Metadata: Piezometric surface of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer Region

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Abstract

This map shows the piezometric surface of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer region. The aquifer is bounded by the edge of the Disturbed Belt on the west, by the Cypress Hills on the northeast and the Bears Paw Mountains on the southeast. To create the piezometry, a total of 40 water levels data measurements (2006 - 2014) collected during the MiRTAP fieldwork, or obtained from the public databases were used. The results show that the highest piezometric lines (1280 - 1220 m) are located in the Sweet Grass Hills and in the area of Cut Bank. The lowest piezometric lines (780 m) are found near Havre.
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TitlePiezometric surface of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer Region
Date2016-03-31 (register publication)
Date2015-03-31 (register creation)
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NameMarie-Amelie Petre
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NameA. L. Blackmore
OrganisationAcadia University
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NameFrancois Letourneau
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
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Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
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Related publication

  • Groundwater atlas of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer, Alberta, Canada and Montana, U.S.A.; Rivera, A; Pétré, M -A; Létourneau, F; Audet-Gagnon, F. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7867, 2017, 115 sheets, https://doi.org/10.4095/302719.

Goals

This dataset was created to provide the regional piezometry within the region of Milk River.

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TitleGovernment of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus
Date2004 (register creation)
Date2013-05-11 (register publication)
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Library and Archives Canada
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TermHydrogeology
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Resolution1000000
Languageeng; CAN
Character encodingutf8
Thematic categoryenvironment
ExtentLocalisation
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register distributor
NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email eric.boisvert2@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543705
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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Introduction
Creation of piezometric surface dataset for Milk River Creation of piezometric surface dataset for Milk River
Process step Sources
The piezometric surfaces were compiled and converted to dataset except MIRTAP data, which were collected on the field. They were then converted into piezometric contours, joining the same piezometric surface with a line. Some groundwater path directions were taken from the literature. The other directions were drawn perpendicular to the piezometric contour with consideration for the hydrogeologic context.
Tuck LK, 1993. Reconnaissance of geology and water resources along the north flank of the Sweet Grass Hills, north-central Montana. U.S. Geological Survey.  Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1993.
Zimmerman E., 1967. Water resources of the Cut Bank area, Glacier and Toole Counties, Montana. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1967.
The piezometric surfaces were compiled and converted to dataset except MIRTAP data, which were collected on the field. They were then converted into piezometric contours, joining the same piezometric surface with a line. Some groundwater path directions were taken from the literature. The other directions were drawn perpendicular to the piezometric contour with consideration for the hydrogeologic context.
Levings GW, 1982. Potentiometric-surface map of water in the Eagle Sandstone and equivalent units in the Northern Great Plains area of Montana. United States Geological Survey. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1982.
Meyboom P, 1960. Geology and groundwater resources of the Milk River sandstone in southern Alberta. Research Council of Alberta. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1960.
MiRTAP, 2014. Geochemical data collected during fieldwork in this study (Milk River Transboundary Aquifer project), as presented in this open file. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2014.


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File identifier7efaa453-b2db-f314-d65d-3b2ce9c29748
Languageeng; CAN
Character encodingregister utf8
Hierarchical classificationregister dataset
Date2017-09-19
Metadata standardNorth American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic information - Metadata
VersionCAN/CGSB-171.100-2009
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Reference System codeEPSG:26912
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Version6.14

Metadata Contact

register author
NameFrancois Letourneau
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543826
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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AddressDelivery point :
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Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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