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Model 2018-01

Numerical Groundwater Flow Model of the Sylvan Lake Sub-Basin in the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor, Central Alberta (multiple files, text format)

Abstract: This regional-scale numerical groundwater flow model represents groundwater movement, the effect of stress (e.g., pumping, change in groundwater recharge), and broad-scale interaction with surface water in the Sylvan Lake sub-basin (SLSB) of central Alberta. This digital dataset includes two versions of the model: a steady-state version and a transient version that simulate steady-state and transient groundwater flow respectively. The dataset also includes the model results (i.e., output files) for the steady-state simulation, and the input and output files for running the ZONEBUDGET utility to calculate fluxes between model zones. The modelled area includes the Medicine, Blindman and Red Deer rivers, Gull Lake, and Sylvan Lake and simulates groundwater flow between 1995 and 1999 within 10 hydrostratigraphic units, from the base of the Wapiti Formation to the surficial Neogene-Quaternary sediments.  The model dataset is the collection of text files required by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) MODFLOW-NWT code (https://water.usgs.gov/ogw/modflow/) to run a numerical groundwater flow model. The text files conform to the standard MODFLOW-NWT format, as documented by the USGS.  This model provides a foundation for subsequent modelling of the SLSB that could focus on specific water resource questions for either the entire sub-basin or more local areas of interest within the basin. In addition, the model is available for further development as a decision support tool for water management planning, scenario modelling, and increasing knowledge of groundwater flow in the SLSB.  Data and methods used to create the groundwater flow model are described in AER/AGS Report 96: Numerical groundwater flow model of the Sylvan Lake sub-basin in the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor, central Alberta.   Place Keywords 82o 82p 83a 83b alberta blindman river canada gull lake medicine river red deer sylvan lake Theme Keywords 3d models aquifers ecc flow system groundwater hydraulic head hydrogeology hydrostratigraphy numerical modelling sunchild aquifer water

Liggett, J.E.  Singh, A.  2018-11-26

REP 96

Numerical Groundwater Flow Model of the Sylvan Lake Sub-Basin in the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor, Central Alberta

A numerical groundwater flow model was developed in the United States Geological Survey’s MODFLOW groundwater modelling software to improve the understanding of regional groundwater movement and availability, and to examine the effects of stresses ... Show Abstract

Liggett, J.E.  Singh, A.  2018-11-26

DIG 2018-0011

Groundwater Yield Continuum for Southern Alberta (GIS data, polygon features)

Groundwater Yield Continuum for Southern Alberta (GIS data, polygon features) The yield continuum classifies groundwater yield along a spectrum that helps define total groundwater availability. The classes within the groundwater yield continuum ... Show Abstract

Klassen, J.  Liggett, J.E.  2018-10-23

OFR 2018-09

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Southern Alberta

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Southern Alberta The aquifer yield results of this study can be used to assess potential, order of magnitude, regional groundwater yields and to compare relative differences between ... Show Abstract

Klassen, J.  Liggett, J.E.  Pavlovskii, I.  Abdrakhimova, P.  2018-10-23

OFR 2017-05

Hydrogeological Overview of the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor, Central Alberta

Hydrogeological Overview of the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor, Central Alberta The Edmonton-Calgary Corridor (ECC) occupies approximately 50 000 km2 of Alberta and presents a wide variety of hydrogeological conditions. In addition to a description of ... Show Abstract

Riddell, J.T.F.  Lyster, S.  2017-09-08

OFR 2017-07

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Central Alberta

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Central Alberta The aquifer-yield continuum classifies groundwater yield along a spectrum that helps define total groundwater availability and is bound by two extremes: non-use and maximum ... Show Abstract

Klassen, J.  Smerdon, B.D.  2018-02-14

DIG 2017-0024

Groundwater Yield Matrix for Central Alberta (GIS data, polygon features)

Groundwater Yield Matrix for Central Alberta (GIS data, polygon features) The classes within the yield matrix from most conservative to maximum mining are: permissive sustained yield, maximum sustained yield, sustained yield, permissive mining ... Show Abstract

Klassen, J.  Smerdon, B.D.  2018-02-14

DIG 2018-0005

Distribution of Hydraulic Head in the Wapiti / Belly River Hydrostratigraphic Unit (tabular data, tab-delimited format)

Distribution of Hydraulic Head in the Wapiti / Belly River Hydrostratigraphic Unit (tabular data, tab-delimited format) The source datasets are head data from Alberta Environment and Parks' Alberta Water Well Information Database (AWWID) and ... Show Abstract

Singh, A.  2019-03-19

MAP 543

Distribution of Hydraulic Head in the Wapiti / Belly River Hydrostratigraphic Unit

The map is a result of a simple kriging technique using publicly available data from Alberta Environment and Parks' (AEP) Alberta Water Well Information Database (AWWID) and formation water analyses from oil and gas well drillstem tests and ... Show Abstract

Singh, A., Nakevska, N.  2019-03-19

DIG 2017-0026

Distribution of Total Dissolved Solids in the Wapiti / Belly River Hydrostratigraphic Unit (tabular data, tab-delimited format)

Distribution of Total Dissolved Solids in the Wapiti / Belly River Hydrostratigraphic Unit (tabular data, tab-delimited format) The source datasets are water well chemistry data from Alberta Environment and Parks' Alberta Water Well Information ... Show Abstract

Nakevska, N.  2019-03-19