NEWSBRIEF: Dakota County drilling into well data for Geologic Survey

The Minnesota Geologic Survey is updating the Dakota County Geologic Atlas, which describes materials and features from just beneath the soil to the bedrock and beyond. It includes geology and hydrogeology.

Well drilling records are an important source of information about buried geologic formations. Dakota County recently hired a temporary worker to identify and locate wells as part of the geologic atlas update process. Accurate locations of wells will improve the quality of the updated atlas.

Through early 2019, the worker will drive a Dakota County marked vehicle and carry county identification while visiting many neighborhoods in the county to verify well locations. Only information that helps to identify and locate wells will be gathered. The worker will knock on doors when going on a property and will not cross “no trespassing” signs without permission.

For more details, visit www.dakotacounty.us, search “geologic atlas.”

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