Carver, McLeod counties plan atlas workshop Oct. 10

Carver and McLeod counties will host a one day informational workshop on Oct. 10 at the Norwood Young America City Hall Council Chambers. This workshop will introduce the Carver and McLeod County Geologic Atlases, Part B, Hydrogeology that were recently completed in both counties.
The Geologic Atlas is a comprehensive collection of maps and other information describing the geology and groundwater systems of the county.
The program will include presentations and map exercises in the morning, followed by a field tour in the afternoon. The program is intended for county, city and township staff, local decision makers, citizens, teachers, well drillers, environmental consultants, planners, engineers, septic professionals and anyone interested in land and water in Carver and McLeod counties.
Registration for the program is $10 and is due by Sept. 20. Lunch is provided and copies of both the geology and groundwater portions of the atlas will be available to attendees. To register for the program or for more information, contact Madeline Seveland at (952) 361-1026 or mseveland@co.carver.mn.us or visit www.co.carver.mn.us/water.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources completed the groundwater systems part of the Atlas (Part B) in 2013. The maps of the groundwater systems show the aquifers, direction of groundwater flow, age of groundwater, and pollution sensitivity.
The Minnesota Geological Survey completed the geology part, or Part A, in 2009. The geology maps of the atlas show the type of bedrock and sediment beneath the land surface of the county.  Also included are maps showing depth to bedrock and aggregate resources.
For more information about the county atlas program, contact Dale Setterholm, Minnesota Geological Survey, at (612) 627-4780 or Jan Falteisek, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at (651) 259-5665.

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