A feasibility study for augmenting Avon River flow by ground water

dc.contributor.authorHydrology and Monitoring Section, Water Resources Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
dc.coverage.spatialAvon River Basin
dc.coverage.spatialStratford
dc.coverage.spatialOntario
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-05T13:56:19Z
dc.date.available2018-12-05T13:56:19Z
dc.date.copyright1982
dc.degree.departmentArchive of Agri-Environmental Programs in Ontarioen
dc.description.abstractThis report considers the feasibility of using ground water to augment stream flow in the Avon River. A review of existing well records and geologic maps of bedrock and overburden was undertaken. Ground-water chemistry was assessed by a sampling and analysis program for area wells. Results show that sufficient quantities of water might be available from bedrock sources near the river to provide for augmentation of 1 to 3 cfs. Pilot studies to identify well sites and assess well yields and interference problems would be required as part of further studies. As a cost reducing measure, the possibility of augmentation from Stratford city wells could be explored. Based on ground-water and stream-water chemistry, the use of ground water for flow augmentation would serve to dilute most water quality constituents thus improving water quality. (Work undertaken subsequent to the completion of this report inidictes that an acceptable level of dilution for phosphorus would require in excess of 25 cfs or 9,000 gpm of augmentation, compared to the 1 to 3 cfs considered necessary at the time of the study documented in this report. In view of the much larger amounts of water now considered necessary, it is considered unlikely that bedrock aquifers in the study area could practically provide this level of augmentation.)
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Ministry of the Environment
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/14565
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherQueen's Printer for Ontario
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical report S-13, Stream Management Sub-Committee, SAREMP
dc.rightsQueen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.rights.holderQueen's Printer for Ontario
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dc.subjectArchive of Agri-Environmental Programs in Ontario
dc.subjectStratford-Avon River Environmental Management Project
dc.subjectSAREMP
dc.subjectStream Management Sub-Committee
dc.subjectriver
dc.subjectwater quality
dc.subjectgroundwater
dc.subjectstream flow
dc.subjectflow augmentation
dc.subjectwater chemistry
dc.titleA feasibility study for augmenting Avon River flow by ground water
dc.typeTechnical report

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