Acceleration of the County Geologic Atlas Program II

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Geological Survey
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Mapping
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Brown
Cass
Dodge
Hennepin
Isanti
Lake
Redwood
St. Louis
Wadena
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Chapter 137 Article 2 Section 10
Appropriation Language

$615,000 the first year and $615,000 the second year are for developing county geologic atlases. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$615,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
3.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Within the period of this grant substantial progress or completion of three county geologic atlases should be achieved.  If more than three projects are conducted, proportionally less progress on each project will be achieved.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Databases of well construction data are finished for Cass, Isanti, Dodge, Hennepin, and Washington counties and work continues in St. Louis and Lake counties.  The Washington CGA update should be complete in January of 2016.  Compilation of the surficial geology maps for Isanti, Dodge, Hennepin, and Cass is underway.  Drilling is underway for Cass County. 

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Chapter 137 Article 2 Section 10
Appropriation Language

$615,000 the first year and $615,000 the second year are for developing county geologic atlases. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$615,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
7.25
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Each county geologic atlas costs about $350,000, so this $615,000 will fund about 1.75 atlases. As a practical matter, the funding is applied to many atlases which are partially funded by Legacy funds and partially funded by other sources.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The last stages of work for the Wadena, Redwood, and Brown CGAs are being funded. Redwood is being printed, and Wadena and Brown will follow closely. The Washington CGA has been printed and delivered. The Dodge, Lake, and St. Louis CGAs have been moved to other funding sources. The database for Dodge is complete and surficial and bedrock maps are under construction. The work in the Arrowhead has been divided into subprojects, and the first of three bedrock maps will be complete mid-summer. Another will follow in a year. The surficial geology has four subprojects and the first map will be complete late this year. The Hennepin CGA has been moved to other funding. The database work is nearly complete as is the surficial geology map. The bedrock map is also well along. The Cass and Isanti CGAs are the main focus of this funding stream currently. In Cass, drilling is complete and the surficial map will be drafted late this year. Bedrock work is also well underway. In Isanti County the database is complete, and the surficial and bedrock maps are very near completion. These phases are followed by work on the glacial subsurface mapping.

Project Overview

This project will accelerate production of County Geologic Atlases (part A). An atlas is a set of geologic maps and associated databases for a county that facilitate informed management of natural resources, especially water and minerals.

Project Details

This grant has supported progress on County Geologic Atlases for Cass, Isanti, Dodge, St. Louis, and Lake counties, and updates to the Hennepin and Washington Atlases.

Project Manager
Salutation
Mr.
First Name
Dale
Last Name
Setterholm
Organization Name
Minnesota Geological Survey
Street Address
2609 Territorial Road
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55114
Phone
612-626-5119
Email
sette001@umn.edu