The Mount Polley Mine is located within the northern part of the Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) traditional territory and is within the traditional territories of T’exelc Williams Lake Indian Band and the Xat’sull Soda Creek First Nations.

Following the August 4th, 2014 breach of the tailing dam which released contaminated effluent into Hazeltine Creek and Quesnel Lake, and as part of the Province’s requirement to consult, the BC Ministry of Environment,...

Based on communication with ECOSCAPE Environmental Consultants Ltd, GW Solutions understood that the objectives of the project were as follows:

  1. In partnership with the BC Government identify which MODFLOW commercial graphical user interfaces will be used in the future so that the Okanagan developed MODFLOW will provide a provincial pilot model populated with ongoing Aquarius data.

  2. Transform the available Geological Survey of Canada data, recen...

GW Solutions has completed a compilation, sorting, formatting, and organization of publicly available data on surface water and groundwater quality in the PRRD.  Data from over 12,000 surface water samples from 326 locations, and 875 samples from 522 locations, going back to the 1970s.

GW Solutions has compared the results to applicable provincial and federal guidelines.

GW Solutions has used Water Quality Indexes (WQI) to assign values indicative of th...

GW Solutions worked with the Liard First Nation and Yukon College to provide groundwater/surface water mapping to assess the quality of groundwater drinking sources in Watson Lake, Upper Liard, and Albert Creek. 

The project consisted of describing the movement of groundwater and the geometry and characteristics of the local aquifers.  The interconnection between surface water and groundwater was assessed.

Draft conceptual models were built describing t...

Proposed Expansion of Aggregate Mining and Potential Impact on the Groundwater Regime

GW Solutions has completed a preliminary hydrogeological assessment in the area of Duncan Aggregate along Langtry Road in Duncan, BC.

This report was produced to provide information about the existing groundwater regime at and near the site and to provide an opinion on the potential impacts of the proposed extraction of aggregate.

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