Cold Spring Groundwater Study

water flowing through cold spring creek

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is collecting data and developing a groundwater flow model to evaluate the impacts of pumping on Cold Spring Creek. A groundwater flow model simulates existing groundwater conditions and can be used as a predictive tool to guide future groundwater use.


Study Timeline

The DNR will monitor and collect data through 2020. An interim groundwater flow model was developed in 2018. A final model will be completed by 2021.


Additional Information


Fact Sheets

Project Updates

Annual Reports




Technical Advisory Group

  • Dr. Bob Tipping, Minnesota Geological Survey - University of Minnesota
  • Mr. Jeppe Kjaersgaard - Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Mr. John Woodside - Minnesota Department of Health
  • Mr. Larry Kramka - Houston Engineering (representing Cold Spring Brewing Company)
  • Mr. Mark Janovec - Stantec (representing City of Cold Spring)
  • Mr. Mike MacDonald - Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Mr. Richard Soule - Minnesota Department of Health



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