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Notice - The USGS Water Resources Mission Area's priority is to maintain the safety and well-being of our communities, including providing critical situational awareness in times of flooding in all 50 U.S. states and additional territories. Our hydrologic monitoring stations continue to send data in near real-time to NWISWeb, and we are continuing critical water monitoring activities to protect life and property on a case-by-case basis. The health and safety of the public and our employees are our highest priorities, and we continue to follow guidance from the White House, the CDC, and state and local authorities.
|USGS Climate-Response Network (CRN) Well WLN03|
|Township:||Belle River (T129N R36W)|
|Location:||1.1 miles east of the intersection of Co. Rd. 13 and Co. Rd. 3|
|Land-surface elevation:||1347.56 +/- 0.03 feet, NAVD88|
|Installation:||Nov. 4, 2004, for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources|
|Open interval:||11–21 feet|
|Original and current use:||Monitoring, for the USGS National Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Cooperative Groundwater Monitoring (CGM) Program.|
|Type:||Surficial sand and gravel|
|Thickness:||More than 21 feet (0–>21 feet, BLS)|
|Deposit:||Glacially deposited sand and gravel outwash|
This site is monitored as part of the USGS National Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program.
This site is also monitored as part of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Cooperative Groundwater Monitoring (CGM) Program.
Water levels below land surface are accurate to 0.01 feet. Water levels above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (sea level) are calculated by subtracting recorded water levels from the land surface elevation, which is accurate to 0.03 feet based on a differential GPS survey. Water-level differences are accurate to within 0.01 feet.
Water temperature is accurate to plus-or-minus 0.1°C, and differences in temperature are accurate to 0.1°C.
Precipitation is accurate to 0.01 inches except during freezing periods (about Dec. through early Apr.). The rain gage is unheated and uncovered. The precipitation data during freezing periods result from melting of snow (accumulated in the rain gage) during warm periods and do NOT represent actual precipitation. Precipitation totals during freezing periods May underestimate actual totals because the rain gage funnel may be full of snow (preventing further accumulation) or because snow in the funnel may sublimate instead of melt.