Aqueous geochemistry studies the role of various elements in watersheds and how elemental fluxes are exchanged through atmospheric-terrestrial-aquatic interactions.
The chemistry of water can reveal aspects of where it is from and how old it is. In this study published by the Geological Survey of Canada, the geochemical analysis of the Englishman River provides valuable information on surface water and groundwater interactions, including seasonal aquifer contribution to river flow.
Read the 2013 document Aqueous Geochemistry of the Englishman River Watershed, Parksville, British Columbia for use in assessment of potential surface water-groundwater interaction below:
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Nanaimo geology… one of several interesting maps to explore in this report.
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.”
This publication is available for free download through GEOSCAN.