GSNI 1:250K Bedrock Aquifer (Metadata)

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Provider: Geological Survey of Northern Ireland

Responsible Party: Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (owner)

Environment

These data show the classification of bedrock, as mapped at 1:250 000 scale, into aquifer categories. This classification was initially undertaken to support groundwater assessments undertaken for the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC). The classification was produced on behalf of Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) (DoE, Northern Ireland) and is the standard classification currently used for assessing activities which may impact on groundwater resources.

The classification comprises six categories of bedrock aquifer, based upon relative resource productivity and flow type.

  • Bh (f) - High potential productivity fracture flow. High to moderate yields probable, however dependence on fracture flow makes poorer yields possible. Generally includes element of regional flow (kms).

  • Bh (l-f) - High potential productivity fracture/intergranular flow. High to moderate yields probable, however part dependence on fracture flow makes poorer yields possible. Dual porosity. Generally includes element of regional flow.

  • Bh (f-k) - High potential productivity fracture flow with karstic element. High to moderate yields probable, however dependence on fracture flow makes poorer yields possible. Evidence of karstic flow. Generally includes element of regional flow.

  • Bm (f) - Moderate potential productivity fracture flow. High to moderate yields possible in places however dependence on fracture flow makes poorer yields possible. Potential element of regional flow, but local flow significant.

  • Bl (f) - Limited potential productivity fracture flow. Moderate yields unusual. Low yields more common. Regional flow limited. Mainly shallow, local flow.

  • Bp (f) - Poor potential productivity fracture flow. Small supplies may be possible but strata rarely exploited. Negligible regional flow. Limited local flow.

The classification is intended to represent general regional differences in resource potential and dominant groundwater flow mechanisms in bedrock units as mapped at 1:250 000 scale across Northern Ireland. The classification is not intended to identify, for bedrock at a specific site location, what the aquifer properties are or what the yield will be in a borehole drilled into the bedrock strata at that location. Due to natural geological variability and data availability, this map cannot and is not intended to represent actual conditions on a site-specific scale.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 55.5369° to 53.8869°
Longitude: -8.1906° to -5.2563°

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Added to data.gov.uk 06/12/2013
Theme Environment
Themes (secondary) Health
Temporal coverage 1/8/2013 - 1/8/2013
Harvest URL http://www.spatialni.gov.uk/geoportal/csw/discovery?Request=GetCapabilities&Service=CSW
Harvest date 18/02/2014 16:30
Metadata date 14/2/2014
Harvest GUID {4D1CCC95-13E3-498F-B22F-AA0BA8649B6A}
Extent Latitude: 55.5369° to 53.8869°
Longitude: -8.1906° to -5.2563°
Spatial reference system 29902
Dataset reference date 31/7/2013 (publication)
Frequency of update notPlanned
Responsible party Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (owner)
Access constraints (e) intellectual property rights;, Use of data is subject to agreement with the relevant terms and conditions. An annual licence fee is applicable for data use.
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Metadata language English
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