On November 30, 2017, the Anoka Conservation District (ACD) hosted a county geologic atlas workshop to teach private and public sector professionals how to read and apply the recently completed Anoka County Geologic Atlas Part B – Hydrology.  The atlas work produces will soon be posted at on the DNR website.  

The County Geologic Atlas is a map of geology (released in 2013) and hydrology (being released at this workshop). The hydrology maps include aquifers, flow directions, pollution sensitivities and recharge areas. Uses include:

  • Finding locations for new wells
  • Siting industrial or other facilities
  • Determining the direction of contaminated groundwater movement
  • Answering common groundwater questions such as aquifer depth, aquifer recharge rates, groundwater inter-connections with lakes, etc.

Resources pertaining to the Geologic Atlas:

DNR Website

University of MN Website

Minnesota Geospatial Information Office