Ground Water Scientific Reports for Minnesota
This webpage contains links to scientific ground water reports for Minnesota (for downloadable GIS ground water data click the "GIS Data" link above), and is organized by geographic scope:
Ambient Ground Water Monitoring and Landfill Monitoring - Data and
Baseline studies of various chemicals in Minnesota's domestic wells.
Atlas of the United States: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin (USGS)
Introduction to the region's ground water resources.
Ground water sensitivity (DNR Waters)
Description of levels of pollution sensitivity assessment.
- Water Governance Evaluation: Appendix D: Literature Survey (2013)
- Long-Term Protection of the State's Surface Water and Groundwater Resources (2010)
- Minnesota Watermarks: Gauging the Flow of Progress 2000 – 2010 (2000)
- Summary of the Minnesota water plan: Directions for protecting and conserving Minnesota's water (1991)
- Minnesota water plan: Directions for protecting and conserving
Minnesota's waters (1991)
Use of Minnesota’s Renewable Water Resources: Moving Toward Sustainability
Report assessing the availability of water to meet the state's long range needs.
County Geologic Atlases and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessments
Described on MnGeo's geology information webpage. See especially "Part B" which covers hydrogeology and ground water sensitivity information.
Master Water Supply Planning (Met Council)
Includes both ground water and surface water supplies.
MGS Current Publications
Lists localized studies, maps and reports.
Hydrogeology of the
Paleozoic Bedrock in Southeastern Minnesota (MGS)
- LCMR supported ground
water projects and reports (MGS)
Projects and reports (with maps) regarding hydrogeology on the Mesabi Iron Range and Prairie du Chien Aquifer, supported by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.
Information Source Abbreviations
DNR = Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (followed by the
division name, e.g., "Waters" for "Division of Waters")
EQB = Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Met Council = Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
MGS = Minnesota Geological Survey
MPCA = Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
USGS = United States Geological Survey