Garibaldi at Squamish will be drilling wells on Brohm Ridge to test “promising anomalies” when it comes to water availability in the area.
In July, GAS consultants completed Transient Electromagnetic Vertical Survey Test (TEVST) in search of water on the proposed resort on Mount Garibaldi.
This work involved hiking a small but highly powered survey tool in the main village area of the resort in search of “anomalies” in the terrain that indicate below-ground aquifers, the company has noted in its latest newsletter.
“At the end of July, the results were in and the good news is that there are two very promising ‘anomalies’ within the Main Village area,” the company says.
“The next step is to drill test wells (6” bore holes) at these anomalies and carry out pump tests for water quality, water quantity, and also to ensure that pumping from the aquifers doesn’t disrupt surface flow.”
Garibaldi at Squamish says it is also working with Squamish Nation to proceed with the test wells.
Meanwhile, the company is also installing three additional flow monitoring stations in the project area.
The stations will measure water flow in watercourses throughout the year, and the readings will be used to establish baseline flow data.
“The baseline data will tell us how surface flow currently works on the mountain,” the company says.
In February, the company announced its plan to find a water source on the resort to develop the first two phases of development without drawing water from Paradise Valley.
The company is also working on a name change for Garibaldi at Squamish.