DMT Geosciences’ geophysics group recently completed the field data acquisition of refraction seismic, multichannel analysis of surface waves (MASW) and ground penetrating RADAR (GPR) on Cougar Creek for Thurber Engineering and the town of Canmore. This forms part of a larger study on how best to mitigate against future debris floods. The geophysical data provides information about the depth to bedrock and the nature of the subsurface materials. An evaluation of ground conditions will permit the design of structures to contain future debris flows along Cougar Creek.
This is a follow on to our work earlier this year on flood mitigation studies south of Calgary.