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Well Data

The Kandiyohi SWCD monitors wells for ground water levels and for nitrates.

The Kandiyohi SWCD monitors wells for groundwater levels for the DNR.  The wells are measured monthly and reported to the DNR.  The water level readings are available via the DNR web page.  The water level readings are analyzed for impacts of specific events and for trends in aquifer response to human activities. 

Concerns about high nitrates levels in private drinking water wells led to the development of the Central Sands Private Well Network starting in 2011.  Kandiyohi County is one of the 14 counties involved in the monitoring with the Minnesota Dept of Agriculture.  A monitoring network will provide a better understanding of nitrate trends in the region and will be used to educate private well owners about the quality of their drinking water.  This project will help answer the questions:  Are nitrate concentrations in private drinking water wells increasing, decreasing or staying the same?

To check out the well data in your area, click Here for an interactive map!