The Michigan Groundwater Mapping Project was mandated by Public Act 148 of 2003, which requires that a groundwater inventory and map be generated for the state. Funding was provided by the State of Michigan through cooperative agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the MSU Institute of Water Research.
Interactive Map Viewer

The online interactive map viewer was created by MSU Remote Sensing & GIS Research and Outreach Services (RS&GIS). Base map features and image backdrops are included as well as layers specific to this project. With the viewer users can query well databases, find lat/lon coordinates, find addresses and download spatial data.

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Groundwater Information Database

USGS and RS&GIS collaborated on the searchable groundwater database.

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Database last updated: August 17, 2005
Project Reports

Executive Summary (8-18-05)
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Technical Report (3-6-06)
  Full Technical Report: 23.5 MB
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Web Resources
Groundwater Tutorial
Groundwater Glossary
Groundwater Stewardship Manual
Aquifer Basics
Glossary of Hydrologic Terms
Groundwater Atlas of the United States
The Water Cycle
Recent Changes

PowerPoint Presentation: Groundwater in Michigan

Basic Ground-Water Hydrology

Ground Water and Surface Water A Single Resource

Sustainability of Ground-Water Resources

Flow and Storage in Groundwater Systems

Groundwater and the Rural Homeowner

The Importance of Ground Water in the Great Lakes Region

Ground-Water-Level Monitoring and the Importance of Long-Term Water-Level Data
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