County atlas status list

A complete county atlas provides information about the geology and groundwater resources of a county. Most atlases are produced in two parts.

Part A - Geology

The Minnesota Geological Survey produces the Part A atlas, which includes the geology, sand distribution, bedrock topography, and depth to bedrock. The Geologic Atlas User's Guide has a general overview of Minnesota geology and suggestions on how to use a county atlas (27 pages). For the Part A status map see the County Geologic Atlas website.

Part B - Groundwater/Hydrogeology

After Part A is completed, the DNR produces the Part B atlas, which includes maps and reports identifying the direction of groundwater flow, aquifer properties, groundwater chemistry, and pollution sensitivity of aquifers. In older atlases the groundwater information is included in Part A. See the Groundwater Atlas User Guide for an overview of reading Part B (8 pages).

Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment (RHA)

RHAs are larger areas (typically 4-9 counties) covered in less detail than a county atlas and do not include bedrock. These older assessments will be superseded by the county atlases as they are completed. See the RHA page.

Part B Status

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Atlas status by county

Counties are added to the list as they are begun. Paper copies can be obtained from MGS Map Sales.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


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Aitkin

  • Part A Geology: in progress
  • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: future start

Anoka, C-27


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Becker, C-42

  • Part A Geology: 2016
  • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress

Benton, C-23

  • Part A Geology: 2010
  • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2012
    • Plate 6 - Hydrogeology of the Surficial Sand Aquifer (3.0 MB)
    • Plate 7 - Hydrogeologic Cross Sections (5.8 MB)
    • Plate 8 - Hydrogeology of the Buried Aquifers and the Rice Area Aquifer System (3.7 MB)
    • Plate 9 - Sensitivity of Groundwater Systems to Pollution (3.4 MB)
    • Metadata (web page)
    • GIS files (2.4 MB zip file)

Blue Earth, C-26

  • Part A Geology: 2011
  • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2016
    • Report (22 MB)
    • Plate 7 - Uppermost Bedrock Groundwater Flow Directions and Bedrock Geology (8 MB)
    • Plate 8 - Hydrogeologic Cross Sections (8 MB)
    • Plate 9 - Hydrogeologic Cross Sections (8 MB)
    • GIS files

Brown, C-37


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Carlton, C-19

  • Part A Geology: 2009
  • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2011
    • Plate 7 - Hydrogeology of the Surficial Aquifer (5.5 MB)
    • Plate 8 - Hydrogeologic Cross Sections (1.8 MB)
    • Plate 9 - Hydrogeology of the Buried Aquifers (3.7 MB)
    • Plate 10 - Sensitivity of Groundwater Systems to Pollution (5.8 MB)
    • Metadata (web page)
    • GIS files (8.5 MB zip file)

Carver, C-21

  • Part A Geology: 2009
  • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2014
    • Plate 6 - Quaternary Hydrogeology (3 MB)
      Plate 6 - Quaternary Hydrogeology with LiDAR (41 MB)
    • Plate 7 - Hydrogeologic Cross Sections (6.1 MB)
    • Plate 8 - Bedrock Hydrogeology (6.2 MB)
    • Plate 9 - Pollution Sensitivity (6.1 MB)
    • Metadata (web page)
    • GIS files (3.9 MB zip file)

Cass, C-43

  • Part A Geology: 2018
  • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress

Chisago, C-22

Clay, C-29

Crow Wing, C-16

  • Part A Geology: 2004
  • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2007
    • Plate 7 - Hydrogeology of the buried and surficial aquifers (11 MB)
    • Plate 8 - Hydrogeologic cross sections (7 MB)
    • Plate 9 - Pollution sensitivity of the buried and surficial aquifers (13 MB)
    • Plate 10 - Interaction of lakes and ground water (7 MB)
    • Metadata (web page)
    • GIS files (8.8 MB zip file)


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    Dakota, C-06

    • Part A Geology: 1990
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: included in Part A

    Dakota update

    • Part A Geology: in progress
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress

    Dodge, C-50

    • Part A Geology: 2019
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress


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    Fillmore, C-08

    • Part A Geology and C: 1995
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 1996
      • Plate 6 - Bedrock hydrogeology (1.8 MB)
      • Plate 7 - Sensitivity of the St. Peter-Prairie du Chien-Jordan aquifer to pollution (2.3 MB)
      • Plate 8 - Sinkholes and sinkhole probability (600 K)
      • Plate 9 - Springsheds (1.5 MB)
      • GIS files


