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Superficial geology and hydrogeological domains between Durham and Darlington. Phase 2, (Durham North)

Price, S.J.; Merritt, J.E.; Whitbread, K.; Lawley, R.S.; Banks, V.; Burke, H.; Irving, A.M.; Cooper, A.H.. 2007 Superficial geology and hydrogeological domains between Durham and Darlington. Phase 2, (Durham North). Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 46pp. (CR/07/022N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The North East Region’s Groundwater Modelling Strategy has identified the need for the development of a conceptual model for the Magnesian Limestone aquifer. In line with the Environment Agency R&D Technical Report W214 (Environment Agency Framework for Groundwater Resources Conceptual and Numerical Modelling), a scoping study was produced, that identified areas of uncertainty and work required for the development of the conceptual model. The purpose of this project is to give the Environment Agency (EA) a regional understanding of the geology and hydrogeology of the Magnesian Limestone and overlying superficial deposits in the North East Region, using information held by the British Geological Survey (BGS). This report contributes to the conceptual model and understanding of the Magnesian Limestone aquifer. There is uncertainty in the amount of recharge that the Magnesian Limestone receives from rainfall. The project is designed to gain a greater understanding of the geology of the superficial deposits and their hydrogeological properties. These are the key factors for the calculation of recharge to the Magnesian Limestone aquifer from rainfall. This element of the conceptual model is essential in understanding the potential water resource available within this aquifer.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Groundwater Management
Funders/Sponsors: Environment Agency, British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed. This report was made open by Environment Agency on 19th January 2015
Date made live: 21 Jan 2015 15:35 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/509475

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