Metadata: Baseline water quality of Minnesota's principal aquifers, part of the Ground Water Monitoring and Assessement Program

Baseline water quality of Minnesota's principal aquifers, part of the Ground Water Monitoring and Assessement Program

This page last updated: 08/19/2009
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  1. Overview
  2. Data Quality
  3. Data Organization
  4. Coordinate System
  5. Attributes
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  7. Metadata Reference

Section 1: Overview

Originator:Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Title: Baseline water quality of Minnesota's principal aquifers, part of the Ground Water Monitoring and Assessement Program

Abstract: Geochemistry of ground water samples, collected by staff of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

The rocks and soils that are the foundation of our environment leave an imprint on the chemistry of our water and our lives. This chemical landscape reflects a combination of natural history and cumulative human impacts, and it influences biodiversity and human health. Geochemical mapping thus is needed to clarify elemental variations, and to support assessment of the natural and human-influenced factors that dictate these variations. The Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), therefore have assembled three geochemical data sets for soil and water as a basis for an atlas that will provide an overview of geochemical patterns, and a reference that will place more thorough environmental geochemical surveys into a context. Data contributed to the project were derived from soil, soil parent material, and well water samples analyzed following USGS, Geological Survey of Canada, and Environmental Protection Agency protocols, respectively. The soil data include stream sediments largely in the western part of the state, and the soil parent material data are from sites underlain by till. The well water samples were from multiple aquifers utilized for drinking water, at greatly varying depth and geology.

Purpose: Samples collected as part of an ambient Ground Water Monitoring and Assessement (GWMAP) program conducted by the MPCA to study baseline water quality of ground water in Minnesota aquifers commonly used as domestic water supplies.

Time Period of Content Date:

Currentness Reference: publication date

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: None Planned

Spatial Extent of Data: Much additional data and analysis is available from the GWMAP project. Access GWMAP reports and data from the Minnesota Pollution Control (MPCA) web site. Search for GWMAP.

Bounding Coordinates: -97.054475
-90.038567
48.994767
43.485291

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Theme Keywords: geochemistry

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Access Constraints: None

Use Constraints: None

Contact Person Information: Richard Lively,
Minnesota Geological Survey

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Email: lively@umn.edu

Browse Graphic: None available

Associated Data Sets:

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency:

Completeness:

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: +- 30 m


Lineage: Data acquired in Excel format from MPCA. Data reformated for plotting and plots created at MGS.

Section 3: Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)


Section 4: Coordinate System

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTM Zone Number: 15

Horizontal Datum: NAD83

Horizontal Units: meters

Vertical Datum:

Vertical Units:

Depth Datum:

Depth Units:

Cell Width: 0.000100

Cell Height: 0.000100

Section 5: Attributes

Overview:

Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
water_data_plots
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
OBJECTID
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Internal feature number.ESRI
Shape
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Feature geometry.ESRI
WELL_ID
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UTM_EAST
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UTM_NORTH
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COUNTY
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AQUIFER
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Depth
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S_DATE
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Aluminum
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Antimony
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Arsenic
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Barium
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Beryllium
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Bismuth
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Boron
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Bromide
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Cadmium
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Calcium
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Cesium
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Chloride
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Chromium
-
Cobalt
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Copper
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Iron
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Lead
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Lithium
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Magnesium
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Manganese
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Mercury
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Molybdenum
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Nickel
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pH
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Phosphorus
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Potassium
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Rubidium
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Selenium
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Silicate
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Silver
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Sodium
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Strontium
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Sulfate
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Sulfur
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Thallium
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Tin
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Titanium
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Total_phos
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Vanadium
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Zinc
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Zirconium
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Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Publication Date: 1998

Contact Person Information: ,


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Distributor's Data Set Identifier: Downloadable Data

Distribution Liability:

Ordering Instructions:

Online Linkage:\\MGSP43\C\Working\usgs_AGrosz\Mcc_project\statewide_geochem.gdb

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 08/19/2009

Contact Person Information: Richard Lively,
Minnesota Geological Survey
Minnesota Geological Survey
St. Paul, Minnesota  55114
Phone:
Email: lively@umn.edu

Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

Metadata Standard Online Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html


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