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    Goodhue, C-12

    • Part A Geology: 1998
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2003


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    Hennepin, C-45

    • Part A Geology: 2018
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2021
    • C-04 1989 archived

    Houston, C-33

    • Part A Geology: 2014
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress

    Hubbard, C-41

    • Part A Geology: 2018
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress


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    Isanti, C-44

    • Part A Geology: 2017
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress


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    Kanabec, C-38

    Kandiyohi, C46

    • Part A Geology: 2019
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress


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    Lake


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    McLeod, C-20

    • Part A Geology: 2009
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2013
      • Plate 7 - Hydrogeology (5.8 MB)
      • Plate 8 - Hydrogeologic Cross Sections (3.7 MB)
      • Plate 9 - Pollution Sensitivity of the Near-Surface Materials, Buried Sand and Gravel Aquifers, and the Bedrock Surface (3.4 MB)
      • GIS files

    Meeker, C-35

    Morrison, C-31

    Mower, C-11

    • Part A Geology:1998, RI-50: 2000
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2002
      • Plate 7 - Bedrock hydrogeology (2.3 MB)
      • Plate 8 - Ground-water flow in bedrock aquifers (800 K)
      • Plate 9 - Sensitivity to pollution of the uppermost bedrock aquifers (1.7 MB)
      • Plate 10 - Karst hydrogeomorphic units (1.2 MB)
      • Technical Appendix - Potentiometric surfaces of the uppermost bedrock aquifers (5.3 MB)
      • GIS files


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    Nicollet, C-25

    Nobles, C-48

    • Part A Geology: 2020
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress


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    Olmsted update, C-49

    • Part A Geology: 2020
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress
    • C-03 1988 archived


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    Pennington

    • Part A Geology: in progress
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: future start

    Pine, C-13

    Pope, C-15

    • Part A Geology: 2003
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2006
      • Plate 6 - Hydrogeology of the surficial aquifers (4.0 MB)
      • Plate 7 - Hydrogeology of the buried aquifers (2.2 MB)
      • Plate 8 - Hydrogeologic cross sections (3.7 MB)
      • Plate 9 - Sensitivity to pollution of the buried aquifers (6.2 MB)
      • GIS files


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    Ramsey, C-07

    • Part A Geology: 1992
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: included in Part A

    Redwood, C-36

    Renville, C-28

    Rice, C-09

    • Part A Geology: 1995
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 1997
      • Plate 7 - Water-table hydrogeology (1.3 MB)
      • Plate 8 - Bedrock hydrogeology (1.8 MB)
      • Plate 9 - Sensitivity of bedrock aquifer systems to pollution (1.5 MB)
      • Plate 9 Supplement - Sensitivity of near-surface aquifers to pollution (354 KB)
      • GIS files

    Rock, C-47

    • Part A Geology: 2020
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress


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    St. Louis

    Scott, C-17

    Sherburne, C-32

    Sibley, C-24

    Stearns, C-10

    Steele, C-53

    • Part A Geology: in progress
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: future start


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    Todd, C-18

    • Part A Geology: 2007
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2010
      • Plate 7 - Distribution of the Surficial and Buried Sand Aquifers (5 MB)
      • Plate 8 - Hydrogeologic Cross Sections (1.8 MB)
      • Plate 9 - Hydrogeology of the Surficial and Buried Sand Aquifers (9.6 MB)
      • Plate 10 - Pollution Sensitivity of the Buried Sand Aquifers and the Near-Surface Materials (8.1 MB)
      • GIS files


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    Wabasha, C-14

    • Part A Geology: 2001, RI-59: 2002
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: 2005
      • Plate 8 - Hydrogeology of the unconsolidated and bedrock aquifers (1.7 MB)
      • Plate 9 - Hydrogeologic cross sections (2.1 Mb)
      • Plate 10 - Sensitivity to pollution of the uppermost aquifers(2.9 MB)
      • GIS files

    Wadena, C-40

    • Part A Geology: 2016
    • Part B Groundwater/Hydrogeology: in progress

    Washington, C-39

    Winona, C-34

    Wright, C-30


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