Baseline England and Wales

Piper diagram

BGS carried out investigations of the baseline quality of groundwater in aquifers of England and Wales between the late 1990s and 2015. A series of 23 reports and an overall synthesis report were produced as part of this investigation in a collaboration between BGS and the Environment Agency between 2002 and 2005. These are available for download below.

Reports in the Baseline Series 2002 – 2005

These reports were produced through a collaboration between BGS and the Environment Agency.

  1. The Triassic sandstones of the Vale of York
  2. The Permo-Triassic sandstones of west Cheshire and the Wirral
  3. The Permo-Triassic Sandstones of South Staffordshire and North Worcestershire
  4. The Chalk of Dorset
  5. The Chalk of the North Downs, Kent and east Surrey
  6. The Chalk of the Colne and Lee River catchments
  7. The great and inferior oolite of the Cotswolds District
  8. The Permo-Triassic sandstones of Manchester and east Cheshire
  9. The Lower Greensand of southern England
  10. The Chalk aquifer of Yorkshire and North Humberside
  11. The Bridport sands of Dorset and Somerset
  12. The Devonian aquifer of South Wales and Herefordshire
  13. The Great Ouse chalk aquifer, East Anglia
  14. The Corallian of Oxfordshire and Wiltshire
  15. The Palaeogene of the Wessex Basin
  16. The granites of south-west England
  17. The Ordovician and Silurian meta-sedimentary aquifers of central and south-west Wales
  18. The Millstone Grit of Northern England
  19. The Permo-Triassic sandstones of Liverpool and Rufford
  20. The Permo-Triassic sandstone aquifer of Shropshire
  21. The Chalk and Crag of north Norfolk and the Waveney catchment
  22. The Carboniferous limestone of Northern England
  23. The Lincolnshire limestone

Additional BGS reports 2006 – 2015