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REP 91

Regional Geological and Hydrogeological Characterization of the Calgary-Lethbridge Corridor in the South Saskatchewan Regional Planning Area

In partnership with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), the Alberta Energy Regulator/Alberta Geological Survey (AER/AGS) undertook a study in the Calgary-Lethbridge Corridor (CLC) area of southern Alberta to support the development and ... Show Abstract

Atkinson, L.A.  Liggett, J.E.  Hartman, G.M.D.  Nakevska, N.  Mei, S.  MacCormack, K.E.  Palombi, D.  2017-02-24

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

ESR 2002-04

Hydrogeology and Stress Regime of the Upper Cretaceous-Tertiary Coal-Bearing Strata in Alberta

Peat accumulated in the Alberta basin during the late Cretaceous and early Tertiary led to the formation of coal deposits in the Upper Cretaceous Belly River Group and Horseshoe Canyon Formation, and the Upper Cretaceous-Paleocene Scollard and ... Show Abstract

Bachu, S.  Michael, K.  2002-10-01

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 2018-04

Architecture and Geometry of Basal Sand and Gravel Deposits Including the 'Grimshaw gravels', Northwestern Alberta (NTS 84C and 84D)

Architecture and Geometry of Basal Sand and Gravel Deposits Including the 'Grimshaw gravels', Northwestern Alberta (NTS 84C and 84D) The geological framework is constructed by examination of subsurface geological data collected in the field and ... Show Abstract

Slomka, J.M.  Hartman, G.  Klassen, J.  2018-04-23

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

OFR 2016-03

Summary of Hydraulic Conductivity Values for the Paskapoo Formation in West-Central Alberta

Hydraulic conductivity values were determined along the length of nine drill cores from the area between Hinton and Fox Creek using an air permeameter. Additionally, pumping test records from the Alberta Water Well Information Database were ... Show Abstract

Hughes, A.T.  Smerdon, B.D.  Alessi, D.S.  2017-02-23