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05137500 - Rainy River at Wheeler's Point, MN will be discontinued Oct. 1, 2018

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USGS 443920092412701 PI98-12 114N16W25BBCABA01 Prairie I.2 0000612790


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Prairie Island Observation Well PI98-12
This well is in a nest of 3 wells
This site is currently not transmitting data in real-time due to a cellular modem issue. Real-time data transmission is planned to be restored in April 2019.
County: Goodhue
Township: Welch (T114N R16W)
Location: 0.2 miles northeast of Prairie Island Boulevard, 3.5 miles east if the intersection of Co. Rd. 68 and Co. Rd. 54
Land-surface elevation: 686.61 ± 0.01 feet, NAVD88
Installation: Sep. 2, 1998, By the USGS
Well information
Depth: 17.77 feet
Open interval: 12.9–17.2 feet
Original and current use: monitoring, USGS
Aquifer information
Type: surficial sand and gravel
Thickness: more than 85 feet (0–>85 feet, BLS)
Deposit: sand and gravel alluvium deposited by a glacial melt-water stream

Prairie Island Indian Community
This site is operated in cooperation with the Prairie Island Indian Community

Water levels below land surface are accurate to 0.01 feet. Water levels above National American Vertical Datum of 1988 (sea level) are calculated by subtracting recorded water levels from the land surface elevation, which is accurate only to ± 0.01 feet based on optical level survey. Water-level differences are accurate to within 0.001 feet.

Note: The water levels measured at this field site are accurate only to a precision of two decimal places, not the 3 decimal places shown on this web site. Thus, the three-decimal place data do not reflect the absolute accuracy of the water level but only relative differences in the water level over time. This three-decimal place precision was useful at sites similar to this one for hydrologic analyses such as estimation of ground-water recharge and evapotranspiration.

Water temperatures are accurate to ± 0.1°C.

Shelter temperature is the air temperature inside the shelter, which is unventilated, and does not represent ambient air temperature, particularly during daylight hours.

Precipitation is accurate to 0.01 inches except during freezing periods (about Dec. through early Apr.). The rain gage is unheated and uncovered. The precipitation data during freezing periods result from melting of snow (accumulated in the rain gage) during warm periods and do NOT represent actual precipitation. Precipitation totals during freezing periods May underestimate actual totals because the rain gage funnel may be full of snow (preventing further accumulation) or because snow in the funnel may sublimate instead of melt.

This station managed by the Mounds View Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 4 Available Parameters for this site
00010 Temperature, water, 17.6 feet below LSD 2012-11-06  2019-07-18
00045 Precipitation [not accurate when freezing] 2012-11-06  2019-07-18
62611 Elevation, GW, NAVD88 2012-11-07  2019-07-18
72019 Water level, depth LSD 2012-11-07  2019-07-18

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Instantaneous-data availability statement
*** There are no data available on the Waterdata system for the time period specified,
    although data may be available in the files of the local USGS office operating the station.