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data about the quality of groundwater near homes or businesses or get an estimate of groundwater availability.
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where your groundwater comes from and how it moves underground to reach your drinking water well and the lakes and streams you enjoy.

Look up groundwater data

To learn about the likely quantity and quality of groundwater in a geographic area, you’ll want to find data from several sources.

Groundwater quality and basic well parameters

Groundwater quality and basic well parameters can be found in the Groundwater Retrieval Network (GRN).

Well construction information

Well construction information, including geology and construction method may be helpful. Use the following links to locate reports on wells that have been constructed across Wisconsin.

Groundwater levels

Groundwater levels measured in approximately 120 wells throughout Wisconsin, are available at the USGS web site:

Potential contamination sources

Potential contamination sources, including spill or remediation sites:

Additional groundwater data and analyses

Additional groundwater data and analyses available from:

Site-specific file information

Site-specific file information may be available in DNR files for high capacity wells and similar large wells requiring state permits. To request records for individual wells by unique well number, contact Ms. June Everson by email or by letter at Department of Natural Resources, 101 South Webster Street, Madison, WI 53707. A well record security agreement will be required prior to receiving individual well records.

We are happy to provide file information about wells in a location of interest (e.g., for property evaluation, due diligence or project design). Identification of wells in a location of interest is best done you or others with information about the nature of the parcel or the scope of the potential project. To ensure complete data on which to base your site assessment, we recommend you search the on-line data systems described above using appropriate location parameters to identify specific wells for which we may then be able to provide additional file information.

Last revised: Friday April 11 2014