Water Wells

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Water Wells Drilled:

Groundwater Information Centre (April, 2010). Alberta Environment: Alberta Groundwater Data (Microsoft Access Database).

--> Numbers Calculated Manually.
--> Includes all types of wells available in database including scientific wells and plugged wells.
--> Wells are listed based on whichever of the three variables came first: The date when construction was started,  the date when construction was finished, or the date when the report was submitted. Many wells did not have at least one of these pieces of information.
--> In addition to this list, there are 22922 well drilling records which do not have a date.

Cumulative Water Wells Drilled:Calculated based on the previous column. Note: The database lists 63 wells that were drilled prior to 1900, and these are included in the cumulative totals.