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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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
DOI 10.3133/wri984195
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
Country Canada;United States
State British Columbia;Washington
County Whatcom County
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y