Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment (Part B) - Southern Red River Valley

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Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Ground Water Mapping Program
Abstract Arc/INFO coverages (as export files), and ARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of the Southern Red River Valley RHA study area.
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Time Period of Content Date 1995
Currentness Reference Duration of Study, approx. 1995-1996; published in xxxx. Content reflects the geologic information available at the time of study.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Ground Water Mapping Unit
Ordering Instructions This online linkage is to the DNR Ground Water Mapping GIS Web site. Each individual data layer, as listed in the Entity and Attribute section, is posted, with links to layer-level metadata, arc export files, and ArcView shapefiles. Alternatively, download a zipfile containing all arc export files or all shapefiles.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" in Section 6 of this metadata.

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Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment (Part B) - Southern Red River Valley

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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Ground Water Mapping Program
Title Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment (Part B) - Southern Red River Valley
Abstract Arc/INFO coverages (as export files), and ARCVIEW shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of the Southern Red River Valley RHA study area.
Purpose Geographic information systems (GIS) layers were created to cartographically depict and spatially analyze data used in the production of the Southern Red River Valley RHA study area, Part B.

A Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment (RHA) is a systematic study of a multi-county region's geologic and ground-water resources. Geologic studies focus on near-surface deposits. Ground-water studies include flow systems, aquifer capacity, ground-water chemistry, and sand and gravel deposits. Sensitivity of near ground-water systems is estimated.
Time Period of Content Date 1995
Currentness Reference Duration of Study, approx. 1995-1996; published in xxxx. Content reflects the geologic information available at the time of study.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Southern Red River Valley, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -98.00
-96.00
48.00
46.00
Place Keywords Southern Red River Valley, Minnesota, Norman County (all), Clay County (all), Wilkin County (all), Mahnomen County (partial), Becker County (partial), Otter Tail County (partial); Traverse County (partial), Grant County (partial).
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformation, Water Chemistry, Wells, Ground Water, Surface Water, Geology, Pollution Sensitivity, Aquifer Yield, Potentiometric Surface, Water Table, Hydrogeology
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Contact Person Information Randy McGregor, GIS Specialist
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-297-4591
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: randy.mcgregor@dnr.state.mn.us
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Browse Graphic File Description .pdf file representing one of the map plates from the RHA
Associated Data Sets Paper Maps for this data set are available from the Minnesota Geological Survey Map Sales Office, 2642 University Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55114, (612) 627-4782.

RHA-3, Part A. K.L. Harris, project manager, Quaternary geology--southern Red River Valley, Minnesota. 1995. 2 pls. Scale 1:200,000 and 1:750,000. Plate 1, Surficial geologic map; plate 2, Quaternary stratigraphy. $15.00. Flat (rolled) or folded. Digital files are in dos self-extracting zip format.

RHA-3, Part B. Southern Red River Valley, Minnesota. J. Falteisek, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, editor and project supervisor. 2000. 2 pls. Scale 1:200,000. Continues numbering of RHA-3, Part A. Plate 3, surficial hydrogeology; plate 4, sensitivity of surficial aquifers to pollution. $15.00.

RHA-3, Part A. Digital format. See:
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/rrv.html

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency Data are topologically correct using Arc/Info 7.1.1
Completeness Complete
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Not Available
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not Applicable
Lineage Review of available data: Investigations begin with a review of existing information, such as earlier geologic maps, soil maps, hydrologic reports, and information provided by well drillers. Drillers send water well logs to the Minnesota Geological Survey, where they are reviewed, interpreted, and entered into the County Well Index (CWI), an interactive data base of water-well information.

Collection of data from the field: Field studies are conducted to measure static water level elevations and chemistry of selected wells. These studies, combined with pre-existing data, are used to create models of water-table hydrogeology (elevation, potentiometric surface, potential yield, flow direction), and sensitivity of the near-surface ground water system to pollution.

Creation of GIS layers: Using a variety of techniques, data is converted into Arc/INFO coverages or ARCVIEW shapefiles for cartographic display and spatial analysis.
Source Scale Denominator 200000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Arc/Info
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point, Line, Polygon
Tiling Scheme Southern Red River Valley study area, comprising the area of Minnesota within USGS 1:100,000 scale tile-sheets 1910 (Ada), 2310 (Fargo), and 2710 (Wahpeton).
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution
UTM Zone Number 15E
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview 16 GIS data layers were created by DNR Waters for The Southern Red River Valley RHA, Part B, which includes two plates:

Plate 3 - Hydrogeology of the Water Table
Plate 4 - Sensitivity of the Water Table to Pollution

Both Arc/Info coverages (as export files) and ARCVIEW shapefiles are available.

Coverages used in more than one plate:

CHEMPT - Wells sample by DNR staff for chemistry

Coverages used in Plate 3: Hydrogeology of the Water Table:

CRETBND - Extent of Cretaceous Aquifer
DRPOTLN - Potentiometric surface of the deep regional water system
GMREG - Geomorphic regions
GWATELPT - Ground water elevation at several location
GWFLOW - Ground water flow direction - water table and deep regional system
GWSHED - Ground water watersheds
HREGDEEP - Deep hydrologic regimes
HREGSURF - Surficial hydrologic regimes
MAJAQ - Major aquifers
SWATELPT - Surface water elevation - point data from several locations
SWCHEMPT - Surface water chemistry at several locations
WTELLN - Water table elevation contours
WTELPT - Water table elevation locations

Coverages used in Plate 4: Sensitivity of the Water Table to Pollution:

DTWPY - Depth to water, polygons
GWSL2PY - Sensitivity of the water table to pollution, polygons
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation See metadata for each individual GIS layer at the DNR Ground Water Mapping Website:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/programs/gw_section/mapping/meta/rha/r03_srrv/r03b_met.html#entatt
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date 2000
Contact Person Information Randy McGregor
GIS Specialist
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Ground Water Mapping Unit
500 Lafayette Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-297-4591
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: randy.mcgregor@dnr.state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier rha3_b
Distribution Liability This map was prepared from publicly available information only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the factual data on which this map is based. However, the Department of Natural Resources does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or any implied uses of these data.

Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Transfer Format Name Arc Export or Arcview Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number Arc 7.1.1
Transfer Size 1.6 MB (arc export files)/ 2.1 MB (shapefiles)
Ordering Instructions This online linkage is to the DNR Ground Water Mapping GIS Web site. Each individual data layer, as listed in the Entity and Attribute section, is posted, with links to layer-level metadata, arc export files, and ArcView shapefiles. Alternatively, download a zipfile containing all arc export files or all shapefiles.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/11/2007
Contact Person Information Randy McGregor, GIS Specialist
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Ground Water Mapping Unit
500 Lafayette Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-297-4591
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: randy.mcgregor@dnr.state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.04
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/11/2007