If you find geology as fascinating as we do, check out the 2012 report by A.P. Hamblin titled “Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group of Vancouver Island as a potential bedrock aquifer zone: summary of previous literature and concepts“.
From the report’s abstract:
“A new inquiry into the groundwater potential of the Nanaimo Lowlands is being jointly undertaken by concerned municipal, provincial and federal agencies.
Rapid population growth and expanding industrial development are, and will continue to, put pressure on the limited groundwater resources.
The bedrock component of the project focuses on the characterization of the aquifer potential of the Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group, as a likely target of importance.”