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Annapolis County
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Annapolis-Cornwallis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1968)PDF Download Link (PDF:7.1mb)
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Western Annapolis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1969)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.1mb)
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Groundwater Use Survey, Annapolis Valley NS (CBCL, 2009)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.6mb)  
Hydrogeological atlas of the Annapolis Valley (Rivard et al., 2007)  
Canadian groundwater inventory: regional hydrogeological characterization of the Annapolis Valley aquifers (Rivard et al., 2012)  
Groundwater Resources for Irrigation Use at Nictaux West, Nova Scotia (Lin, 1971)PDF Download Link (PDF:921k)
Antigonish County
Water Resources - Strait of Canso (Strait of Canso Environment Committee, 1975)PDF Download Link (PDF:13.4mb)
  • MapPDF Download Link (PDF:36.8mb)
Cape Breton County
Regional Water Resources Sydney Coal Field, NS (Baechler, 1986)PDF Download Link (PDF:4.8mb)
Colchester County
A Groundwater Report on the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests Complex at Shubenacadie (Hennigar, 1970)PDF Download Link (PDF:8.3mb)  
Groundwater Resources Shubenacadie - Stewiacke River Basin (Lay & Nolan, White and Assoc., 1979)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.4mb)  
Groundwater Survey - Field Investigations Shubenacadie - Stewiake River Basin, Nova Scotia (Lay, 1979)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.6mb)  
Hydrogeology of the Lower Musquodoboit River Valley, Nova Scotia (Pinder, 1968)PDF Download Link (PDF:1.9mb)
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Hydrogeology of the Musquodobit River Valley (Lin, 1970)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.6mb)
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Hydrogeology of the Truro Area (Hennigar, 1972)PDF Download Link (PDF:4.9mb)
Report of the Geology and Hydrology of the Faser Brook Watershed (Hennigar, 1966)PDF Download Link (PDF:4.1mb)
Groundwater Survey Brookfield Area (Hennigar, 1968)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.3mb)  
Groundwater Survey Tatamagouche Area (Hennigar, 1968)PDF Download Link (PDF:922k)  
Pumping Tests Malagash and Fraser Brook (Hennigar, 1966)PDF Download Link (PDF:12.3mb)  
Cumberland County
Regional Water Resources Cumberland County, NS (Vaughan and Somers, 1980)PDF Download Link (PDF:4.7mb)
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Hydrogeology of Kelley River IHD Benchmark Basin, Cumberland County, Ns (Hennigar, 1974)PDF Download Link (PDF:1.6mb)
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Pumping Tests Malagash and Fraser Brook (Hennigar, 1966)PDF Download Link (PDF:12.3mb)  
Digby County
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Annapolis-Cornwallis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1968)PDF Download Link (PDF:7.1mb)
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Western Annapolis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1969)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.1mb)
  • MapPDF Download Link (PDF:2.3mb)
Hydrogeology and Groundwater Flow Systems of the Smiths Cove Area, NS (Lin, 1975)PDF Download Link (PDF:3.1mb)
Regional Water Resources of Southwestern NS (Porter, 1982)PDF Download Link (PDF:3.7mb)
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Guysborough County
Water Resources - Strait of Canso (Strait of Canso Environment Committee, 1975)PDF Download Link (PDF:13.4mb)
  • MapPDF Download Link (PDF:36.8mb)
Halifax County
Groundwater Quality Survey Birch Cove and Sackville Areas (Cross and Woodlock, 1976)PDF Download Link (PDF:90mb)  
Groundwater Resources Shubenacadie - Stewiacke River Basin (Lay & Nolan, White and Assoc., 1979)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.4mb)  
Groundwater Survey - Field Investigations Shubenacadie - Stewiake River Basin, Nova Scotia (Lay, 1979)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.6mb)  
Hydrogeology of the Lower Musquodoboit River Valley, Nova Scotia (Pinder, 1968)PDF Download Link (PDF:1.9mb)
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Hydrogeology of the Musquodobit River Valley (Lin, 1970)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.6mb)
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Report on Test Drilling Program, Upper Lawrencetown, Halifax County (Cross, 1980)PDF Download Link (PDF:6.1mb)  
