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McMaster University

1. Trapp, Andrew. Hydrostratigraphy of the Paris Moraine in the Guelph Area, Ontario, Canada.

Degree: MSc, 2015, McMaster University

Many growing southern Ontario communities, including Guelph, rely on fractured bedrock aquifers for drinking water. Contamination and overexploitation pose a threat to these water resources, necessitating characterization of vulnerability, risks, and recharge areas. Quaternary sediments southeast of the City of Guelph, including the Paris Moraine, were investigated in order to delineate hydrostratigraphy. This was achieved through study of 9 cored-holes, as well as existing MOE, GRCA, and University of Guelph data. Falling head permeameter measurements and empirical grain-size distribution measurements and analysis were employed for determination of πΎπ‘ π‘Žπ‘‘ values, which were used to construct a hydrostratigraphy. Of 19 methods evaluated, The Kozeny-Carman empirical grain-size method for determining πΎπ‘ π‘Žπ‘‘ was found to be more representative of measured values for the study area. The area is dominated by a conductivity regime of 2.72x10-7 – 1.40x10-6 m/s with local heterogeneity present on the scale of 10’s to 100’s of meters. The Paris Moraine, particularly its backslope, is at higher risk due to its relatively high conductivity, greater occurrence of aquifer units, as well as prevalence of small-scale topographic (hummocky topography), and bedrock topographic lows.

Thesis

Master of Science (MSc)

Advisors/Committee Members: Smith, James, Geography and Earth Sciences.

Subjects/Keywords: hydrostratigraphy; hydrogeology; sediments; quaternary; Paris Moraine; Guelph; hydraulic conductivity; Kozeny Carman; vulnerability; aquifer; aquitard; unsatruated; saturated; overburden

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APA (6th Edition):

Trapp, A. (2015). Hydrostratigraphy of the Paris Moraine in the Guelph Area, Ontario, Canada. (Masters Thesis). McMaster University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11375/18164

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Trapp, Andrew. “Hydrostratigraphy of the Paris Moraine in the Guelph Area, Ontario, Canada.” 2015. Masters Thesis, McMaster University. Accessed August 24, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11375/18164.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Trapp, Andrew. “Hydrostratigraphy of the Paris Moraine in the Guelph Area, Ontario, Canada.” 2015. Web. 24 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Trapp A. Hydrostratigraphy of the Paris Moraine in the Guelph Area, Ontario, Canada. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. McMaster University; 2015. [cited 2019 Aug 24]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11375/18164.

Council of Science Editors:

Trapp A. Hydrostratigraphy of the Paris Moraine in the Guelph Area, Ontario, Canada. [Masters Thesis]. McMaster University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11375/18164

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