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Detailed studies of groundwater-surface water systems in Hartley Creek basin show the creek to be at baseflow for only a few months in the winter when other contributions to streamflow are negligible. Following spring snowmelt, drainage of muskeg is the major contributor to streamflow along with...
In May of 1974, the Oil Sands Environment Study Group (O.S.E.S.G.) authorized a First Phase Regional Hydrogeological Study of the McMurray Oil Sands area in Alberta. The objects of the assigned study were to: • Determine the present availability of pertinent hydrogeological data. • Interpret this...
The Athabasca Oil Sands cover an area of approximately 36,000 km2 and contain an estimated 626 billion barrels of bitumen (approximately 100 billion m3) in place. Recovery of this bitumen will be undertaken by strip mining where the oil sands are covered by less than 100 m of overburden. The...