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BUL 035

Contributions to the Hydrogeology of Alberta

Information includes map production procedures, description of reconnaissance maps and description of how the maps were used in the program. The program planned to publish hydrogeological maps of the groundwater conditions and their controlling ... Show Abstract

Toth, J.  Ozoray, G.F.  Wallick, E.I.  Bibby, R.  Gabert, G.M.  Stein, R.  Lytviak, A.T.  1977-01-01

BUL 038

The Hydrogeology of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area, Alberta

West of the fault, three hydrostratigraphic units are defined: 1.The K-O hydrostratigraphic unit, consisting of Holocene and Cretaceous sediments, is characterized by alternating vertical and horizontal groundwater flow controlled by zones of low ... Show Abstract

Hackbarth, D.A.  Nastasa, N.  1979-01-01

BUL 061

Regional-Scale Subsurface Hydrogeology in Northeast Alberta

The hydrogeological regime of formation waters in the Phanerozoic sedimentary succession was determined for a region defined as Tp 70-103 W4 Mer (55-58 degrees;N latitude and 110-114 degrees;W longitude) in northeast Alberta, covering most of the ... Show Abstract

Bachu, S.  Underschultz, J.R.  Hitchon, B.  Cotterill, D.K.  1993-01-01

INF 091

International System (SI) of Units in Hydrogeology

International System (SI) of Units in Hydrogeology In 1970 the White Paper on Metric Conversion proposed that Canada adopt the International System of Units (SI). The proposal was accepted and the Metric Commission was established in 1971 to ... Show Abstract

Ceroici, W.J.  1980-01-01

INF 141

Energy Resources Conservation Board/Alberta Geological Survey Three-Dimensional Geological Modelling Workshop

Energy Resources Conservation Board/Alberta Geological Survey Three-Dimensional Geological Modelling Workshop To take advantage of recent advances in collecting airborne geophysical data and integrating them into three-dimensional geological models ... Show Abstract

Slattery, S.R.  Atkinson, N.  2012-08-29

MAP 121

Hydrogeological map of the Bitumount - Namur Lake area, Alberta, NTS 74E, NTS 84H

Hydrogeological map of the Bitumount - Namur Lake area, Alberta, NTS 74E, NTS 84H The Hydrogeological Map Series of Alberta provides 1:250000-scale hydrogeological maps over much of Alberta.� Through the use of colour, the maps and ... Show Abstract

Ozoray, G.F.  Hackbarth, D.A.  Lytviak, A.T.  2005-10-17

ESR 1978-06

Hydrogeology of the Bitumount-Namur Lake Area, Alberta

Over 500 igpm (38 l/sec) may be obtained near the Muskeg River from basal McMurray sands.A practical limiting factor on groundwater use is quality, as salinity of bedrock groundwater usually exceeds 2,000 mg/L and may reach 300,000 mg/L. Water from ... Show Abstract

Ozoray, G.F.  Hackbarth, D.A.  Lytviak, A.T.  1980-01-01

ESR 1986-01

Alberta groundwater observation-well network

Major natural processes affecting groundwater levels include recharge and discharge of water to and from the saturated zone respectively, and movement of water in hydrodynamic flow systems. Other important processes affecting levels are atmospheric ... Show Abstract

Gabert, G.M.  1986-01-01

ESR 1972-12

A Legend and Guide for the Preparation and Use of the Alberta Hydrogeological Information and Reconnaissance Map Series

The hydrogeological mapping project undertaken by the Groundwater Division, Research Council of Alberta, created the need for a composite legend and guide for reference and use with the two map series: information and reconnaissance at scales of ... Show Abstract

Badry, A.  1972-01-01

ESR 2007-01

Buried Channels and Glacial-Drift Aquifers in the Fort McMurray Region, Northeast Alberta

Abstract: The understanding of the bedrock topography, buried bedrock valleys and channels, drift thickness and glacial aquifers in the surface-mineable and in situ-recoverable oil sands north of Fort McMurray has been updated by the acquisition and interpretation of more than 35 000 new borehole logs from the oil sands industry. Interpretations of these new data enable the construction of a three-dimensional model of the bedrock topography and subcrop, as well as the major buried aquifers contained within buried valleys and channels. From this model, a series of maps and cross-sections has been generated depicting the subsurface distribution of previously known and newly discovered buried aquifers that underlie the oil sands operations in the region. Numerous buried fluvial erosional features have been mapped on the bedrock surface, either as bedrock valleys formed prior to the last glaciation, or as bedrock channels formed by glacial meltwater. Names have been assigned to the major valleys and channels to facilitate common understanding and discussion between industry, government and research institutions. Many of the buried channels exhibit features indicative of erosion by subglacial meltwater under a significant hydraulic head. These channels, referred to as tunnel channels, are commonly narrow, deeply entrenched, discontinuous to anastomosing and unconstrained by the topography of the pre-glacial landscape. Subsequent deposition of glacial sediment has effectively masked any surface expression of the buried valleys and channels on the modern landscape. As a consequence, and given their narrow form and discontinuous nature, many channels fall between regional oil sand resource-evaluation boreholes and remain undetected following initial exploration drilling. Mapping of the bedrock topography and buried drift aquifers also has been complicated by glaciotectonism, which has disrupted the normal stratigraphic setting in some areas by the processes of glacial thrusting, displacement and superposition of pre-existing strata on younger units. Most of the buried bedrock valleys and channels contain a thick infill, as much as 90 m thick, of water-saturated coarse fluvial sediment ranging from fine sand to metre-sized boulders. These constitute buried aquifers that may be targets for the supply of potable water for municipal and industrial use. In places, the tops of the aquifers lie within 5 m of the surface. Elsewhere they are buried at greater depth. Unlike continuous and extensive aquifers found in large, preglacial bedrock valleys south of the study area, buried glacial aquifers in the Fort McMurray area are confined to isolated channels and valleys. Although they do not form a continuous, well-connected network throughout the oil sands region, buried valleys and channels can function as natural pathways for the subsurface movement of water or other fluids at the scale of an oil sand operator's lease. Place Keywords 74d 74e 84a 84h alberta canada fort mcmurray Theme Keywords aquifers athabasca oil sands bedrock topography buried channels channel deposits drift thickness geology glacial groundwater hydrogeology oil sand quaternary

Andriashek, L.D.  Atkinson, N.  2007-03-01