Berlin Environmental Atlas

02.12 Groundwater Levels of the Main Aquifer and Panke Valley Aquifer

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Map 02.12 Groundwater Levels 2005 (Edition 2005)

Explanations and Imprint of the Map
  1. The city-wide existent main aquifer is built predominantly out of sands and gravel of the Saale ice-age. In the pleistoceine glacial valley, the groundwater surface is free or unconfined, while on the plateaus under an aquitard of clay or marl the hydro-static pressure leads to an artesian aquifer with confined groundwater.
  2. In the Panke-valley an autonomous bigger groundwater reserve with free groundwater surface occurs above the aquitard of clay or marl of the Barnim-plateau, Vistula Ice Age and Holocene.
  3. On the plateaus there can be temporary suspended groundwater ("stack water").

Imprint of the Map

1 : 50 000

Published by:
Senate Department for Urban Development in Berlin
Unit Communication

Unit VIII E 3 (Geology and Groundwater Management)

Scientifical Editing:
Alexander Limberg, Ulrike Hörmann

Cartographical Editing:
Wolfhard Schröter

1907 groundwater measured data and 40 surface water measured data from measurement net works of state groundwater survey Berlin, water supply Berlin, water work Brandenburg and state environmental administration Brandenburg, May 2005.

Data from:
May 2005

Based on the maps:
Overview map Berlin 1 : 50 000 RD,
Geological view Berlin

Revised Edition 2005

Map as PDF-Document

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