Springs in Minnesota

Inventory of springs in Minnesota. These data are collected and compiled by the Minnesota DNR as a tool to help create awareness of and appreciation for this resource so spring flows can be maintained and groundwater-dependent resources can be protected. These data include locations compiled in the Karst Features Database (Minnesota Geological Survey), locations from historical documents, field surveys by DNR staff, and approved citizen submittals through a citizen reporting application.

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Last Updated June 21, 2018, 10:02
Created April 29, 2017, 10:01
dsCurrentRef Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset.
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/env_mn_springs_inventory/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2018-06-21 02:13:04
dsOriginator University of Minnesota, Department of Geology and Geophysics; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Ecological and Water Resources Division
dsPeriodOfContent 6/20/2018
dsPurpose The Minnesota Spring Inventory (MSI) was created to help provide information and protection for a valuable yet poorly understood resource. The information can be used to identify sampling locations, monitor groundwater conditions, guide fish stocking locations, site park trails, identify and monitor critical habitat, and identify conditions for building construction. Spring data are collected from historical information, existing surveys, on tablets in the field using an ESRI Survey 123 web mapping application, by citizens using the web based Minnesota Spring Inventory Recording Application, stream surveys from DNR Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Minnesota Geological Survey Karst Features Database, postcard surveys, and other available sources. Legacy data is incorporated though compilation of historical documents and surveys.

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