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Title: Aquifer Parameters Manual for Geology Present in Scotland - Phase 1
Author: Edinburgh Sniffer:
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_1340, Representation ID: 446, Object ID: 2516
WFD27, CR06/073N: Scottish Aquifer Properties: 2006 Interim Report (June, 2006) Project funders/partners: SNIFFER, BGS, SEPA Background to research The Scottish Aquifer Properties project is co-funded by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER). The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has provided the funding via SNIFFER. The project will last for two years and commenced in April 2005. Objectives of research The ultimate aim is to produce a manual and database of aquifer parameters in Scotland with a comprehensive range of data on all areas of hydrogeological significance. This interim report acts as a manual for the initial database (not publicly available until the end of the full project) and provides stand-alone documentation of the aquifer parameter information collated and analysed to date. The final report will be an updated, fuller version of this document and will provide additional analysis of the data. Key findings and recommendations a a a There are currently almost 3000 records entered in the database, each representing an individual borehole, shaft, well or spring. There are some adjustments still to be made in the format of the database, however, the available output is fairly comprehensive, both in terms of the range of data included and the spatial extent covered by it. Yields have been entered for more than 1000 records. Nearly 200 entries have specific capacity values and around 80 have transmissivity data. Nearly 50 boreholes have data on porosity, permeability or hydraulic conductivity. The majority of data were taken from BGS digital data sources, sourced primarily from borehole records, borehole drilling and pump installation companies, Scottish Water, mineral water companies, SEPA and consultants. The following activities are planned for Year 2 of the project: a a a a Continued input of BGS data to the database. A summary of these data, along with appropriate analysis, will be presented in a final report at the end of the two-year funding period. Collation of remaining external data from mineral water companies and other sources. Collection of core samples from existing core at local drillers, for porosity and permeability analyses. Existing core samples in the BGS collection are limited in geographical extent. Samples taken from other locations will improve overall coverage. Collection of new core from new boreholes. This will involve using private borehole projects to aadd-ona extra work by funding core collection during the drilling process. The selection of which boreholes to use for this work will be made after drilling companies have informed BGS of where they are about to drill. Emphasis will be made towards boreholes located in the Devonian aquifers of Strathmore and Moray where few samples are currently available. To date, the majority of the core samples are from Carboniferous formations in the Midland Valley. i a a The development of the database to allow the public to access the information, ideally being hosted on the BGS website, along with a set of other GIS-based data sets which currently reside there. Discussions are to continue on a strategy for maintaining the database at the end of the current two-year funding period. This may involve a system of licensing of the data, which would finance continued updates of the product. Key words: Report; Scotland; aquifer properties; database; hydrogeology ii SNIFFER WFD27, BGS CR06/073N: Scottish Aquifer Properties: 2006 Interim Report TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY June, 2006 SNIFFER WFD27, BGS CR06/073N: Scottish Aquifer Properties: 2006 Interim Report 1. 1.1 2. 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44 2.45 2.46 2.47 2.48 2.49 2.50 2.51
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: Geology; Groundwater; Aquifers; Wfd; Manual
Extent: 35
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