County Geologic Atlases - Part A

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,200,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
U of MN - MN Geological Survey
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2016
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 03b
Appropriation Language

$1,200,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to continue the acceleration of the production of county geologic atlases that define aquifer boundaries and the connection of aquifers to the land surface and surface water resources for the purpose of sustainable management of surface water and groundwater resources. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2016, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,200,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$1,200,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
17.43
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Description of Funds
ENRTF
Project Overview

The Minnesota County Geologic Atlas program is an ongoing effort begun in 1979 that is being conducted jointly by the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Geological Survey and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This portion, called Part A and conducted by the Minnesota Geological Survey, collects geologic information to produce maps and databases that define aquifer boundaries and the connection of aquifers to the land surface and surface water resources. The information is used in planning and environmental protection efforts at all levels of government, by businesses, and by homeowners to ensure sound and sustainable planning, management, and protection of water resources used for drinking, agriculture, industry, and more. This appropriation will initiate Part A geologic atlases for three additional counties yet to be determined depending on county participation and other priorities.

Project Manager
First Name
Dale
Last Name
Setterholm
Organization Name
U of MN - MN Geological Survey
Street Address
2609 Territorial Rd
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55114
Phone
(612) 626-5119
Email
sette001@umn.edu