Subsurface (Geology)

Information related to sub-surface geology and reserves in the province of Alberta. For more geological reports, digital data, and maps, please see the Alberta Geological Survey.

Product Name

Alberta’s Base of Groundwater Protection (BGWP) Elevations

Frequency of Publication

The BGWP elevation data provide BGWP elevations (metres above sea level) for every legal subdivision (LSD) across Alberta, with the exception of the mountainous region and the NE quarter of Alberta. The BGWP is the best estimate of the elevation of the base of the formation in which nonsaline groundwater occurs at that location. The BGWP elevation data are provided through an online query tool and in a pdf map and as statistical data in an Access database.


BGWP Query Tool HTML None self-serve  
BGWP Area Map PDF None self-serve  

Individual Products

Database, last update 2016 Access $113.00