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Water-Quality and Hydrogeologic Data Used to Evaluate theEffects of Farming Systems on Ground-Water Quality at theManagement Systems Evaluation Area Near Princeton,Minnesota, 1991-95

Open-File Report 97-22

Prepared in cooperation with the University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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Abstract

The Minnesota Management Systems Evaluation Area (MSEA) project was part of a multi-scale, inter-agency initiative to evaluate the effects of agricultural management systems on water quality in the midwest corn belt. The research area was located in the Anoka Sand Plain about 5 kilometers southwest of Princeton, Minnesota. The ground-water-quality monitoring network within and immediately surrounding the research area consisted of 73 observation wells and 25 multiport wells. The primary objectives of the ground-water monitoring program at the Minnesota MSEA were to: (1) determine the effects of three farming systems on ground-water quality, and (2) understand the processes and factors affecting the loading, transport, and fate of agricultural chemicals in ground water at the site. This report presents well construction, geologic, water-level, chemical application, water-quality, and quality-assurance data used to evaluate the effects of farming systems on ground-water quality during 1991-95.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-Quality and Hydrogeologic Data Used to Evaluate theEffects of Farming Systems on Ground-Water Quality at theManagement Systems Evaluation Area Near Princeton,Minnesota, 1991-95
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
97-22
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
vi, 25 p.; 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Time Range Start:
1991-01-01
Time Range End:
1995-12-31