Hydro Network. The Milk River Watershed was extracted from The National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limit. Other data sources were analysed but not used: Hydrogeological map of the Lethbridge - Fernie area, Alberta, NTS 82G and NTS 82H, Hydrogeological map of the Foremost area, Alberta, NTS 72E, source: (http://www.ags.gov.ab.ca/publications/ABSTRACTS/MAP_105.html and http://www.ags.gov.ab.ca/publications/ABSTRACTS/MAP_110.html). The Groundwater Divide could have been used to delineated the aquifer but a lack of information on the map would have required a large scale interpolation that would have invalidated the data.
The Watershed limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 72E, 72F, 72K, 72L, 82H, 82I.
Aquifer boundaries: Milk River watershed: www.geobase.ca.
The Portneuf fractured Aquifer located in the Portneuf Regional County Municipality was delineated using the Geological Survey of Canada files used to produce the regional Laurentien Piemont hydrogeologic information sheet. Two potential classes of aquifer were represented (high and low). The high class corresponds to the hydrological context 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2 et 3 and the low class corresponds to the hydrological context 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 6C et 6D. To simplify the mapping process the polygons representing aquifers with equal potential were merged.
The Watersheds limits were extracted using the National Hydro Network (NHN) Work Unit Limits based on the Water Survey of Canada Sub-Sub-Drainage Areas (WSCSSDA) and Fundamental Drainage Areas (FDA) from the Atlas of Canada; source: www.geobase.ca.
The National Topographic Database was used for road network, urban areas, hydrographic network and contour lines: NTDB 250K, 21L, 21M, 31I, 31P; source: www.geogratis.ca. Data used for the frontiers are found in the Federal Electoral Districts document available on: www.geobase.ca.
Aquifer boundaries and potential: Cartographie hydrogéologique régionale du piémont laurentien dans la MRC de Portneuf: comparaison des méthodes d'évaluation de la vulnérabilité intrinsèque Murat, V; Martel, R; Michaud, Y; Fagnan, N; Beaudoin, F; Therrien, R, 2000 Geological Survey of Canada, Open File, 3664d


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