A report was prepared to provide a conceptual understanding of water availability and use in the Cataraqui Source Protection Area. The water budget accounted for all the water that moves into and out of a watershed (including evaporation, precipitation, and runoff) as well as the movement of water within the watershed (including groundwater recharge and infiltration).

The report was completed in October, 2009. It was used as a technical resource reference document during the development of the Cataraqui Source Protection Plan.

Because the file size of the study is large, the document has been separated into sections for easier download:

Full Text of the Drinking Water Source Protection Water Budget: Conceptual Report »


Components of a water budget