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Montana Groundwater Information Center Water Well Data

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Data Provider Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG)
Date 1860 - 9999
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract This dataset contains point locations and selected attributes for water wells within Montana extracted from databases maintained at the Ground-Water Information Center (GWIC) at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. Original data sources include water rights filings, water well logs, visits to water wells, and publications of the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, the U.S. Geological Survey, and others. The databases are maintained at the Ground-Water Information Center and updated regularly. The downloadable GIS data is updated nightly:Geodatabase - http://mbmg.mtech.edu/mbmgcat/public/FileDirector.asp?fn=1916Shapefile - http://mbmg.mtech.edu/mbmgcat/public/FileDirector.asp?fn=1928Fields provided in this data set are a subset of the fields available in the database at the GWIC. Additional data for ground-water resources in Montana can be obtained from the GWIC website at http://mbmggwic.mtech.edu.
Purpose Data from GWIC are useful for describing the ground-water resources of Montana, land use planning, determination of drilling depths, and understanding groundwater flow.
Supplemental Information
These data are currently intended to provide information on the distribution of wells in general rather than the locations of specific wells. Caution should be used when displaying or performing analysis based on the well location. Most well points are not at the true x,y ground location of the well. Most of the well locations are derived from 1:250,000 scale maps and individual well identities should not be shown at map scales larger than this. Well data is updated continually at GWIC. Current data for any well, or updated data sets, can be obtained directly from the GWIC website at http://mbmggwic.mtech.edu. The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Data Access http://mbmg.mtech.edu/mbmgcat/public/FileDirector.asp?fn=1916

Distributor Montana State Library
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Email: geoinfo@mt.gov
Distribution liability The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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Metadata date 04/13/2015