EDA: Groundwater programs

EDA tools include analytical data from these programs:

  • Ambient Groundwater Monitoring
  • Groundwater Monitoring and Assessment
  • Open and Closed Landfill programs

Other organizations involved with groundwater monitoring

  • Board of Soil and Water Resources provides outreach and comprehensive water planning to local government officials, planners and managers.
  • Metropolitan Council is responsible for planning the regional water supply for the seven-county metropolitan region. As a part of this responsibility, the council periodically updates data and information on water supply and demand and prepares water-use projections for the metropolitan area.
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture monitors groundwater for the presence of agricultural chemicals.
  • Minnesota Department of Health has water-quality information for approximately 16,000 public water supply wells.
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources tracks groundwater use and levels, and in some cases oversees tests to determine whether pumping a new or existing well affects water levels in nearby wells. They have groundwater level information available for about 1,500 observation wells.
  • Minnesota Geological Survey maintains the County Well Index database which has water-level data from more than 300,000 wells statewide and the ability to select data by aquifer, location, and other parameters.