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BLM Colorado

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Groundwater Investigation and Well Tracking

BLM FISHERIES NATIONAL OPERATIONS CENTER

Groundwater Investigation and Well Tracking

The NOC Division of Resource Services completed development of a preliminary database of more than 8,000 groundwater wells located on BLM-administered lands. The BLM and authorized users of public lands have historically relied on wells to provide water supplies in remote areas, but the BLM has lacked a comprehensive system to manage this information for effective decision making. As a result, field offices have used various localized approaches for managing data and substantial legacy paper-based records have been maintained at the NOC.