Special Report 074

Special Report 074

SPE 074

Regional Groundwater Resource Appraisal, Cold Lake-Beaver River Drainage Basin, Alberta

The Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) has partnered with Alberta Environment (AENV) Northern Region to compile and analyze groundwater data in the Cold Lake-Beaver River Drainage Basin. This compilation and analysis will assist AENV and its stakeholders to complete an update of the Beaver River-Cold Lake Water Management Plan. The project completed a fully digital, three-dimensional geological model of the area, compiled a relational database of groundwater well and chemistry details and linked it to a geographic information system (GIS), and constructed a three-dimensional calibrated regional groundwater flow-model of the basin. This report summarizes the groundwater quantity assessment portion of the project and presents preliminary results.

Parks, K., Andriashek, L.D., Michael, K., Lemay, T.G., Stewart, S.A., Jean, G.M. and Kempin, E. (2005): Regional groundwater resource appraisal, Cold Lake-Beaver River drainage basin, Alberta; Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, EUB/AGS Special Report 74, 240 p.