Oak Ridges Moraine - Areas of High Aquifer Vulnerability

Coordinate system: 26917 - "NAD83 / UTM zone 17N"


The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (“Plan”) is an ecologically-based plan established by the Ontario government to provide land use and resource management direction for the 190,000 hectares of land and water within the Moraine.

This dataset depicts areas of high aquifer vulnerability on the Oak Ridges Moraine.

An understanding of regional groundwater conditions and their inherent vulnerability to contamination is critical to maintaining ecological and sustainable use functions. Aquifer vulnerability mapping is a tool that can be used to protect groundwater resources and their ultimate use. Aquifer vulnerability maps identify areas where contamination of surface water is more or less likely to result in the contamination of groundwater.

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