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We’re Talking Fossils — Friday, April 26, 2013

Lunch and Learn from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Learn from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.The last geology presentation during our 160th Anniversary Open House will be about fossils.  Visit with staff, see special exhibits, and tour our McCracken Core Library and Research Center and Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to learn about the contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri.

Plan to Visit us During Our Open House April 22-26, 2013Register during the Open House to win a stay at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park or four passes to tour Onondaga Cave, in Onondaga Cave State Park.

We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.  Admission is free of charge.  Check our website for more information

Learn About Water Wells and Groundwater — Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lunch and Learn from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Visit us during our Open House -- April 22-26, 2013Turnout has been great for our geology presentations, and you have two more chances to join us during our 160th Anniversary Open House.  Thursday’s presentation is about water wells and groundwater.  Friday’s topic is fossils!

Visit with staff, see special exhibits, and tour our McCracken Core Library and Research Center and Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to learn about the contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri.

Plan to Visit us During Our Open House April 22-26, 2013Register during the Open House to win a stay at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park or four passes to tour Onondaga Cave, in Onondaga Cave State Park.

We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.  Admission is free of charge.  Check our website for more information

Learn About Geologic Mapping Today, April 23 at 12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Learn – 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Geologic MappingDon’t forget, we are having daily Lunch and Learn presentations about geology during our 160th Anniversary Open House, April 22-26.

  • Tuesday, April 23 – Geologic Mapping
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Caves
  • Thursday, April 25 – Water Wells and Groundwater
  • Friday, April 26 – Fossils

Visit with staff, see special exhibits, and tour our McCracken Core Library and Research Center and Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to learn about the contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri.

Plan to Visit us During Our Open House April 22-26, 2013Register during the Open House to win a stay at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park or four passes to tour Onondaga Cave, in Onondaga Cave State Park.

We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.  Admission is free of charge.  Check our website for more information.

We’re Just Two Weeks Away From Our Open House

Help us celebrate 160 years of service to Missourians

Join us for special presentations April 22-26, 2013Everyone is invited to attend our special Lunch and Learn presentations April 22-26, 2013, visit with staff, see special exhibits, and tour our Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to learn about the contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri.

Register during the Open House to win a stay at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.  Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park is a geologic jewel of the Missouri State Park System, a place with something for everyone.

You may also win four passes to tour Onondaga Cave, in Onondaga Cave State Park.  Onondaga Cave is one of America’s most spectacular, with 1.5 miles of passages decorated with towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, active flowstones, grotto salamanders and more.

Our museum is located in the Buehler Building, 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.  Self-guided tours are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Lunch and Learn presentations will be held from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in the adjacent Annex Building.  Pack a lunch and join us!  Admission to the museum and presentations is free of charge.  Parking is available in front and back of both buildings.  Check our website for the schedule for presentations and read more about us.

Water Well Information at Your Fingertips

Find information about wells more quickly and with less paperwork

Search WIMS

Did you know information about wells drilled in Missouri is available at your fingertips?  It is true and this information is now available online by searching the Geology and Land Survey Division’s well database for information about a specific well or to locate wells in a certain area of the state. The information provided in the Well Information Management System (WIMS) includes owner, location and construction details for all types of wells.  This includes domestic, irrigation, public, monitoring and heat pump wells.

 

The system can be used to:

  • Search for well information for wells drilled in the state since 1987;  
  • View and print individual well records;
  • Search by multiple criteria, including location, use and date;
  • Select sort options for search results;
  • Print search results;
  • Report errors on records in the system; and
  • Obtain instant well information any time of day.

Visit this website to search WIMS.  See this website to learn more about wells and wellhead protection.  See this link for a listing of water well drillers who are permitted to operate in Missouri–Joe

Gov. Nixon announces emergency program to help drought-affected farmers drill, deepen wells for more water for livestock and crops

Apply by Aug. 6, 2012

Missouri farmers suffering from the statewide drought are encouraged to participate in an emergency program to help drill or deepen water wells to benefit their livestock or crops.

