Geologic investigations applicable to ground-water management, Rochester metropolitan area, Minnesota

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In recent years, metropolitan Rochester's projected water demands have increased to the point that detailed studies of geologic and hydrologic conditions within the Rochester-Zumbro ground-water basin are necessary for effective water management and long-term water planning. In 1988, the Minnesota Geological Survey published a geologic atlas for Olmsted County (Balaban, 1988). The atlas has helped local water managers by describing the regional geologic and hydrologic framework of Rochester's ground-water system; however, it does not provide, and was not intended to provide, the level of detail that water managers now require.

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  • critical issues, database publication, water availability, minnesota