Surficial deposits of sand and gravel with sufficient saturated thickness and extent typically constitute excellent sources of groundwater with respect to both quality and quantity. Over the past 40 years, many of Nova Scotia’s surficial aquifers have been mapped and assessed at varying scales in local to regional groundwater exploration/assessment reports.
In order to improve our understanding of surficial aquifers in Nova Scotia, a preliminary inventory and characterization of surficial aquifers in the province was conducted. The approach relied on the analysis of existing stratigraphic information, such as water well and government test hole logs, and relevant historical groundwater assessment reporting.
The maps are available here (PDF):
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The digital production is available here: