Natural Resources Canada

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Natural Resources Canada (unverified)

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Éric Boisvert

Natural Resources Canada

490, rue de la Couronne, G1K 9A9 Québec, Canada


Phone: +01-418-654-3705

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Map of all groundwater wells and groundwater monitoring stations registered in GIN (Groundwater Information Network) and additional references layers related to Groundwater Geoscience Program of Natural Resources Canada. This data is distributed amongst several database and mediated to a single entry point dynamically. Some layers that have large amount of features will display generalised maps at national scale in order to improve drawing performance and then switch to individual features at local scale.

Available map layers (17)

Groundwater Information Network Mapping Layers (GIN)

Aggregations of all the participating provinces water wells datasets in Canada (WaterWells)

Layer that comprises all the available water wells in GIN (Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia). This layer is a combinaison of all individual provincial and territorial layers. The original databases are dynamically converted by an automatic process managed by Natural Resources Canada (Groundwater Information Network).

Saskatchewan Well Database (SaskWaterWell)

Saskatchewan Water Security Agency water well database, mediated through GIN. Wells completed up to 2009

Yukon Well Database (YukonWaterWell)

Water well database from Yukon Environment, mediated through GIN. Wells from 1970-2004

Ontario Borehole Database (OntarioWaterWell)

Well database from Ontario Environment, mediated by GIN. Wells up to 2009

Quebec Water Well (QuebecWaterWell)

Quebec Ministère du Développement durable, Environnement Faune et Parc du Québec well database, mediated by GIN. Wells up to 2007

British Columbia Water Well (BCWaterWell)

Water well database from Ministry of Environment of British Columbia, mediated by GIN. Wells up to 2009

Alberta Water Well (AlbertaWaterWell)

Water Well Database from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource development, mediated by GIN. Wells up to 2012

Manitoba Water Well (ManitobaWaterWell)

Water well database from Water Stewardship Division of Manitoba, mediated by GIN. Wells from 1887 to 2007

Nova Scotia Water Well (NovaScotiaWaterWell)

Nova Scotia Environment water well database mediated by GIN. Wells up to 2013

Groundwater Level Monitoring Stations (MonitoringStations)

Aggragation of all groundwater monitoring stations from participating provincial agencies. This service gives access, through GetFeatureInfo operation, to historical groundwater level data. The data is also available throught a SOS 2.0 interface.

Alberta Historical Groundwater Monitoring stations (AlbertaMonitoringStations)

Location of Alberta Groundwater Observation Well Network (GOWN). This map gives access to graphs of timeseries.

Nova Scotia Monitoring Stations (NovaScotiaMonitoringStations)

Collection of Nova Scotia's groundwater monitoring stations. This map gives access to graphs of timeseries.

Ontario Monitoring Stations (OntarioMonitoringStations)

Database of Ontario provincial groundwater monitoring stations managed by Ontario Conservation Authority. This map gives access to graphs of timeseries.

Hydrogeological Regions of Canada (HydroRegion)

The hydrogeological classification emphasizes major geological provinces and rock formations. Fundamental water-bearing openings and rock matrix properties help determine the quantity (storage), flux (transmission), and composition of formation waters. These same properties and any overlying sediment cover affect recharge/ discharge rates for regional formations. While regional attributes are general, a simple aquifer mapping scheme can further describe the nature and character of aquifers in each region. For example, general groundwater settings across the country could be described as has been done by USGS principal aquifers [1]. Thus the regional framework can potentially link from national scales to watershed scales by identifying typical aquifer types based on readily available geological maps that use water-bearing character as a common attribute.

NRCan projects (Projects)

Natural Resources of Canada groundwater projects study areas

Key aquifers of Canada (KeyAquifer)

Major aquifers systems in Canada that have been targetted for investigation by NRCan and provincial and academic partners

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