Abstract

An investigation of the groundwater flow systems associated with the most prominent topographic expression in the Okanagan Highland (a U-shaped valley) revealed that the hydraulic conductivity of the crystalline rock varies exponentially with depth, and that the local flow systems within the upper 125 to 150 ft of the crystalline rock conduct an estimated 10 to 17 Imperial gallons per day per foot thickness in a two-dimensional flow system. These local flow systems are quantitatively the most significant in the Okanagan Highland.

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