EDA: Groundwater glossary

Terms and acronyms users will run across when searching for groundwater information in EDA.

Use the HTML icon MPCA glossary for definitions of these terms used to describe groundwater. 

  • County well index (CWI)
  • Health based value (HBV)
  • Health risk limit (HRL)
  • Maximum contaminant level (MCL)
  • Maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG)
  • Site name
  • Station ID
  • Station name
  • Station type

Program types

  • Ambient groundwater monitoring and assessment
  • Cleanup
  • Landfills

Analyte Groups

  • Inorganic
  • Metals
  • Other organics
  • Pesticides and PCBs
  • Physical observations
  • Semi-volatile organics
  • Volatile organics