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Initial report on borehole drilling in the Dumfries aquifer

By B.E. O Dochartaigh


The Dumfries Aquifer Basin is being investigated in detail on behalf of SEPA, Scottish Water and NERC. As part of this study, four exploratory boreholes have been drilled at three separate sites in order to provide data on the eastern part of the basin. The basic drilling and constructional details are recorded in this report. Further data gathering is proposed, including detailed hydrochemical and down-hole geophysical evaluations

Publisher: British Geological Survey
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:12653

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