The purpose of this guide is to make it easier for you to find Minnesota groundwater information and expertise including groundwater data, maps, reports, government programs, regulations, recommended methodologies and more. Previously, there was no central access point for these resources. This project attempts to provide a user-friendly Internet gateway, or portal, to the information and expertise. This site provides a "one-stop-shopping" interface for Minnesota Groundwater Information.
How the Guide Can Help You
Responsibilities for Minnesota's groundwater reside with numerous organizations according to laws, practical considerations and other factors. Therefore, groundwater data, maps, reports, project files, regulatory contacts and technical experts are distributed among numerous organizations. This can pose a challenge for people seeking groundwater information or expertise. This project endeavors to help Minnesotans by researching, organizing and listing these resources with their web site addresses and telephone numbers so web site visitors will not all have to repeat the work individually.
The Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS) (http://www.mngs.umn.edu/) and the Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA) (http://www.mgwa.org/) host this guide on their web sites to serve the mutual interests of all those interested in Minnesota groundwater.
Please note that this is a static website, i.e.) contact information has not been updated.