Presentation on theme: "The Status of Minnesotas Groundwater Jason Moeckel, DNR Dale Setterholm, MGS Glenn Skuta, MPCA Bruce Montgomery, MDA Joe Zachmann, MDA Chris Elvrum, MDH."— Presentation transcript:
The Status of Minnesotas Groundwater Jason Moeckel, DNR Dale Setterholm, MGS Glenn Skuta, MPCA Bruce Montgomery, MDA Joe Zachmann, MDA Chris Elvrum, MDH Keith Buttleman, Metropolitan Council Jim Sehl, DNR James Stark, USGS
The Problem… There are places in Minnesota where we are not achieving sustainability of our groundwater resources and we are currently making decisions with a lack of information Key Risks – Over use – Contamination
Minnesotas Drinking Water Sources Municipal Groundwater 2.7 million people 75 % from groundwater; drought plan for surface water = groundwater
I didnt think it was possible to run out of water in the land of 10,000 lakes. Weve never had any problem before in the 14 years Ive lived here," Mackay said, adding that at least four of her neighbors have had wells run dry in recent weeks.
Minnesotas Drinking Water Community Surface Water Supplies
Community Ground Water Supplies Minnesotas Drinking Water
Private Wells Minnesotas Drinking Water
Groundwater Provinces: A complex resource!
Private Wells Twin Cities Drinking Water Surface Water Supplies Ground Water Supplies
West Metro ( 45 – 12 )
water supply interference Ground water withdrawal affects surface water and ground water users