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Well Location Points (Digitized) from the Minnesota Geological Survey's County Well Index (CWI)

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

'Cwilocs_nps' is a shapefile of well locations created from wells listed in the Minnesota Geological Survey's County Well Index (CWI) data base. Specifically, this coverage contains wells for which the locations have been verified by the Minnesota Geological Survey, the Minnesota Department of Health, or another agency, and a well location has been obtained either by digitizing the location from a USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle map, by field survey, or by GPS location. Attribute information about the wells includes key fields from County Well Index, including owner name, use type, location, aquifer, and water levels. Additional descriptive information about the wells is found in the full County Well Index data set. The information in County Well Index was entered by the Minnesota Geological Survey from the Water Well Driller Log form, which was submitted by the well driller to the Minnesota Department of Health at the time the well was constructed. Submission of a Water Well Driller Log is a requirement of the Minnesota Water Well Construction Code, passed by the State Legislature in 1974. While the County Well Index does not represent all wells in the state, it is the single most complete listing of wells. Accuracy and completeness of CWI are discussed elsewhere in this document.

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Metadata Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from Minnesota Geospatial Information Office

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party Minnesota Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Acknowledgement of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Minnesota Department of Health is appreciated in products derived from these data. Use should be consistent with the limits of the data set, as described in 'Locational Accuracy', 'Attribute Accuracy', 'Lineage', and 'Completeness' sections., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -89.0
Bbox North Lat 49.5
Bbox South Lat 43.0
Bbox West Long -97.5
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview File None available
Harvest Object Id 0b2e5826-b77e-43d7-8f7b-4cb1de936e1e
Harvest Source Id df350285-8807-4289-913e-a4c9d489b765
Harvest Source Title Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
Licence Data is provided "as is" without any warranty whatsoever, including but not limited to any warranty as to performance, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The entire risk as to the results of the use of this data is assumed by the user. MGS and MDH are not responsible for any interpretation or conclusions made by those who acquire or use it. MGS and MDH shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, compensatory or consequential damages or third-party claims resulting from the use of this data, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such potential loss or damage. In states that do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, this data may not be used.
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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