County Geologic Atlases for Sustainable Water Management - Part A

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
University of Minnesota - MN Geological Survey
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Mapping
Inventory
Digitization/Online Information Access
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art.3, Sec. 2, Subd. 03b1
Appropriation Language

$900,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year are from the trust fund to accelerate the production of county geologic atlases to provide information essential to sustainable management of ground water resources by defining aquifer boundaries and the connection of aquifers to the land surface and surface water resources. Of this appropriation, $600,000 each year is to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Geologic Survey and $300,000 each year is to the commissioner of natural resources. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2015, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Direct expenses
$600,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
3.05
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art.3, Sec. 2, Subd. 03b1
Appropriation Language

$900,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year are from the trust fund to accelerate the production of county geologic atlases to provide information essential to sustainable management of ground water resources by defining aquifer boundaries and the connection of aquifers to the land surface and surface water resources. Of this appropriation, $600,000 each year is to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Geologic Survey and $300,000 each year is to the commissioner of natural resources. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2015, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Direct expenses
$600,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
3.04
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

PROJECT OVERVIEW
The Minnesota County Geologic Atlas program is an ongoing effort begun in 1982 that is being conducted jointly by the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Geological Survey and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The program collects information on the geology of Minnesota to create maps and reports depicting the characteristics and pollution sensitivity of Minnesota's ground-water resources and their interaction with surface waters. The information from County Geologic Atlases 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:

  • Support completion of geologic atlases for Carlton, McLeod, Carver, Benton, and Chisago counties.
  • Support ongoing work on geologic atlases for Anoka, Blue Earth, Clay, Nicollet, Renville, Sibley, and Wright counties;
  • Initiate geologic atlases for three or more additional counties;
  • Make collected data available in a digital format.
Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Dale
Last Name
Setterholm
Organization Name
U of MN - MN Geological Survey
Street Address
2642 University Ave W
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55114-1057
Phone
(612) 627-4780 x2
Email
sette001@umn.edu