Ground Water Web Applications
This webpage contains links to online interactive applications related to
ground water. Some of the applications allow the user to download non-GIS ground
water data (for downloadable GIS ground water data click the "GIS Data" link
above). The page is organized by geographic scope:
Ground Water Level Data: Obwells
Hydrographs, well descriptions and water level data for
each well in the Ground Water Level Observation Well (Obwell) Database.
Tool to describe, quantify and compare watershed health based on five
components: Hydrology, Connectivity, Biology, Geomorphology, and Water
Quality. Within these components are ground water data layers such as well
index, water use permits, potential contaminant sites, superfund sites,
ground water recharge, and karst features.
MGS / MDH / MDA
County Well Index
(CWI) Online (MGS, MDH)
Interactive map of water-well information such as location, depth and static water
level. It also includes data on Wellhead Protection Areas and Special Well
- Source Water Protection Web
Mapping Application (MDA, MDH)
Basic information about the
drinking water and the probability that they may be
impacted by potential contamination sources. Includes source
water assessments, wellhead protection areas, drinking water supply
management areas and wellhead protection vulnerability.
- USGS Ground-Water
Data for Minnesota
The National Water Information System's Minnesota data includes real-time, daily, monthly
and annual statistics for selected wells in addition to manual field water-level measurements for
over 90,000 wells.
Active Water Level Network
Water levels and other
information from wells that have been measured by the USGS or its
cooperators at least once within the past 365 days.
Twin Cities (Met Council)
Interactive mapping tool that includes ground water data layers.
information based on a location entered as an address, zip, city,
county or place name. Groundwater-related information includes: water
conditions, drinking water sources and status, pollutant levels at
monitoring stations, new/expiring facility permits, superfund sites, brownfields, hazardous waste sites and community cleanups.
Interactively use maps and aerial photos to
locate EPA-regulated facilities that may contribute to groundwater
Information Source Abbreviations
DNR = Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (followed by the
division name, e.g., "Waters" for "Division of Waters")
EPA = United States Environmental Protection Agency
EQB = Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
MDA = Minnesota Department of Agriculture
MDH = Minnesota Department of Health
Met Council = Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
MPCA = Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
USGS = United States Geological Survey