Groundwater Assessment in the Okanagan Basin (GAOB) Project, 2006-2009
The GAOB project was carried out under the Groundwater Mapping Program and its mandate was to provide an assessment of regional aquifers as part of a national inventory. Part of the project focused on the Kelowna/Okanagan Lake area in south central British Columbia with these main objectives:
1) to produce a surficial geology map of the Kelowna-Westbank area;
2) to produce a 3D geological model of the Kelowna/Ellison-Wood and Kalamalka Lakes valley.
To address these objectives, a borehole was drilled south of Kelona in the spring of 2007, a field survey (field descriptions, terrain observations, digital photos, regional sediment sampling) was completed in the summer of 2007 and a geophysical campaign was carried out in 2008.
The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 6507 and the surficial geology map in GSC Open File 6146.
|1||Till and sediment sampling survey, NTS 82E/3, 4, 82L/13, 14, Kelowna area, south central British Columbia, 2007. (more)|
The NRCan Groundwater Mapping program, a current federal groundwater initiative, aims to establish a conceptual framework of national, regional and watershed-scale groundwater flow systems.
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