Under this emergency program announced Tuesday by Gov. Nixon, 90 percent of the eligible project cost will be covered, with a maximum cost-share award of $20,000. Normal soil and water cost-share programs provide 75 percent of the project cost, with the landowner covering the remaining 25 percent.

Because of the emergency situation of the drought, applications from farmers for this cost-share program must be submitted by Aug. 6, 2012, to the local soil and water district or online. The local soil and water district will act on each application within 72 hours of its receipt.  Read more about the emergency program.  Apply here.

Our staff ensure that private wells drilled in Missouri are constructed to standards as set by state regulations. This helps protect our groundwater resources from contamination due to poor well construction.  Learn more about proper well construction and groundwater protection.  –Joe

Protecting Missouri’s Domestic Drinking Water

Clean, safe drinking water

Protecting Missouri Drinking WaterMore than 150,000 domestic wells are used to supply drinking water to more than half a million Missourians.  Staff with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Geology and Land Survey Division are dedicated to protecting these precious groundwater supplies now and for the future.  One way we protect drinking water is by using equipment to locate problems in domestic wells.  Check out this video to learn more.  –Joe 

 

Protecting Missouri’s Domestic Drinking Water

Clean, safe drinking water

Protecting Missouri's Drinking WaterMore than 150,000 domestic wells are used to supply drinking water to more than half a million Missourians. Staff with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Geology and Land Survey Division are dedicated to protecting these precious groundwater supplies now and for the future. One way we protect drinking water is by using equipment to locate problems in domestic wells. Check out this video to learn more.  –Joe

Protecting domestic drinking water for citizens in Missouri

Division of Geology and Land Survey

Water, Heat Pump and Monitoring Wells

Artesian WellOne of our mission areas is to ensure any new private water well drilled in Missouri is constructed to minimum standards as set by state regulations. This helps protect our groundwater resources from contamination due to poor well construction.

Staff with our Wellhead Protection Section regulate the construction of private water wells (this includes domestic and multiple family class wells), irrigation wells, monitoring wells and heat pump wells.

In addition, we regulate how to properly plug all types of wells. Our job is to balance the concerns of the land owner and the driller, while at the same time performing our overall directive of protecting Missouri’s vast underground water supply from contamination due to improper construction and abandonment of wells.

Watch this short video to learn more about how we protect domestic drinking water. –Joe

 

 

 

Welcome

Division of Geology and Land Survey

Division of Geology and Land Survey, 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla, Mo.

Welcome to our blog.  For more than 156 years, geologists have served Missourians endeavoring to provide products for professional, technical and educational use. We continue to also provide technical analysis for many geologic investigations and issues in the state, assist citizens in interpretation and understanding of our subsurface resources, and serve as the technical assistance agency for the department. We have served the citizens of Missouri since 1853 and are proud of the expertise of our agency.

A primary responsibility of our agency is to investigate and report on the state’s geological resources. We create geologic maps of bedrock and unconsolidated materials, and develop maps that identify areas susceptible to geologic hazards. This includes areas that are collapse-prone or subject to earthquake damage and landslides.

We ascertain that new water wells are constructed to minimum standards as set by the state regulations to ensure that our groundwater resources are protected from contamination due to poor well construction.

At our McCracken Core Library and Research Center, we have more than 2.5 million feet of drill core samples cataloged and stored for the public to examine.  Drill cores are used for the study of the rock layers beneath the surface, to aid in the definition of the physical properties of aquifers, to provide data for waste disposal site studies, to assist in characterizing our mineral resources, and for educational purposes. Examination of rock core in this library saves considerable time and money and often eliminates the need for costly, new drill holes. The McCracken Core Library is one of the largest such collections in the nation and is open to the public, by appointment.

You are also welcome to visit where you will you will find educational displays in our Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology. These include rocks, minerals, fossils, and descriptions of the geologic history of Missouri.

However, if you are not able to stop by our Rolla headquarters, please peruse our blog and website to learn more about us and how we may assist you.  And perhaps we will meet you on a site where we spend a good deal of time outside the office working with citizens.  Joe Gillman, state geologist and Geology and Land Survey Division director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources