Vulnerability Assessment for Groundwater Dependent Streams

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Graduate student (PhD)
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Middleton, M.A. and Allen, D.M. (2015). Vulnerability Assessment for Groundwater Dependent Streams: A guidance document describing a three level assessment approach for assessing the vulnerability of groundwater dependent streams to pumping. Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, April 2015, 76 pp.

Date created: 
2015-04
Keywords: 
stream vulnerability
groundwater dependent streams
groundwater pumping
Abstract: 

This guidance document “Vulnerability Assessment for Groundwater Dependent Streams”, describes a multi-step, risk-based approach for evaluating the vulnerability of groundwater dependent streams to changes in the aquifer system. There is a particular emphasis on the summer low flow period, because it is during this time that streams can be sensitive to changes in the aquifer system; however, in principle the methodology can be used to assess stream vulnerability year round.

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English
Document type: 
Technical Report
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