This project will build on the work done by the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer Management Advisory Association. Our objective is to identify risks to this valuable water source, prioritize the risks and then develop mitigative strategies in order to maintain this resource.
By identifying and measuring discharge from springs fed by the aquifer we hope to complete a water budget. Previous work by Alberta Geological Survey has provided estimates of recharge and storage volumes. When we can estimate a discharge volume, then we will have a good grasp on how much water is available for withdrawal without over pumping the aquifer.
We need your help to identify springs, if you know of one please contact us.
A virtual Working Well workshop to better understand your well and how to maintain it for those in the MD of Greenview and on the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer.
The plan is officially released and now we are working on implementation. Stay tuned to learn how you can help maintain the source water that is the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer.
Come to the open house and talk with us. There is also a survey where you can provide input.
The Project Team continues to work on the draft Source Water Protection Plan and is excited to be planning for public engagement on this plan.
More engagement opportunities will be coming in late winter/early spring 2019.
The map shows the lobes of the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer and proposed risk zones to help identify good management practices.
This is a map of the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer area. The 3 main lobes of the aquifer are visible.
We are looking forward to working with Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer Management Advisory Association on this project. Their webpage is here http://mdpeace.com/municipal-district-office/studies-plans-agreements/grimshaw-gravels-aquifer/