This informal report describes the results of a project in which the Minnesota
Geological Survey constructed bedrock geologic and hydrogeologic framework models
for the greater Rochester metropolitan area. The framework depicts aquifer and aquitard
geometery that will be used for a ground-water model being developed by the United
States Geological Survey (USGS). Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) provided the
funding for both the Minnesota Geological Survey and USGS roles in this effort.
It is anticipated that the model will also provide a useful visual tool for public
education and discussion of issues related to ground water in the greater Rochester
metropolitan area. Detailed data gathering and interpretation was focused on Cascade,
Haverhill, Marion, and Rochester Townships comprising the greater Rochester
metropolitan area. Surfaces of the geologic and hydrogeologic units in the framework
models were extended beyond the county boundary to accommodate hydrologic
boundary conditions to be used in the ground-water model.
OFR08_06_grids_geo.zip -- 30 meter lithostratigraphic grids (extended county study area)
OFR08_06_grids_hydro.zip -- 30 meter hydrostratigraphic grids (extended county study area)
OFR08_06_grids_4twp.zip -- 10 meter lithostratigraphic grids (Rochester metro area)
OFR08_06_layers.zip -- ArcGIS layer files for grids and shapefiles
OFR08_06_shpfiles.zip -- project shape files
Tipping, R.G.; Runkel, A.C..
OFR08-06, Geologic Investigations to Support Ground-Water Management II, Rochester metropolitan area, Minnesota, Project Summary Report to Rochester Public Utilities.
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