A Study of Groundwater Discharge as Reflected in the Hardness of Total Runoff (Pinder, 1967)PDF Download Link (PDF:916k)  
Hants County
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Windsor-Hansport-Walton Area, NS (Trescott, 1969)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.7mb)
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Groundwater Resources Shubenacadie - Stewiacke River Basin (Lay & Nolan, White and Assoc., 1979)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.4mb)  
Groundwater Survey - Field Investigations Shubenacadie - Stewiake River Basin, Nova Scotia (Lay, 1979)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.6mb)  
Groundwater Survey Falmouth Area (Hennigar, 1965)PDF Download Link (PDF:874k) MapPDF Download Link (PDF:267k)
Inverness County
Geological, Geochemical and Groundwater Investigations of Southwestern Inverness and Richmond Counties, Nova Scotia (Shea & Wallace, 1962)PDF Download Link (PDF:8.2mb)
Water Resources - Strait of Canso (Strait of Canso Environment Committee, 1975)PDF Download Link (PDF:13.4mb)
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Report on the Groundwater Survey, Inverness, NS (Pinder 1966)PDF Download Link (PDF:1.8mb)  
Kings County
Groundwater Development Annapolis Valley Regional Industrial Park, Kentville, NS (Callan, 1978)PDF Download Link (PDF:1.9mb)  
Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of the Annapolis-Cornwallis Valley, NS (Trescott, 1968)PDF Download Link (PDF:7.1mb)
Hydrogeology of the Sharpe Brook IHD Watershed, Kings Count, Nova Scotia (Trescott, 1969)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.6mb)
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Piezometer Nests and Groundwater Flow near Berwick, Kings County, Nova Scotia (Trescott, 1970)PDF Download Link (PDF:1.3mb)
Groundwater Use Survey, Annapolis Valley NS (CBCL, 2009)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.6mb)  
Hydrogeological atlas of the Annapolis Valley (Rivard et al., 2007)  
Canadian groundwater inventory: regional hydrogeological characterization of the Annapolis Valley aquifers (Rivard et al., 2012)  
Trends in Groundwater Chemistry Wolfville - Berwick Area (Hennigar, 1964)PDF Download Link (PDF:1.2mb)  
Wolfville Aquifer Evaluation (Trescott, 1969)PDF Download Link (PDF:4.7mb)  
Wolfville Six Month Pumping Test (Trescott, 1970)PDF Download Link (PDF:3.7mb)  
Lunenburg County
No reports available
Pictou County
Groundwater Survey for Three Brooks Pictou County Nova Scotia (Vaughan, 1976)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.1mb)
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Groundwater Survey of the Plymouth Area Pictou County, Nova Scotia (Cross and Rushton, 1976)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.9mb)  
Regional Water Resources Pictou County, NS (Gibb and McMullin, 1980)PDF Download Link (PDF:4.4mb)
Groundwater Survey Town of Pictou (Hennigar, 1968).pdfPDF Download Link (PDF:1mb) AppendicesPDF Download Link: ! File not found
Queens County
Town of Liverpool Water Survey Summer Works Program (Cameron, 1977)PDF Download Link (PDF:2.9mb)  
Richmond County
Geological, Geochemical and Groundwater Investigations of Southwestern Inverness and Richmond Counties, Nova Scotia (Shea & Wallace, 1962)PDF Download Link (PDF:8.2mb)
Water Resources - Strait of Canso (Strait of Canso Environment Committee, 1975)PDF Download Link (PDF:13.4mb)
  • MapPDF Download Link (PDF:36.8mb)
Shelburne County
Regional Water Resources of Southwestern NS (Porter, 1982)PDF Download Link (PDF:3.7mb)
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Groundwater Surve - Town of Shelburne (NS Department of Mines, 1965)PDF Download Link (PDF:30.5mb)
Victoria County
No reports available
Yarmouth County
Groundwater Supply Survey, Comeau's Hill, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia (Cameron, 1978)PDF Download Link (PDF:5.3mb)  
Regional Water Resources of Southwestern NS (Porter, 1982)PDF Download Link (PDF:3.7mb)
  • MapPDF Download Link (PDF:747k)
Sable Island
Water Resources and Environmental Geology of Sable Island, NS (Hennigar, 1976)PDF Download Link (PDF:4.2mb)  
Groundwater Resources of Sable Island, Nova Scotia (Kennedy et al., 2014)PDF Download Link  
All Regions
Nova Scotia Water Resources Study (Jones, 1967)PDF Download Link (PDF:37.9mb)  
Groundwater Hydrographs in NS 1965-81(McIntosh, 1984)PDF Download Link (PDF:7.2mb)  
Notes on the Hydrogeology of Nova Scotia (Lin et al, 1971).pdfPDF Download Link (PDF:1.2mb)