CCPW Highly Vulnerable Aquifers

Entity Name: SW Highly Vulnerable AquiferTable Name: SW_HIGHLY_VULNERABLE_AQUIFR_FTAn underground water supply, or aquifer, that can easily be contaminated because overlaying soil layers are thin or permeable.ATTRIBUTE/COLUMN NAMEDATATYPEREQDESCRIPTIONHVA_IDHVA_IDNUMBER(12)YesA unique numeric identifier assigned to each feature.Source Protection Area IDSPP_IDNUMBER(2)YesIdentifier for the source protection area that provided the original data about the feature. SPP_ID values range from 0 to 48 chosen from Lookup Table: SOURCE_PROT_AREA_LIST.SHAPESHAPESDO_GEOMETRYYesGeometry attribute.The CTC selected an advanced Aquifer Vulnerability Index (AVI) approach to delineate HVAs. This approach uses the interpreted products of geological and numerical models (three dimensional geologic layers) produced for the study area. Estimates of vertical and horizontal flow directions and flux are also considered. This advanced AVI approach is approved by the province. The AVI method produces a numerical index representing the relative vulnerability of an aquifer, based on the type and thickness of the soil above. The index quantifies the natural vulnerability of aquifers to sources of contamination at or near the surface, and through a translation process, categorizes groundwater vulnerability as high, medium, or low. The groundwater vulnerability is then converted into a vulnerability score, adn this score provides the ultimate expression of the groundwater vulnerability. Each aquifer is scored separately. The vulnerability of deeper aquifers take into account the protection afforded by overlying materials (aquifers and aquitards).According to the AVI methodology, an area with a vulnerability score of 6 has a 'high' groundwater vulnerability and is therefore an HVA.

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Last Updated April 17, 2021, 00:30 (UTC)
Created March 26, 2021, 13:36 (UTC)
dcat_issued 2021-03-23T13:33:02.000Z
dcat_modified 2021-03-23T13:33:16.000Z
dcat_publisher_name Conservation Ontario