Peace River Regional District/T8TA - Groundwater Baseline Study
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 their water quality to samples. Maps have been produced illustrating whether the water quality is poor to excellent for the region and for each watershed, and if the water quality is getting better or worse (i.e. trends).
GW Solutions has analyzed the data to classify the water samples per water type, based on the presence of the major ions constituting water. Water chemistry results were analyzed. Hundreds of scatter plots, piper plots, and maps have been generated to present and illustrate the results.
In addition, GW Solutions has compiled, sorted, formatted, organized and interpreted lithological and groundwater elevation data to map aquifers (in 3D), and to characterize the groundwater regime (flow directions and hydraulic gradients).
This work was done in partnership between the Peace River Regional District and the Treaty 8 Tribal Association, with funding support from the BC Real Estate Foundation.