Hydrogeologic and Groundwater Chemistry Assessment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,226
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,138
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Minnesota Geological Survey
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2010
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Washington
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Chp. 172 Art. 2, Sec. 10
Appropriation Language

$400,000 the first year is for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,226
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$18,226
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The proposed project outcomes include information for resource managers to: optimize management of existing wells; site future wells to maximize productivity and minimize impacts from withdrawals; and better understand the vulnerability of groundwater resources to land-use activities. The detailed information collected during this study also increases the understanding of aquifer availability, capacity and vulnerability in the region, and is extremely valuable for improving the predictive capability of groundwater flow models.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion

Recipient Board Members
Susan Haigh (Chair), Roxanne Smith, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Gary Van Eyll, Steve Elkins, James Brimeyer, Gary L. Cunningham, Adam Duininck, Edward Reynoso, John Doan, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chavez, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Chp. 172 Art. 2, Sec. 10
Appropriation Language

$400,000 the first year is for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,138
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$48,138
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2010 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project provides include information for resource managers to: optimize management of existing wells; site future wells to maximize productivity and minimize impacts from withdrawals; and better understand the vulnerability of groundwater resources to land-use activities. The detailed information collected during this study also increases the understanding of aquifer availability, capacity and vulnerability in the region, and is extremely valuable for improving the predictive capability of groundwater flow models.

Project Overview

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Geological Survey collected information and conducted an assessment of the hydraulic properties and chemistry of selected aquifers in the metro area. This project greatly improves the accessibility of existing data, which were previously available only in scattered paper reports. A robust database of groundwater age, aquifer hydraulic conductivity and groundwater chemistry data was developed to make the information easily accessible to water resource managers.

Project Manager
First Name
Lanya
Last Name
Ross
Organization Name
Metropolitan Council
Street Address
390 N. Robert St.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101
Phone
(651) 602-1803
Email
lanya.ross@metc.state.mn.us