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Water Resource Reports and Maps

Click on the water resource report map (PDF: 375k) to access reports by county, or scroll down to the table below for a complete list of water resource reports listed by county.

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Report Maps / Figures
Annapolis County
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Annapolis-Cornwallis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1968) (PDF: 7.1mb)
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Western Annapolis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1969) (PDF: 2.1mb)
  • Map (PDF: 2.3mb)
Groundwater Use Survey, Annapolis Valley NS (CBCL, 2009) (PDF: 2.6mb)  
Hydrogeological atlas of the Annapolis Valley (Rivard et al., 2007)  
Groundwater Resources for Irrigation Use at Nictaux West, Nova Scotia (Lin, 1971) (PDF: 921k)
Antigonish County
Water Resources - Strait of Canso (Strait of Canso Environment Committee, 1975) (PDF: 13.4mb)
  • Map (PDF: 36.8mb)
Cape Breton County
Regional Water Resources Sydney Coal Field, NS (Baechler, 1986) (PDF: 4.8mb)
Colchester County
A Groundwater Report on the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests Complex at Shubenacadie (Hennigar, 1970) (PDF: 8.3mb)  
Groundwater Resources Shubenacadie - Stewiacke River Basin (Lay & Nolan, White and Assoc., 1979) (PDF: 2.4mb)  
Groundwater Survey - Field Investigations Shubenacadie - Stewiake River Basin, Nova Scotia (Lay, 1979) (PDF: 2.6mb)  
Hydrogeology of the Lower Musquodoboit River Valley, Nova Scotia (Pinder, 1968) (PDF: 1.9mb)
  • Map (PDF: 335k)
Hydrogeology of the Musquodobit River Valley (Lin, 1970) (PDF: 2.6mb)
  • Map (PDF: 376k)
Hydrogeology of the Truro Area (Hennigar, 1972) (PDF: 4.9mb)
Report of the Geology and Hydrology of the Faser Brook Watershed (Hennigar, 1966) (PDF: 4.1mb)
Groundwater Survey Brookfield Area (Hennigar, 1968) (PDF: 2.3mb)  
Groundwater Survey Tatamagouche Area (Hennigar, 1968) (PDF: 922k)  
Pumping Tests Malagash and Fraser Brook (Hennigar, 1966) (PDF: 12.3mb)  
Cumberland County
Regional Water Resources Cumberland County, NS (Vaughan and Somers, 1980) (PDF: 4.7mb)
  • Map (PDF: 2.2mb)
Hydrogeology of Kelley River IHD Benchmark Basin, Cumberland County, Ns (Hennigar, 1974) (PDF: 1.6mb)
  • Map (PDF: 1.6mb)
Pumping Tests Malagash and Fraser Brook (Hennigar, 1966) (PDF: 12.3mb)  
Digby County
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Annapolis-Cornwallis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1968) (PDF: 7.1mb)
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Western Annapolis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1969) (PDF: 2.1mb)
  • Map (PDF: 2.3mb)
Hydrogeology and Groundwater Flow Systems of the Smiths Cove Area, NS (Lin, 1975) (PDF: 3.1mb)
Regional Water Resources of Southwestern NS (Porter, 1982) (PDF: 3.7mb)
  • Map (PDF: 747k)
Guysborough County
Water Resources - Strait of Canso (Strait of Canso Environment Committee, 1975) (PDF: 13.4mb)
  • Map (PDF: 36.8mb)
Halifax County
Groundwater Resources Shubenacadie - Stewiacke River Basin (Lay & Nolan, White and Assoc., 1979) (PDF: 2.4mb)  
Groundwater Survey - Field Investigations Shubenacadie - Stewiake River Basin, Nova Scotia (Lay, 1979) (PDF: 2.6mb)  
Hydrogeology of the Lower Musquodoboit River Valley, Nova Scotia (Pinder, 1968) (PDF: 1.9mb)
