News release: Groundwater Atlas of Hennepin County now available

February 3, 2022


The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published the Groundwater Atlas of Hennepin County. This atlas covers groundwater conditions and sensitivity to pollution, expanding on the geologic atlas for Hennepin County previously published by the Minnesota Geological Survey.

The groundwater atlas can help identify viable water sources, evaluate supply, identify recharge sources and flow, manage sustainability, guide decisions for well and septic system construction, assist in well head protection for public water supply, and assess pollution sensitivity.

The atlas is available online and in printed form:

For more information on the program, visit the County Groundwater Atlas page of the DNR website.

The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and Clean Water Fund provide partial funding for this project.