Survey Metadata

Well water

British Columbia


Groundwater sampling survey, NTS 92G/6, Bowen Island, British Columbia.

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Survey Description

Twenty-six spatially representative groundwater samples (25 wells, 7 seeps) were collected from community and household wells in the Queen Charlotte Heights community on Bowen Island, British Columbia.  An additional 6 regional samples were also collected from household wells to obtain a representative background value for arsenic.  Important rock types in the study area were also sampled.  No sampling year was given.  The data are published in Environmental Geochemistry and Health, v. 20.

Sampling Procedure

Water samples were collected in 30 ml pre-washed linear polyethylene bottles and preserved in the field in two media, 0.4% HCl (for speciation work) and 0.4% HNO3 (for cation determination).  A third unacidified sample was also collected for anion analysis.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Boyle, D.R., Turner, R., Hall, G.E.M. (1998). Anomalous arsenic concentrations in groundwaters of an island community, Bowen Island, British Columbia. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, v.20 (4), p. 199-212. (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
NB OF 2005-10 ( FileID=633 download)
This zip file contains all of the files for the Open File.  The files were originally released on CD-ROM.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49.35° 49.38° -123.34° -123.31°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers part of NTS 92G/6 (North Vancouver) near the community of Queen Charlotte Heights on the east coast of Bowen Island, British Columbia.  It is bounded to the east by Queen Charlotte Channel and to the north by Mannion Bay.


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