Municipal Affairs and Environment

Hydrogeology of Agricultural Development Areas Newfoundland and Labrador (June 2008)

This study is a detailed hydrogeological assessment of Agricultural Designated Areas (ADAs) in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was carried out as part of the Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador National Water Supply Expansion Program to increase knowledge of the hydrogeology of the province’s ADAs, and to determine the suitability and availability of groundwater supply for agricultural needs in these areas.

The report is presented in twenty (20) sections. Section 1 provides an overview of the study area, describes the objectives and scope of the project, and summarizes the methodology used for the hydrogeological assessment. Results of the hydrogeological assessment are presented by ADA in Sections 2 through 18; and includes a description of the physical setting, bedrock and surficial geology, hydrostratigraphy, groundwater flow regime, surface and groundwater quality, and groundwater resource estimates for each ADA. Section 19 discusses the limitations of the assessment. References consulted to carry out the hydrogeological assessment are provided in Section 20. Supporting information is provided in appendices by ADA.

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