County Well Index Enhancement Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$303,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$365,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$390,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$390,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, Chp. 6, Art. 2, Sec 8 (d)
Appropriation Language

$303,000 the first year and $365,000 the second year are to expand the County Well Index

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$303,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.25
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

• Develop project scope and work plan for CWI update
• Evaluate workflow
• Begin entry of backlog
• Develop data entry and editing standards

Measurable Outcome(s)

• Project scope and work plan developed
• Workflow developed
• Data entry and editing standards developed
• Entered 14,000 backlogged well construction records

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, Chp. 6, Art. 2, Sec 8 (d)
Appropriation Language

$303,000 the first year and $365,000 the second year are to expand the County Well Index

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$365,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

• Develop workplan for database upgrade
• Collect stakeholder input for CWI enhancements
• Enter backlogged records

Measurable Outcome(s)

• Database workplan completed
• Entered a backlog of 26,000 well construction records
• Held internal stakeholder meetings to obtain input form CWI users on possible enhancements

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chp. 137, Art. 2, Sec 8 (d)
Appropriation Language

$390,000 the first year and $390,000 the second
year are to update and expand the county well index,
in cooperation with the commissioner of natural
resources.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$390,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

• Update database and correct errors
• Develop scope for online application upgrade
• Enter backlog of well construction records
• Scan pre-1990 well records
application.

Measurable Outcome(s)

• Updated the database operational system
• Developed scope for online application upgrade
• Entered a backlog of 45,500 well construction records
• Scanned in over 10,500 pre-1990 well records

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chp. 137, Art. 2, Sec 8 (d)
Appropriation Language

$390,000 the first year and $390,000 the second
year are to update and expand the county well index,
in cooperation with the commissioner of natural
resources.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$390,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

• Scan pre-1990 well records
• Enter the remaining backlog of well construction records
• Enhance online application

Measurable Outcome(s)

• Scanned in 22,900 pre-1990 well records
• Entered the remaining backlog of 17,300 well construction records
• Online application enhancement underway

Project Overview

The County Well Index (CWI) contains well and boring records wells within Minnesota; over 400,000 records. It is the principal source of well construction information and geologic interpretations of well records and also contains soil boring records, mineral exploration test hole records, and scientific/research test hole records.

The CWI Enhancement Project:
• Updated the application operational system.
• Updated the online CWI application to allow use of a variety of base maps and made the information more easily accessible.
• Provided additional information such as well sealing records, well disclosure information and scanned images of well records.
Scanned 100,000 pre-1990 well records into CWI.
• Entered or updated over 107,000 additional well records in CWI.
• Replaced CWI Online with the new Minnesota Well Index (MWI).

Project Details

Additional details about the project can be reviewed at http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/cwl/cwi/

Project Manager
First Name
Chris
Last Name
Elvrum
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Health
Street Address
PO Box 64975
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55164-0975
Phone
651-201-4598
Email
chris.elvrum@state.mn.us