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Hydrogeology, ground-water quality, and sources of nitrate in lowland glacial aquifers of Whatcom County, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada

Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4195

Prepared in cooperation with Whatcom County Planning Department
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Abstract

Ground water is an important source of domestic, municipal, and irrigation water supply throughout the Fraser-Whatcom Lowland, particularly for the 225-square mile agricultural area surrounding the Whatcom County communities of Lynden, Everson, Nooksack, and Sumas and the British Columbia communities of Abbotsford and Aldergrove. Population growth and developing ground-water-quality problems have increased the demand for additional sources of ground water. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Whatcom County Planning Department, collected water-level, lithologic, and water-quality data from 608 wells during 1990-92 to complete a regional appraisal of the ground-water system.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrogeology, ground-water quality, and sources of nitrate in lowland glacial aquifers of Whatcom County, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
98-4195
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Tacoma, WA
Description:
Report: vii, 251 p.; 5 Plates: 38.09 x 25.77 or smaller
Number of Pages:
263
Country:
Canada;United States
State:
British Columbia;Washington
County:
Whatcom County
Projection:
Universal Transverse Mercator
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
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