  • Map (PDF: 335k)
Hydrogeology of the Musquodobit River Valley (Lin, 1970) (PDF: 2.6mb)
  • Map (PDF: 376k)
Report on Test Drilling Program, Upper Lawrencetown, Halifax County (Cross, 1980) (PDF: 6.1mb)  
Groundwater Quality Survey Birch Cove and Sackville Areas (Cross and Woodlock, 1976) (PDF: 90mb)  
Hants County
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Windsor-Hansport-Walton Area, NS (Trescott, 1969) (PDF: 2.7mb)
  • Map (PDF: 2.1mb)
Groundwater Resources Shubenacadie - Stewiacke River Basin (Lay & Nolan, White and Assoc., 1979) (PDF: 2.4mb)  
Groundwater Survey - Field Investigations Shubenacadie - Stewiake River Basin, Nova Scotia (Lay, 1979) (PDF: 2.6mb)  
Groundwater Survey Falmouth Area (Hennigar, 1965) (PDF: 874k) Map (PDF: 267k)
Inverness County
Geological, Geochemical and Groundwater Investigations of Southwestern Inverness and Richmond Counties, Nova Scotia (Shea & Wallace, 1962) (PDF: 8.2mb)
Water Resources - Strait of Canso (Strait of Canso Environment Committee, 1975) (PDF: 13.4mb)
  • Map (PDF: 36.8mb)
Report on the Groundwater Survey, Inverness, NS (Pinder 1966) (PDF: 1.8mb)  
Kings County
Groundwater Development Annapolis Valley Regional Industrial Park, Kentville, NS (Callan, 1978) (PDF: 1.9mb)  
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Annapolis-Cornwallis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1968) (PDF: 7.1mb)
Hydrogeology of the Sharpe Brook IHD Watershed, Kings Count, Nova Scotia (Trescott, 1969) (PDF: 2.6mb)
  • Map (PDF: 605k)
Piezometer Nests and Groundwater Flow near Berwick, Kings County, Nova Scotia (Trescott, 1970) (PDF: 1.3mb)
Groundwater Use Survey, Annapolis Valley NS (CBCL, 2009) (PDF: 2.6mb)  
Hydrogeological atlas of the Annapolis Valley (Rivard et al., 2007)  
Trends in Groundwater Chemistry Wolfville - Berwick Area (Hennigar, 1964) (PDF: 1.2mb)  
Lunenburg County
No reports available
Pictou County
Groundwater Survey for Three Brooks Pictou County Nova Scotia (Vaughan, 1976) (PDF: 2.1mb)
  • Map (PDF: 167k)
Groundwater Survey of the Plymouth Area Pictou County, Nova Scotia (Cross and Rushton, 1976) (PDF: 2.9mb)  
Regional Water Resources Pictou County, NS (Gibb and McMullin, 1980) (PDF: 4.4mb)
Groundwater Survey Town of Pictou (Hennigar, 1968).pdf (PDF: 1mb)  
Queens County
Town of Liverpool Water Survey Summer Works Program (Cameron, 1977) (PDF: 2.9mb)  
Richmond County
Geological, Geochemical and Groundwater Investigations of Southwestern Inverness and Richmond Counties, Nova Scotia (Shea & Wallace, 1962) (PDF: 8.2mb)
Water Resources - Strait of Canso (Strait of Canso Environment Committee, 1975) (PDF: 13.4mb)
  • Map (PDF: 36.8mb)
Shelburne County
Regional Water Resources of Southwestern NS (Porter, 1982) (PDF: 3.7mb)
  • Map (PDF: 747k)
Victoria County
No reports available
Yarmouth County
Groundwater Supply Survey, Comeau's Hill, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia (Cameron, 1978) (PDF: 5.3mb)  
Regional Water Resources of Southwestern NS (Porter, 1982) (PDF: 3.7mb)
  • Map (PDF: 747k)
Sable Island
Water Resources and Environmental Geology of Sable Island, NS (Hennigar, 1976) (PDF: 4.2mb)  
All Regions
Nova Scotia Water Resources Study (Jones, 1967) (PDF: 37.9mb)  
Groundwater Hydrographs in NS 1965-81(McIntosh, 1984) (PDF: 7.2mb)  
Notes on the Hydrogeology of Nova Scotia (Lin et al, 1971).pdf (PDF: 1.2mb)