Aquavine News

Letter for the Peace Region on Groundwater Monitoring Project

Click here to read the letter from the University of British Columbia regarding the ongoing groundwater monitoring project in the Peace Region. 

Geoscience BC Reports

Project Update February 2019

Project Update March 2017

Groundwater Mapping Project

Updates from Geoscience BC.

Project Details

International World Water Day

International World Water Day is held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. See what local youth have to say about water!

YouTube Video.

PRRD Water Quality Baseline

September 16, 2016 Tour Presentation.

Groundwater Intrinsic Vulnerability Mapping in NE BC


PRRD Water Quality Database and Analysis

Prepared by GW Solutions Inc.

Water Quality Report September 2016

Appendix 1 – Guidelines

Appendix 2 – Piper Plots

Appendix 3 – Canadian Water Quality Guidelines

Appendix 4 – Water Quality Index Federal Guidelines

Appendix 5 – BC Ministry of Environment Guidelines

Appendix 6 – Surface Water Scatter Plots

Finlay Arm Finlay River Fox River Kiskatinaw River
Lower Beatton Lower Halfway Lower Peace Lower Sikanni Chief
Mesilinka Milligan Creek Murray Peace Arm
Pine Smoky Toodoggone Upper Beatton
Upper Halfway Upper Muskwa Upper Peace Upper Sikanni Chief

Appendix 7 – Trend Analysis

Appendix 8 – Groundwater Types

Appendix 9 – Federal Guidelines

Appendix 10 – BC Provincial Guidelines

Appendix 11 – Aquifer Scatter Plots

Appendix 12 – Groundwater Trend Analysis

Groundwater 3D Data and Viewer

Following the completion of the PRRD Groundwater Baseline Project, the 3D images describing the aquifers and the groundwater regime are available for download and viewing. In order to view the 3D data file you will need to download the free viewer Leapfrog Viewer. You will be asked to provide your name and a valid email address in order to download the program from their site. If you have questions on the Leapfrog Viewer please review the Quickstart and Reference guide documents provided on Leapfrog’s site.

PRRD 3D Scenes data file

Water Articles

British Columbia/Alberta Partnership for Applied Long-Term Watershed Management Research in the Peace River Region’s Upper

Geoscience BC Northeast British Columbia Water Studies

Introduction to the Northeast British Columbia Aquifer Project and Streamflow Modelling Decision Support Tool

Workshop on Water Issues in the BC Peace Region

Other Water Projects Happening in the Region

The Montney Shale Gas Play in northeast British Columbia is a world-class unconventional natural gas resource. Operations in the Montney are moving into development drilling, which will increase the demand for water and deep sites for the disposal of fluids. Provincial, First Nations and local governments, industry, communities, and environmental groups all want to ensure that water sources are carefully managed during natural gas development.

PRRD Groundwater Baseline Project-FAQ’s

What is this project about? – FAQ’s


PRRD Groundwater Baseline Project

The PRRD Groundwater Baseline Project is being conducted by GW Solutions for the Peace River Regional District. The project will establish a comprehensive understanding of regional groundwater resources and share that information with PRRD residents. 


PRRD Groundwater Baseline Project Update

Groundwater Baseline Project Meeting Notes:
May 5, 2015, Dawson Creek
May 6, 2015, Chetwynd
May 7, 2015, Fort St. John


Public Outreach Executive Summary



Information Bulletin

Routine well testing encouraged

Groundwater Pilot Project Update

August 2015 Pilot Project Update

2015 – 2016 Aquifer Characterization in Northeast BC Sampling Plan